listening with the body
The most noticeable feature in today’s popular dance music of so-called ‘Western’ societies is an often distinct rhythmic reference to an audible or tangible basic pulse or beat. Various musical cultures of the world also feature rhythms whose cycles consist of 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 17 or more (basic) beats.
In this workshop, we get acquainted with different, atypical, complex, odd rhythmic patterns and accents. We analyse them and learn methods to understand and count them. We explore techniques to work with them as compositional and choreographic tools and consider ways in which a rhythmic pattern can be a great inspiration for the creative process.
is a choreographer, dancer, researcher and artistic co-director of the ATASH عطش contemporary dance company she founded in 2012. Born in Tehran, Ahmadzadeh started dancing in a country where this is prohibited by law. In defiance of state censorship, she performed with the Harekat company from 1999 to 2004. Ahmadzadeh studied Directing at Soureh Art University in Tehran, Contemporary Dance Education at MUK in Vienna and Social Design at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. She founded her own dance company in Vienna in 2012, which examines the political system, specifically addressing socio-political issues and cultural hierarchies. Her latest trilogy – Under Cover, Force Majeure and TARAB – was produced in collaboration with Tanzquartier Wien and toured internationally.
€ 52/*21 per day
The workshop is only bookable with the morning practice of the same name. The price includes both morning practice and workshop.