MOVING INTO PERFORMANCE – Dance & Music Improvisation Workshop

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MOVING INTO PERFORMANCE
Dance & Music Improvisation Workshop
By: Ady Elzam & Jack Sorgen

We believe in challenging the status quo, finding out new ways of interlinking dance and music, live, on-the-spot, instantly composing, communication through improvisation. We believe that to arrive in performance we must practice performance and that by this practice we get to know our comfort zone and challenge ourselves to outgrow it. We use improvisation as our main discipline for both dance and music in this workshop.

In this practice, music and dance are viewed through the same lens of instant composition. The sound inspires movement in the dancers’ bodies, and the body creates the impulse for sound-making (and silence making) in the musicians. In this workshop, the observation of sound and movement are just as critical as the performance of them.

Dancers, movers, performers and musicians will meet in one space to explore and exchange ideas about interdisciplinary improvisation and performance. There are two facilitators for the workshop, one of the field of music and one of the field of dance, they will lead the group into cross-art communication.

We invite dancers and musicians who are eager to open their practice to new methods of collaborating and creating, to join us for this workshop.

Facilitated by Ady Elzam & Jake Sorgen

Ady Elzam is an artist, dancer, teacher and choreographer, with a deep technical background in contemporary dance, improvisation and performance. He believes art should challenge and inspire, both the artist as well as the spectator. As a preforming artist he’s motivated to cross borders and question the norm in relation to the audience, and its roll in art.
Ady has been exploring movement dynamics in partner work, his main interest is in the communication that creates clear understanding between partners, as if no words are needed. This applies also to the relationship of the observer and the observed. As a performer he’s interested in the artist’s ability to expose oneself, evoke emotion in the audience, and the connection between the two.
www.AdyElzam.com

Jake Sorgen is an improviser/composer/musician originally from Woodstock, New York and has composed for and performed with musicians, actors, and dancers in Amsterdam, Austin, Boston, New York, and Tucson. He has released 3 solo albums of lyrical songs, performed and conducted interdisciplinary performances and workshops with dancers and actors and as Music Director for The Rogue Theatre in Tucson he has composed and performed original scores for over 20 plays and play readings.
Jake has studied, performed, and recorded with some of the masters of improvised music and multi-disciplinary composition including members of the Creative Music Studio (CMS) and Instant Composers Pool (ICP). His performances and compositions often seek to find the relationship between text, movement, and sound, and draw in influences from jazz and American and British Folk to Baroque and Contemporary Classical music. Jake is trained in both guitar and saxophones and often performs on a variety of plucked strings and reed instruments.

​When:
February. 2017
18th 11:30-18:30
19th 10:00-17:00
19:00 – workshop performance

Where:
@ Studio JOJI – Rue de la Glaciere 18 – 1060 – Brussels

Cost:
Full fee: 70€ (10% discount for e-performa.net subscribers. Check your email account for your code or subscribe to get it.)
However, if you want to pay an extra 10€ – this would go into a scholarship for someone who cannot afford the full fee.
For every 10€ you put in, we will add 10€ to the pot.
If you can’t afford the full fee and want to apply for the scholarship, please contact us.

For registration: Please, send an email to: [email protected]


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