Angélique Willkie
Voice & Movement

© Karolina Miernik
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Week 1, 15.7.–19.7.2024
18:00–20:00
Arsenal C+
2 slots left
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Week 3, 29.7.–2.8.2024
11:40–14:10 / XL
Arsenal 4
full

Traditionally, music is an external support for the dance. Angélique proposes that through the voice, the ‘music’ is created and performed by the dancers themselves in the same way and at the same time. Vocal techniques and movement improvisation can be very similar. They stem from the same instrument: the body. In this workshop, movement improvisation and vocal exercises are used to get to the breath as the primary source of both movement and sound. Through movement improvisation the dancers create movement organic for their bodies. Similarly, through an increasing awareness of the source of sound in the body they discover, explore and create the sounds and music organic for their vocal instrument. Participants use movement to get to sound, and sound to get to movement. They explore the voice in both individual and collective improvisation, using movement as a critical source and support. Then dancers will use their voices to accompany their movement, to accompany another's movement, or collectively to create polyphonic vocal improvisation and accompaniment.

Above all it is a total use of the performance instrument, encouraging the dancers to explore simultaneously their own movement vocabulary, their own vocal possibilities and the relationship between their movement and their music.

The work is designed to encourage dancers to use their voice but is fully open to those who do voice work and have a limited experience in movement.

Angélique Willkie
© Karolina Miernik
© Karolina Miernik
© Karolina Miernik
© Karolina Miernik
© David Ward