Listening Dance, Sensing Sound – Interdisciplinary workshop
Listening Dance – Sensing Sound
Interdisciplinary workshop for artists with practices in movement, sound, visual art, design, & craft
31/7 – 4/8 in the tent in Anga
With dance artist Katarina Eriksson, Göteborg/USA & composer, singer, mover, Anna E Weiser, Gotland
part of Vibrationsverket Deepening Days 31/7 – 5/8 2023
Workshop, sharing, jam, open stage
5/8 Dance Concert Duos, see seperate info at Evenemang
Listening with all the senses, perceiving the tone in the movement, in the material, the shape, the body, the musical instrument, or the color, is fundamental in several artistic practices and processes. The workshop takes its point of departure in improvisational dance and sound to explore, deepen, and interweave artistic perspectives.
Workshop schedule 31/7 – 4/8
Monday 17.00 – 19.00
Tuesday – Thursday 10.00 – 15.00
Friday 10.00 – 13.00
Afternoon and evenings open for collegial exchange and jam sessions, open stage on Thursday
Sliding scale from 800:- – 2100:-
Vibrationsverket’s tent in Anga. Access to a kitchen, as well as accommodation in tents can be offered at cost price. About 5 km to bathing area in Baju. About 5 km to the nearest bus stop in Kräklingbo, where we can pick up and drop off by car.
Arr: Vibrationsverket – Rum för rörelse, with support from Dans på Gotland
About the workshop
The first part of the day, we will work with the presence and feeling of sound. Paper, wood, grass, glass, fabric, clay, mineral, metal… Materials surrounds us, build our houses and our clothes. They sound in different ways when we touch them, sometimes audibly, sometimes just as a feeling in the body.
In listening explorations with materials and objects that produce sound, we will focus on distinguishing textures and timbres, on hearing and noticing difference. The work is influenced by Body-Mind Centering®, an integrated and embodied approach to movement, developed by Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen.
In the afternoons we will engage in principles from Contact Improvisation and improvisational performance work; combining the readiness to safely “fall into movement and touch” with compositional concerns such as musicality, space awareness and group mind.
Contact Improvisation started as a performance experiment into the pure physics of falling, catching, rolling, and softly “crash” into each other. Taking inspiration from those early inquiries, we let concepts such as potential energy, center of gravity, and centrifugal force become “navigational tools” that help simplify and deepen the improvised moment.
Balancing the use of touch, vision, and hearing opens up to “the big picture”; the sense of ensemble, and of spatial relationships. Working with timing – the readiness to pause/change pace in the midst of the flow of movements – expands the potential for improvisational unpredictability, and the joy of co-creating through dance.
These concepts will be explored in a spirit of collaboration, curiosity, and deep play.
- 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, experimental 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 transdisciplinary works or participates in collaborative projects. www.annaeweiser.se