- Developing activity
- LocationDe Expeditie
- Time 10:00 - 17:00
About Circus and Sounds
Ever thought about the value if sound in your artistic practice?
During creation you think about how an audience will see the performance. But how do you want them to listen to it? What role and meaning do sound have in your work? And how do you as a performer listen to your audience and surroundings?
During the masterclass Listening in motion you will discover the possibilities, dimensions, movements and ranges of listening.
Read on to discover all aspects of this three-day masterclass.
What is it about?
Discover the possibilities of listening. What dimensions, movements and scopes does it offer?
How can you not only move on sound, but also be moved by it? How can you, as a performer, play in a space with, in, through and around sound? How can an auditory imagination and a dynamic, physical, spatial approach to sound help convey and enhance your story?
What isn’t it about?
It’s not about music or about the words we speak. By sound we mean resonances, vibrations and silences.
This masterclass is not a sound engineering course. What we do is explore the choreography of sound and the scenography of listening in an artistic way.
What to expect?
Through exercises such as ‘a listening improvisation’ and ‘compositional listening’ you will discover how your body reflects, filters and absorbs sound. Equipped with a portable speaker, it even becomes a composing instrument, allowing sound to bounce, bounce, swing or reverberate in space…
Together we reflect on the choreography of the sound and the scenography of the listening, an approach that will inevitably also see the visual aspects of your work in a different perspective.
Food for thought and body guaranteed!
Masters of the Masterclass
After his studies in philosophy and mixed media, Stijn Dickel (1974) worked as a musician-performer for a number of years with Jan Fabre/Troubleyn. He also created sound compositions and concepts for dance, theatre, circus and documentary (eg at fABULEUS, Kopergietery, Campo, Ben Benaouisse, Grensgeval,….).
He played as a musician with Kaboom Karavan and Inwolves. Today he forms the improv duo Elms Willdick with Karen Willems.
Stijn is artistic coordinator and listening artist at aifoon, an arts organization that investigates the relationship between listening and movement / emotion through participatory projects and productions. More info about Stijn Dickel www.stijndickel.be and aifoon
To participate to this masterclass, no specific knowledge is requested. It is accessible for all performing artists with intrest in circus and/or sound.
This masterclass will be in Dutch.
*participants will commit for the full three days of the masterclass – every day from 10 am – 5 pm
** the masterclass will be cancelled when there are less than 5 participants