Workshop | Framing dance and music improvisation | DaMu

Saturday 7 November | 11:00  – 16:00 | €45,-

Can we work towards a structure, a true composition within an improvisation? Once an ease, a flow is there, how to take that next step? Holding space for spontaneity and developing a deep understanding of what is created here, now.

In this workshop we will investigate 2 subjects:

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.

Frames for physical and musical flow
We offer several frames to give a shape to what’s being improvised on the spot. As a multidisciplinary collective, the structures shared come from our background in theatre, music, dance, video. They range from well known structures like a story, an existing musical composition to using secret codes. We are sharing our toolbox!

For whom
The workshop is for both dancers and musicians as well as artists (professional and non-professional) in other disciplines used to / interested in working with improvisation as a performing art.

The DaMu Collective is a dance & music collective based in the Hague / Amsterdam, working on instant composition as a performing art since 2011.
Camille Sa (clarinet/voice/movement)
James Hewitt (baroque violin/voice/movement)
Kristien Sonnevijlle (dance/voice)
will teach this workshop together, with fresh input from their residency.

DaMu performers 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.

Time: 11-16h
Price: 45 euro (discount for students, please ask)
send and email to and transfer the participation fee to Sansville, NL57TRIO0786885904, ‘DaMu workshop 7-10’
Registration in advance is required, spaces are limited.