with Thomas Johannsen
26th September 2009
This is a workshop about using the voice in dance improvisation.
Any sound can be music, any movement can be dance. It is your awareness that creates the meaning. But when dealing with sound or voice in improvisation, we do need a different awareness than just the awareness of a skilled dancer. What is space in terms of music? What is the physicality of your voice? This workshop is about experiencing this other awareness: Of any sound as music, and of your own voice as a musical and improvisational instrument.
Next to this we will look at the skill of supporting dancers with your voice. How to open up the space for them, how to create and sustain together a close interaction between voice and dance.
The focus of this workshop will be on voice work, but dancers are especially welcome with their skills, so that we can play in the second part of the day!
Whatever your level of experience - whether you never used your voice and want to try it or you are already a singer and you are interested in the interaction with dancers - this workshop might be something for you!
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This Website / Blog is being discontinued. I leave it at this place on the web as a reference, for archival purposes. Maybe you have come here through an old link.
The Meeting Point was an international platform for the practice of interdisciplinary instant composing, operating from Amsterdam, but in it's time also connected to artists in Helsinki, Berlin, Barcelona and Milan.
Improvised performance and instant composing seen as a disicpline in its own right, supporting interdisciplinary exchange, artistic production and social communication.
It all started with the Meeting Point sessions at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam, which are now continued under the name 'Monday Match'.
On this blog you can find the posts until August 2010, relating to the events that happened in Amsterdam and around (The Netherlands).
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The Carpet Collective
This is a new platform for interdisciplinary instant composition in Amsterdam, facilitated by Thomas Johannsen:
Find them here: instantcomposition.wordpress.com
We hold weekly research sessions where the performance professionals from various disciplines lead the work in turns. Sessions are set up to (1) train and (2) discover and define work methods and vocabulary that work for any discipline.
The Meeting Point as a project of Valeria Primost is being continued via this website: www.themeetingpoint-platform.com
The Monday Match is the current regular spot for music/dance improvisation (continuing the concept of The Meeting Point) every first Monday of the month in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam: www.bimhuis.nl
The Genetic Choir (instant vocal composition) has also now his own website. You can find it here: www.genetic-choir.org