Talking Dance - a two-day choreographic workshop with Martin del Amo
A two-day choreographic workshop with the phenomenal Martin del Amo.
Dates: Sat 25th & Sun 26th February 11am - 4pm
This workshop is aimed at dancers and choreographers interested in the integration of spoken text into choreographic structures. Each day, a short warm up will be followed by a set of improvisational and compositional exercises that will allow us to look at the following questions: How do dance and spoken text operate differently in the way they communicate with audiences? What are some of the strategies relevant to the integration of the two? What roles do juxtaposition, collision, and overlapping play in that respect?
Talking Dance takes an investigative approach to dance making and aims to provide choreographic tools and strategies to generate, structure and analyse solo performance material. The focus will be on improvisation within predetermined structures and the interplay between physical and vocal scores.
MARTIN DEL AMO is a Sydney-based choreographer and dancer with nearly 30 years of professional experience. He started out as solo artist, acclaimed for his full-length solos fusing idiosyncratic movement and intimate storytelling. Over the last decade, Martin has also built a strong reputation as creator of group works and solos for others. Programmed by all major presenters in NSW, including Sydney Opera House and Carriageworks, his work has toured nationally in Australia and internationally to the UK, Japan and Brazil. Martin regularly teaches for a wide range of arts organisations and companies, and has extensively worked as mentor, dramaturg, movement consultant and dance writer. His contributions to the Australian arts sector have been recognised with the prestigious Sidney Myer Creative Fellowship (2015) and the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance (2018).