Listening Dance, Sensing Sound – Spring Workshop in Movement Improvisation
27 – 29 May 2022 Visby, Gotland, Sweden
Movement workshop blending perspectives from performance, visual, and sound art in playful exploration
With dance artist Katarina Eriksson, Göteborg/USA & composer choreographer Anna E Weiser, Gotland
We practice the art of listening with the whole body – similarly to how an orchestra tune their instruments between themselves, we “tune” our perception in the meeting between movement, sound, environment, and material.
- Time: Friday 17.30-19.30, Saturday 10.00–17.00, Sunday 10.00– 14.00
- At: Norrbackaskolans gymnastiksal, Visby
Price: 1800 SEK, price reduction for students and unemployedRegister at email@example.comBring your own lunch, or eat in town. Coffee and tea will be served.
Due to previous pandemia make sure you stay at home if you have syptoms.
In the first session of each day, we will support and deepen the improvisational movement work through “acts of listening and making” – simple material-based explorations with paper, threads and objects that produce sound sound. By turning the attention away from transmitting and toward receiving, the transition between inside and out come into focus. We translate these thin transitions between surfaces, membrane, and skin as a weaving between environment and person, a listening from the inside out. The work will focus on sound, timbre and resonance, and influenced by the somatic approach of Body-Mind Centering®.
In the afternoons we turn our focus towards concepts from Contact Improvisation; tuning our bodies to the force of gravity while staying safe through a range of “navigational tools”; releasing the joints to be able shift weight instantaneously, tracking ones own and each other’s center of gravity, balancing the awareness between touch, vision, and sound. These concepts will be explored in a spirit of collaboration and curiosity of the unknown. There will also be space for group improvisations where we develop easy transitions in and out of physical contact, as well as solo work for exploration of personal movement vocabulary and musicality.
- Katarina Eriksson is a dance artist based in USA and Sweden who has been involved with improvisational dance since 1989. She creates interdisciplinary performance work, and teaches Contact Improvisation and improvisation-based dance internationally. Katarina’s instruction supports collaboration, diversity of expression, and “beginner’s mind”. Her main guides in art- making are vulnerability, musicality and deep play. https://katerimpro.wixsite.com/website-1
- Anna E Weiser is a Swedish composer / sound choreographer, singer, writer and trained BMC® Somatic Movement Educator at Movimiento Atlas, Spain, with a master’s degree in music from KMH. In her practice, she explores sound and listening in a broader perspective; material based, spatially, in landscape, in relation to body, sensibility and perception. She creates interdisciplinary works or participates in collaborative projects. www.annaeweiser.se