Magnhild Fossum is a Norwegian dancer, choreographer and teacher currently based in Switzerland. She has worked internationally with a wide range of companies and collaborations, such as Stellaris DansTeater(N), Attakallari Dance Company(IND) and Allora & Calzadilla(US). She has also since 2005 toured several productions with her own company, Magnhild Fossum Productions, where most recent collaborators has been Melaku Belay(ETH), Jeroen Visser(CH), Mats J. Sivertsen(N) and Zoe McCloskey(US). For several years she collaborated with Anwar Saab(N/LB), producing for stage and several experimental short-films. She has explored dance through theatre, video art, interactive installations and public interventions. Currently she is researching and developing ways to create new possible modes of perception between people, spectators and performers through the performing arts. This is why she has invited Mårten Spångberg to do a workshop with her at Tanzhaus Zürich, leading to an open performance on the main stage, 2nd of October 2014, together with 10 invited dancing artists. In the workshop they will zoom in on the 2014 rise of dance “detached” from choreography and signification. It addresses dance as an autonomous existence that carries new possibilities. A dance produced in a post-critical environment gaining momentum through contemporary phenomena, spiritual practices, analogue and digital interfaces and current modes of remixing, editing and combining. According to Spångerg this articulates a new operative system for dance, a dancing that has to or can allow itself a proactive incompatibility with tradition, canon, training and representation.