An experiential workshop for dancers based on Extremely Pedestrian Chorales, by Karl Jay-Lewin and composer Matteo Fargion.
In this free workshop Karl offers insight into the collaborative process, joys and challenges of making this enthusiastically received show, ahead of the second leg of their Scotland tour.
In response to JS Bach’s famous vocal harmonies, the piece presents the common place experience of the pedestrian as an act of beauty, meaning and gentle comedy. Four dancers, representing the four vocal parts, follow the marks and patterns on a graphic score, translated from the original music by Matteo.
Expect an introduction to the scores and the ideas behind the work, to learn one of the 36 Extremely Pedestrian Chorales and create your own irregular stepping or pedestrian movement 'chorales'.
This workshop is free and open to dancers of all abilities and skill levels – you don’t need to be able to read music and are not expected to sing. While this live performance was made for walking it can be easily adapted to include other everyday gestures - standing or sitting.
A sense of humour is essential and sense of rhythm could be useful.
Please book your place via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Dance Base EPC Worksop” by 20th September. Maximum number of participants: 12.
Look out for our show of Extremely Pedestrian Chorales at Summerhall on 20 October at 19.30