Kae Sakurai/ Nic Gareiss

Image credit Christina Riley www.christinamarieriley.com 

Residency 10 – 14 April
Kae Sakurai/ Nic Gareiss
Sound of Dance

This project will bring together voice, fingers and feet to create the sight and sound of modern step dance brought up to date by master percussive dancer Nic Gareiss and Tokyo-born new Scot Kae exploring the crossover and interplay between musician and dancer.

Nic is an outstanding practitioner in his field of percussive dance. Nic is uniquely poised to lead master workshops. These workshops will concentrate on creating new individual performing pieces. His present work in progress is “Solo Square Dance”. His aim to create a total of 60 minutes length of solo pieces. Kae will create around the theme ‘Sound of Dance’ and this will be added on to existing pieces, in total of 30 minutes length.

Company Class: Thursday 13 April 10.00-11.30

Kae leads step dancing experience through her repertoire and Nic leads 'Dance the Tune' utilising improvisation, organic movement.

Company Showing: Friday 14 April 17.00

Funding Credits: TASGADH (Creative Scotland)

We are delighted to announce this as the first in a new collaborative friendship between the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and Dance Base. We both believe that the sign of a healthy culture is when traditional and contemporary arts can come together and enrich each others voice as a result. This first shared residency is a perfect example of the adventurous partnerships between dance and traditional arts, that we will host together in future.

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Supported by the City of Edinburgh Council