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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023
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location: eden***** studios
Jone San Martin Astigarraga & Mikel R. Nieto
dance on ensemble | the forsythe company
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usually, music in dance is understood as a trigger for movements, or as a background noise or soundscape. all of these are a reduced way to understand the relationship between dancers and composers. this workshop is focused on this gap, proposing another approach to dance, through a different way of using music and listening, by dancers. jone san martín, together with mikel r. nieto, sound artist, propose a working situation, in which movement and sound will be approached as parallel activities in order to discover all of the possible relationships that can occur between them. san martín will transmit william forsythe’s improvisation technologies and use them as a tool to articulate complex movements, which will interact with the sound landscapes proposed by nieto. through the practice of listening, the body’s responding capacity will be enhanced and ready to deliver that exact and unique movement, which each situation needs. this creates a space to improve the expertise of improvised dance through sound.
please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.
biography / Jone San Martin Astigarraga
Dancer, performer, choreographer and teacher of the Improvisation Technologies developed together with William Forsythe. over the years, she has worked and collaborated with William Forsythe, Nacho Duato, Jacopo Godani, Saburo Teshigawara, Fabrice Mazliah, Agnès Chekroun, Carlotta Sagna, Jan Lawers, Jan Fabre, Josh Johnson, Tim Etchells, Matteo Fargion, Rabih Mroué, Deborah Hay, Jan Marteens, Ersan Mondtag, Johannes Wieland, Mikel R Nieto, Emanuele Soavi, Susanne Kennedy, Auxiliadora Gálvez, Paola Álvarez, and Manuel Escorihuela.
biography / Mikel R. Nieto
Artist and radical listener, since 1980. his work focuses mainly on the study of the different sociocultural and political aspects that arise in the act of listening. The act of listening as a political act, for artistic creation and specific sonic situations, and The listening act as source for a critical thinking through sonic art works.
AD+TU is research that combines dance and sound art in relation to deafness and the use of sign language as an endless source of movements for choreography and, also, sounds through different technologies and gestures. We auscultate the limits of hearing, in order to enjoy sound and silence through the body. We give voice to those who can hardly hear but who know how to listen, better than anyone else, to the body and its movements.
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