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80 years ago, Europe around 1941: a great part of Europe is occupied, curfew is imposed, radio is forbidden, sometimes no electricity. Families stay long evening hours at home with nothing to do, under conditions leading to depression and nervous breakdown - they get desperate.
Grandparents come to the rescue - their memories go back to the time when people could produce their own enjoyment, when they did not depend on TV, on dining out, going to the cinema or attending events. They had active, not passive entertainment. Younger ones had lost the ability to take pleasure in relating stories, telling jokes, singing and dancing at home in good company.
The aged people became the soul of the party singing the old songs, dancing the dances and taking the whole family with them, plus the neighbors. This is how the half-forgotten songs and dances jumped one generation and survived, producing after the War a revival of folk dancing.
As dance professionals, think of your role in the present situation of pandemic, lockdown and curfew. People need you now and will need you after this crisis. You produce a vaccine against the virus of the soul: you know how to make people dance. You hear the call, answer it!
Alkis Raftis President of the International Dance Council CID, UNESCO, Paris
ICK is looking for experienced contemporary female and male dancers with high ballet skill for their ensemble. Please send your motivation letter, CV, portrait picture and Video material/links to...
JVIntensive takes place over 6 weeks from 19th July - 27th August 2021 at Jasmin Vardimon Company studios in Ashford, Kent. Each week will concentrate
Last week, the editorial house Contredanse included an amazing short piece of thought by Laurence Louppe in their Chronique #5. The text is in French and I could not resist to translate it and share it with all of you. Thanks to Laurence Louppe for her amazing power to say things in such an accurate way. Here it is:
“In fact, the choreographer would be the first researcher: getting out of the preexistent models, working on displacing the processes, giving oneself and others instructions that open to the unknown, to analysis, to the visit of operations and dispositions (like the Tuning Score of Lisa Nelson), trying new scores, exploring ways of improvising, observing what occurs and giving new frameworks to experience, isn’t this the very definition of a scientific act? Yet it is the very definition of a poetic act. Research in dance is first a research in art.”
Extrait from the paper Notes pour une recherche en danse in Nouvelles de Danse no 26, 2003.
Save your seat for Prospects: an Evening of Dance and Discussion. A live platform hosted by Aeris Korper Contemporary Dance Theatre, for choreographers
Photo: Bethany Formica
Contemporary dance companies world wide. A directory that includes links to web pages, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mails.
Seventeen active dance structures take over the CN D
Through the Canal project, CN D makes its location, resources and spaces available to the entire choreographic sector. For two days, the fourteen studios will be...
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I am excited to share a new video series showing you how to make and teach sound design for dance. I walk you through how to compose a three minute piece. The tools needed are a computer, a mobile phone, Ableton Live Intro and all the creativity you can muster. I have designed the series to start from the very beginning, so no prior experience with music or Ableton Live required. (Ableton Live Intro is less than a textbook...which gives students a tool to use for life!)
This is an amazing resource for dance educators that would like to bring deeper musical practices into a choreography/creative process course. It is also designed for the choreographer interested in making music for their own pieces. You will be blown away to hear what you and/or your students make. I have had wonderful experiences teaching music to dancers and musicians this way. I am so happy to be sharing these concepts with everyone now!
"Learning Sound Design" is available now for all membership levels at no additional cost. There are eight videos totaling 4-5 hours of content. I plan on making many more of these in the coming months. If you would like to supplement your classes with more music for dance, memberships start at $5.
Photo by - Becca Webb
Hello, I'm an Italian electroacoustic composer and musician, currently based in Stockholm. I would like to start collaborating with dancers in order to
- 5th February 2021, 17:30 - 18:45 Neither Commotion nor Ceremony: The influence of Visual Communication in the creation of Dance Compositions, by Frederico Mendes Teixeira Inscription (till 4 february) to the Zoom conference:
- 12th February 2021, 17:30 - 18:45 Movement Journals/Moving Journals — an experiment in processes of transforming and practices of remembering movement, par Foteini Papadopoulou Inscription (till 11th February) to the Zoom conference:
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The renowned contemporary dance company has announced they are now welcoming video auditions for their JV2 professional development programme 2021-2022.
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