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Let’s raise the tone

As I wrote in june, I am proposing two sessions on playing in the higher end of the loudness spectrum. More muscle-tone, more volume, louder voices. What does that give the composition, can it make it richer, funnier, more complicated? Will conflict automatically arise or are we, polite people in general, harmoniously loud? Is it pleasant to be loud or when a co-player is and what are instinctive, cultural, personal reactions to a raised? What play, what vocabulary comes out in that end of our spectrum? Is it liberating or oppressive?

In my culture which was reflected strongly in my upbringing by parents who loved to  blend in loudness was not appreciated. In dance I’ve long had a love for tension, complication, knowing where I am by feeling muscles. Compensation behavior could be an all too easy explanation, there might be more to the game than that.

I come to the facilitation of these afternoons with curiosity and an intense desire to play.

Practically, I propose a rather open playing and investigating carpet: warming-up, sharing thoughts and ideas around the theme, an open improvisation and from what comes out of that: making pieces and watching pieces being made.

Hope to see you thursday!



Thursday september 1 & 8, 13 -17 hrs, Studio Vredenburg, Vredenburgersteeg 31-35, Amsterdam.

Costs: contribution towards rent between € 5 and € 10, or seasonal contribution € 50.

Please comment below to announce your presence at the session!

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2 thoughts on “Let’s raise the tone

  1. Is it almost September already?? Sounds great. I will try to make both sessions.

    Posted by suzanlemont | August 27, 2016, 12:35
  2. I am in, see you thursday, Esmeralda

    Posted by Esmeralda | August 27, 2016, 13:35

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