Sonic Body / Performance / Improvisation
Katie Duck has been investigating theater, dance and music for live performance since the mid 70’s. Based in Italy, England and Amsterdam, she has toured through out the world conducting her workshops, solo performances and devised group works.
In her workshops, she takes a microscopic view on the role improvisation plays in the creative processes of composition for real time performance combining her background in movement, performance, music and sound with a curiosity for advances in brain/mind studies. Katie guides the dancers and performers through physical exercises that highlight how the eyes and ears affect movement choices and developmental brain studies about “why we learn to walk”. She extends the workshop toward improvisation sessions by setting a fictional front in the studio space and then declaring this as a platform to choose pause, flow or exit. This platform highlights how the limit of these three choices can already provide the frame for a composition to take place, and that misunderstanding, coincidence, interactivity, messiness, emotions, intuition and inspiration are basic materials in a creative process. These raw materials are integrated with the combined fact that everyone in the workshop group can make a choice. Recommended for anyone who is interested in creating and composing real time performances as a dancer, musician, actor (text artist) and singer and the combination of any of these time art forms.
For the weekend workshop in Brussels (sonic body), she will focus on how the body is effected by sound, how the body is a sound source and how the body can create and extend moments of tension in a performance setting. She will bring with her sound designs from her colleagues and sound scores she has designed and will encourage dancers/performers to use their voice as a recourse of sound and/or text. Silence, timing and tension will be the key critical areas in this workshop with a high esteem for how the body can lift and drop public engagement when space is treated as a constant recourse for listening.
10:00-17:00 / Two days, €100.
Limited to 25 participants.
Grand Studio , 29 rue de Menin, B-1080 Bruxelles, Belgique