Level: All Levels Workshop Workshops Instructor: Ring Time
Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) recognised that music and dance share the key elements of TIME, SPACE and ENERGY. Come along to explore these connections in movement and music through Sally Beamish’s new work, Ring Time. This creative workshop will be led by Scotland’s leading Dalcroze expert Monica Wilkinson with one musician and one dancer from the première performance of Ring Time (October 27, Glasgow.) Musicians, please bring an instrument and be ready to move. Dancers, be ready to make some noise.
Musicians and dancers can learn a lot from one another. By highlighting the strong connection between music and movement, the Ring Time project aims to give musicians and dancers an opportunity to explore and create together.
As part of the celebrations for the centenary of Dalcroze UK, Sally Beamish was commissioned to write a ten-minute sectional piece for three instruments. Her brief was to include as wide a variety of musical elements as possible. The music will be used for Plastique Animée (PA) which is the term Dalcroze used to mean a physical realisation of the music. This concept differs from dance in that the movement will make the music visible rather than being in counterpoint with it.
Following the Ring Time première on 27 October at Drygate Brewery, Glasgow G4 0UT, there will be three workshops for dancers and musicians. The others take place in The Old School, Dumfries (19 November) and Woodend Barn, Banchory (26 November).
The workshop will provide a basic introduction to Dalcrozian principles in movement. Performers from the première will lead exercises highlighting what they have learned. The workshop will conclude with dancers and musicians working in pairs or small groups to create short pieces together.
You can find out more about Dalcroze here:http://dalcroze.org.uk/About-us/What-is-Dalcroze/
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