2 November – 7 November
How to frame our improvised pieces? In the residency DAMU members Camille Verhaak (clarinet), James Hewitt (baroque violin), dancer/vocalist Kristien Sonnevijlle will try out different frames that they bring from their personal backgrounds in dance, music, and theater. Besides that they will explore other ways to frame their pieces (light, audience influence, using codes, etc).
Open Training: physical and musical flow
Researching the dynamics between music and dance as two different yet very close elements of an improvisation. Pushing the weight of the improvisation first towards dance, then towards music we gain insight in what we move/play from
and make compositional choices. With live music on clarinet, baroque violin, voice.
Tuesday 3 November 10:00 – 12:00
Thursday 5 November 10:00 – 12:00
Costs: €7,- payment at arrival
Thursday 5 November 15:00 – 17:00
Friday 6 November 20:00
Saturday 7 November 11:00 – 17:00
The DAMU collective is a dance & music collective based in the Hague/Amsterdam, working on instant composition as a performing art since the first members met at a workshop at the Hague Conservatoire with IC icons dancer Michael Schumacher and violinist Mary Oliver in 2011. They are just as likely to move, speak, sing, or play with objects as to play instruments. Interacting in the moment with each other and with the environment, they merge sound, gesture, colour, and light, into an unpredictable, site-specific gesamtkunstwerk. Since January 2015 DAMU members Camille Verhaak (clarinet), James Hewitt (baroque violin), dancer/vocalist Kristien Sonnevijlle and sometimes video maker Victorine van Alphen have performed in different settings: in collaboration with dancer Katie Duck, composer/pianist Guus Janssen, the Hague based sound artist Stefano Sgarbi, the Young Blood Initiative, an Amsterdam based interdisciplinary artist collective and many others.