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 email@example.com 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
Tania Vossgatter- Vintani Nafassi
Coila-Leah Enderstein- Ilze Williams
#3 – 14 May
Manuela Tessi- Friederike Wendorf
Vintani Nafassi- Ilze Williams
#4 – 21 May
Sumalgy Nuro, Thalia Laric, Vintani Nafassi, Coila-Leah Enderstein, Manuela Tessi
#5 – 28 May
Tania Vossgatter –Lucy Strauss
Visser Liebenberg- Richard-Dean Sumares
Lorin Sookool – Coila-Leah Enderstein
#6 – 4 June
Izabela Pacewicz-Wysocka – Laura Lotti
Jessica Williams- Ben Brown –Che Adams
Richard-Dean Sumares- Tamara Ringas- Vintani Nafassi
#7 – 11 June
Leilah Kirsten -Friederike Wendorf
John Cartwright -Vintani Nafassi
#8 – 18 June
Vintani Nafassi- Nicolle Vieira
Beatriz Gijon- Julia de Rosenwerth
#9 – 25 June
Tossie van Tonder -Izabela Pacewicz-Wysocka
Caley Garden – Selah Joy- Lucy Strauss
#10 – 2 July
#11- 9 July
#12- 23 July
Panos Nicolaides and Che Adams
Silvia Bennett, Lucy Strauss and Manuela Tessi
#13- 6 August
#14 – 27 August
Sumalgy Nuro and Silvia Bennett
Nicolle Vieira, Thalia Laric and Manuela Tessi
#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