GHOST DANCER: EXPERIMENTING WITH SOUND IN PERFORMANCE — JASSEM HINDI (FR / PALES.)
Oct. 24 to Oct. 28, 2016 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
Open to artists of all disciplines / Bilingual teacher
Sound is the ghost dancer of a performance, haunting everything, shadowing every gesture. It is a political marker. It is the friendly push towards high physical states. It is also a gateway to visual art and cinema in performance. The practice of sound points to the invisible and tenuous relation between bodies and other (im)materialities, contaminated by images, sketches of choreography, videos, texts, persons. My proposal is to dive into all this at the same time. Think about how to use sound in a performance, build a collective sound installation and learn how to listen. Reclaim dance and sound as burning physical desires. And then subvert and complicate that idea.
This workshop is addressed to makers and choreographers in the making, hybrid art makers who want to experiment and question the position of sound in performance. You don’t have to be a musician to participate.
In the first days of the workshop, we will have a somatic and psycho-acoustic practice ranging from micro sounds to savage listening. We will then introduce amplification, editing and sound/body/object installations. We’ll also have listening sessions which might include field recordings from Vietnam or Syria, Greek singers, indian death prayer chanting, cinema voice overs… Making sessions will include the use of lo-fi material such as tapes, contact mics, rough dj, field recording, destroyed electro music, group singing. We will work in “sessions” rather than with series of exercises, in order to maintain a spirit of open and collective research, always open to discussions and learning from each other.
Jassem Hindi makes performances and sound installations. His work extends internationally, involving mostly politically engaged work, using a hybrid technique made out of broken bodies, broken objects and broken sounds. He has been developing a performance and installation work placed between poetry and politics, using physical nervousness and necessity, science/fiction and philosophical texts in order to provide hospitality to the weird and playfulness with the future. His last recent collaborators are Keith Hennessy, Mia Habib, Angela Schubot and John Scott. He has currently three co-signed pieces on tour: Turbulence, Murder Dance and Future Friend/ships.
All workshops are for professional performing artists. Some require advanced dance training.
Registration – Please contact (514) 393-3771 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to reserve your spot.
Payments – By check, cash, Paypal or credit card on the phone or in person (1$ to 2$ fee)
Reimbursement policy– No reimbursement possible without a good reason (ex: sickness or injury).
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