Morning workshop - Body and Music - Manuela Lucia Tessi and Maya Felixbrodt
Body and Music
Teachers: Manuela Lucia Tessi and Maya Felixbrodt
Day: Sunday 26 June
Time: 09:30 - 11:30 hrs.
A workshop of movement research and improvisation with live music.
Lead by dancer/choreographer Manuela Lucia Tessi in collaboration with violist Maya Felixbrodt.
We are interested in refining articulation in the relationship between movement and musicality. How can the ‘dance be heard’ and ‘music be seen’.
Through opening up our ability to sense time through the body, we expand our awareness to the environment and the possibility of a heightened listening through body and sound.
We will introduce specific areas of movement research with a focus on how each relates to a different aspect of musicality: the focus will be on movement in relation to: tone (how different tonal intentions can change movement quality) , weight (and its relationship to rhythm), articulation (musical articulation is deepened through attending to how we use pause, as well as the quality of starting and ending a pause).
We will look how a deeper understanding of musicality in movement can lead to more clarity in the tension and emotion in the material we compose.
Manuela and Maya collaborate together in the Moving Strings Ensemble, a group of musicians in Amsterdam who’s practice engages a deep research into movement and sound.