Photo credit: Hélène Caujolle


2023 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Mon.-Fri.)
Full week rate:
 85$ with Services Québec support / 190$ regular rate
*Drop-in class rate: 
n/a – full week registration only
Language of instruction:
Questions can also be answered in French
: 15 people, priority for full week attendance
Open to artists of all disciplines


By registering for a workshop, you agree to cancel your participation if you have symptoms or suspect you may have COVID-19. Please read the Participant Engagement before registering. Thank you!

Interstitial Listening (IL) is a somatic technique designed to hone awareness of the continual discretization of events in spacetime, such that performers may intervene aesthetically in the intervals out of which rhythms in movement and sound emerge. IL involves the repetition of a seemingly simple yet impossible task, that is: to synchronise one’s behaviour—tapping, breathing, walking, dancing—with the tempo of a metronome that starts out regular, but becomes increasingly unpredictable from one beat to the next. Rather than subjugating the temporality of one’s own movement to that of the metronome via anticipation or imitation, IL explores strategies to perform in continual relation with another(’s) temporality even as it remains beyond immediate control. The somatic dimensions of IL involve bringing awareness to the behaviour of one’s own awareness, and to the effects of disciplinary habits, to engage more fully with the inherent musicality of movement itself.

Open to performers with diverse training and abilities. Much of the practice is self-directed, within clear guidelines, so individuals can make choices about how to engage in each moment. Feel free to contact us in advance if you have any questions about accessibility!

Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum have been collaborating since they met in 2013. Their collective work draws on their backgrounds in music composition, choreography, computer science, and creative writing, as well as their deep interest in performance art and philosophy. Together they have created numerous video and performance works which take as their starting point the materiality and temporality of the heart. Recent projects include III: Once Removed, III: Tangente, Synchronism, and Portraits, presented in Toronto, Montreal, San Francisco, Phoenix, London, Hamburg, and Berlin. Since 2016 they have developed the practice of Interstitial Listening (IL) through intensive residencies and workshops with dancers and musicians world-round. Teoma holds a PhD from the Centre for Dance Research (C-DaRE) at Coventry University, and an MFA from the Ohio State University. John did his PhD in Music Composition at UC Berkeley, and his MM at McGill. They currently live in Berlin with their cat.