Virtual Duos sharing Archive and MusicDance Performance Residency postponement
MusicDance Performance residency had to pause because of the Covid-19 crisis.
Some of the artists kept the practice going during lockdown by meeting virtually and creating short music and dance real time composed pieces. Some were spontaneous encounters while many of them are the result of a few virtual rehearsal sessions. We started to show the works to each other in a closed group , every Thursday through a zoom call.
We started to invite some of our overseas colleagues to participate in this initiative.
Nothing can replace the live of course, and we had to figure out ways of working through the digital media, figuring out sound settings through a platform that is made for conferencing, not for live performance.
We took this as an assignment that has enriched and sharpened our study of composition. The positive aspect is that we could focus on one on one relationship sound and movement. We are very much looking forward to meet again live and practice ensemble work for a gathered audience.
MusicDance Performance Residency will be postponed to 2021, as the conditions for gatherings are still unclear during 2020 and we prefer to take slower steps to guarantee safety.
We will keep going with the Virtual Duos sharing weekly in June, every two weeks in July and August and monthly from September to when the project will be resumed live.
If you would like to participate with a short piece please write firstname.lastname@example.org proposing a constellation of dancer-musician.
Here an archive of videos of the pieces we shared with each other every Thursday so far , enjoy!!
#1 – 30 April
Ben Brown-Che Adams
Thaila Laric- Tamara Ringas
Che Adams-Manuela Tessi
Selah Joy- Louisa Theart
Vintani Nafassi – Sumalgy Nuro
#2 – 7 May
#3 – 14 May
#4 – 21 May
#5 – 28 May
#6 – 4 June
#7 – 11 June
#8 – 18 June
#9 – 25 June
#10 – 2 July
#11- 9 July
#12- 23 July
#13- 6 August
#14 – 27 August
#15 – 17 September
Annarita Ricciardi and Sumalgy Nuro
Tossie van Tonder and John Cartwright
Lucy Strauss, Silvia Bennett and Nicola Elliott
Nicolle Vieira and Camille Verhaak
#16 – 15 October
Annarita Ricciardi, Ben Brown and Manuela Tessi
Tera Kilbride and Nicolle Vieira
Jonathan Nagel and Thalia Laric
Camille Verhaak, Lucy Strauss, Nicolle Vieira and Tossie van Tonder