Namgauds and Angarano have collaborated on various projects since 2016, including Rodadoras and East Wall at LIFT. They often work together for contemporary technique classes for undergraduates and post-graduate students.
A practical workshop designed and lead by Becky Namgauds and Domenico Angarano aiming to give participants an opportunity to learn and explore the connection of movement and sound in a safe environment.
The four hours will consist of an introduction to the elements within music and how rhythm is organised in different societies around the world, a warm up class to prepare our bodies and voices and improvisational tasks to tune ourselves to more simple ideas of moving to a particular count, rhythm or speed with different movement qualities. You will learn some movement phrases which will serve as a tool for exploring different rhythms, sounds and textures of sound, and how the sound can influence the way you perform the movement. You will be lead through several improvisations in which you bring one simple physical idea that interests you and transform it into a narrative using the music to influence you and you influencing the music.
We will close the workshop with more free improvisational group tasks in which you will have the opportunity to explore everything previously touched on and more.
This is a workshop for anyone with a dance or movement background but we expect that participants will have some experience of learning set movement or choreography and improvisational experience. We will work as a group but there will be solo exploration and there will be live music throughout.