The festival will welcome again Julyen Hamilton and Barre Phillips for a week long workshop on instant composition for musicians and dancers. The second workshop led by Yanaël Plumet will offer the opportunity to engage the practice in a different context, by proposing an exploration of some urban spaces of Istanbul through movement and the kaleidoscopic lens of a group of performers.
During the festival, performances and other surprises will arise. Line up, venues, ideas and desires are still in the shaker waiting to crystallize.
Over the past 5 years, on the axis going from Istanbul to Aleppo in Syria, crossing through Cappadocia and Antakya, the festival has been inhabiting many different places, for an hour, a night or a couple of weeks, always keeping Istanbul as a landmark, initial cradle and lighthouse of the Transit project.
Instant Composition – Music & Dance
Julyen Hamilton & Barre Phillips
July 2-7, 2012
The workshop explores the practice of improvisation through both technical and compositional studies - the musician and the dancer sharing the same performing space. Each participant will have the chance to research and develop their own personal strategies within the action of making artistic decisions in real time. The course deals with how either dancer or musician uses their musicality in time and space within this improvisational arena, how they manage their own personal creativity in the context of other creators. Grand piano available during the workshop.
Dance in Urban Space - Istanbul
July 9-14, 2012
This workshop proposes to a group of performers to experiment different approaches of some urban spaces of Istanbul, playing with the range of qualities that can emerge from mere pedestrian presence to overt performativity. Shifting from the studio to public spaces, we will explore the filters through which the flow of external information penetrates our physiological system and stimulates our physical imagination to become presence and action. An invitation to investigate the dynamics between body and environment by allowing architecture, rhythms, densities and specific atmospheres of the city to inform and influence our process of making dances in this urban context.
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