This week of classes will now be led by Laura Colomban.
Drawing on Laura’s research into somatic practices, sound and machine interactions, these mornings explore the politics of sound. Diving each day into focusing on a different body part, the classes will involve drawing, moving, sounding and looping, creating a collective live soundscape that aims to include the subtle nuances highlighted from amplified sound.
In the first part of the class, we will ground in the anatomy of the body to progressively include the imaginary, emotional and sounding body. A microphone and MIDI controller in the room will allow participants to play with looping, playing with repetition and amplification in movement and sound, mirroring internal cyclical processes. We will also collectively reflect on how to create through repetition, amplification and recycling processes, and consider what and who needs to be amplified now.
No previous experience in using sound equipment is necessary. All are welcome!
Laura Colomban is a performer and researcher with an MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional. She has developed a performative research process based on the body as a manifestation of sound, which inquires into the relationship with technological mediation, developing a research practice that engages with creative cyclical processes stemming from Anna and Lawrence Halprin’s RSVP Cycle.
Her methodologies and approach to the body are rooted in the Tamalpa Life / Art Process® and Atem-Tonus-Ton, which she has practiced as a therapist since 2012 in group and individual sessions.
As a dance artist and performer she has received sponsorships and awards in the UK, Canada and Italy and has performed with The Commons Choir in New York, where she delved into the power of poetry, prosody and Chinese energetics, assisting for 3 years the Artistic Directors Daria Faïn and Robert Kocik.
Sharing knowledge is one of her core values: producer and co-founder of the Podcast DanceOutsideDance, a platform for interdisciplinary conversation, she invites guests that share her interest in voice, sound and performative practices.
She is fond of collaborative processes, collective making and learning and intends to create an inclusive teaching methodology in conversation with challenging tensions which are embedded in the politics of everyday life.