by Mark Tompkins
When improvising, each performer is working simultaneously on many different levels of perception; listening, watching, sensing, acting, reacting to one’s self and one’s partners in a given space and time. The art of real time composition resides in the ability to remain open to the wealth of internal and external impulses AND to receive, process and propose material in an uninterrupted flow of feedback. How to stay attentive, how to avoid overload, how to do nothing and still act?
These are some of the questions we will address through a series of improvisations, games and simple scores, from solo to group, that explore vision, listening and touch. Then, we’ll practice performing the essential keys of RTC: the question of choice, intuitive and voluntary states, simultaneous time, letting go, the relationship between the performer and the witness. Moments of analysis accompany the atelier.
MARK TOMPKINS – American dancer, singer, choreographer and teacher, he founds the Company I.D.A. in 1983. His unique way of fabricating unidentified performance objects that mix dance, music, voice, text and video, has become his signature. Renowned for his teaching, his passion for Real time composition leads him to collaborate with many dancers and musicians around the world. In 2008, he receives the SACD Choreography prize for all his work. His recent performances are inspired by music hall, burlesque and musical comedy. He also sings and dances with the composer Sarah Murcia and collaborates with the choreographer Mariana Tengner. Barros.
14.00 – 18.00
Registration fee of 80 euro required (as part of the 200)
Solo Improvisation by Mark Tompkins
Duration: 20 to 60 minutes