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Matteo Fargion (UK): Crossing the Stage & Other Scores

20. april 2017

Rom for Dans 20.04.2017 12:00

Welcome to a workshop with Matteo Fargion!

A composition workshop focussing on what happens when ideas and techniques which come from music are translated into movement, and vice versa. Drawing from 30 years of experience of working as a composer and performer in the dance and theatre world, I will propose exercises which use extreme reduction of possibilities to stimulate the imagination.

There will be little distinction made between musicians and dancers in the workshop for the most part, but the tasks will include both sound and movement. We will also explore ways in which music and movement can co-exist on stage without falling into too familiar relationships.  Musicians are welcome to bring in their instruments.

This workshop is suitable for choreographers/makers and composers/musicians.

APRIL 20th 2017 12-17. Venue: Rom for Dans

Buy your double ticket for both workshop and show with Jonathan Burrows & Matteo Fargion: her. Only Workshop: her

Matteo Fargion is a composer, performer and teacher.  He has worked in dance and theatre for over 20 years, collaborating with leading choreographers and directors in the UK and abroad. Together with Jonathan Burrows, he has made a series of ten duets conceived, choreographed, composed, administrated and performed together. Both Sitting Duet, The Quiet Dance, Speaking Dance, Cheap LectureThe Cow PieceCounting to One Hundred, One Flute Note, Show & Tell, Rebelling Against Limit and Body Not Fit For Purpose are all touring, and the two men have now given almost 400 performances the world. Both Sitting Duet won a 2004 New York Dance and Performance ‘Bessie’ Award, and Cheap Lecture was chosen for the prestigious 2009 Het Theaterfestival in Belgium. Matteo has also written a lot of music for theatre, especially in Germany, where he has collaborated several times with Elmar Goerden (Stuttgarter Staatestheater, Residenztheater Munich, and Bochum Schauspielhaus) and with Thomas Ostermeier  at the SchaubühneBerlin. Matteo is also a long-time visiting member of faculty at P.A.R.T.S, the school of Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker in Brussels, where he has worked on a new approach to teaching composition to choreographers, within a framework of music practice but built also on his wealth of experience as a performer.