What SoundMoves can offer you…
We able to offer a combination of one off workshops, on-going sessions, intensive residencies and performance jam events, depending on what is suitable for your participation base and facilities. There is great flexibility within the SoundMoves modal and we are very happy to respond to suggestions from you about what would work best in your venue or institution.
The activities we deliver are always in response to ideas we are developing in our practice. However, to give you an insight into what a workshop might cover, here are some areas we have previously explored with participants.
Approaches to interaction between dancers and musicians for solo or ensemble work including trading and call and response
Tools for communicating ideas across art forms including terminology from different practices and collaborative methods
Listening and interpretation skills to create a shared vocabulary
Music theory including time signatures, odd meters, note values, metric modulation, rhythm and syncopation, counterpoint phrasing, components and structures of different music styles such as Classical, Jazz, Indian Khatak, Afro-Cuban, Funk, Hip Hop and many more…
Creating choreography alongside a musical arrangement
Using musical arrangement to create nuance and atmosphere for dance
Practices that build skills and confidence in dance-music improvisation
Tap Improvisation and musicality – Band on the Wall, Manchester. An 8-week course exploring rhythm tap improvisation in jazz related music styles.
Moving with musicality – Contact Theatre, Manchester
U Dance – The Lowry, Salford, Greater Manchester. Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th January 2013
Centre for Advanced Training programme (pre-vocational training for 12-18 year olds) based at the Lowry Theatre as part of UDance 2012 and also a week-long summer school which aimed to enhance students musicality and choreographic skills.