MUSIC & DANCE WORKSHOP
Experiment with different instruments, use your voice, body and creativity to build a performance with the group.
During this workshop, you'll have the ability to dance, play, sing, write and share a special moment with your pairs. Under the guidance of the French artistic company Corps Multiple, you'll find ways to combine these genres to express your inner voice.
We welcome dancers, singers, musicians and people seeking to express themselves creatively, to participate.
We encourage you to bring material to take notes, your instrument, your writing, or anything you would like to create with.
Content of the workshop:
1)Warm-up and play with movement, instruments and your voice (30')
2)Improvisation labs (60')
-Please wear something comfortable to move in, barefoot or socks in the studio
-This workshop is open to adults (teenagers allowed with their parents)
-Limited number of instruments available
-Judgement-free space :)
Workshop offered by Corps Multiple.
About Corps Multiple:
Corps Multiple is a multidisciplinary collaboration between 2 French artists: Sandie Donzica (dancer and choreographer) and Francois Minaux (singer and composer).
We create a symbiosis between live music, dance and theatrical performance. We are merging fusion contemporary music, contemporary dance and physical theatre.
Our researched experimental scenic improvisations are based on intimate experiences from people around us, as well as human psychology, behavior and deepest sensations. We strive to develop artistic evenings crossing genres and disciplines to produce eclectic, spontaneous and intriguing contemporary works in order to touch the senses, emotions and thoughts of the audience.
Our first production, (UN)ROOTED premiered at The VORTEX in December 2018.
Our project is to:
- Share a spontaneous and genuine performance by working with the community beforehand and opening the discussion and the floor during the performances.
-Provide a hub for artists and the public to practice free improvisation; Educate the community on the art of improvisation, collaboration, creation and performance.
-Offer improvisation sessions focused on listening, adapting and interacting with the participants senses and environment, exploring ways of expression and creativity through sound, movement and collaboration, where everyone is equal, as there is no leader.
Sandie Donzica is a French contemporary dancer, choreographer and teacher based in Austin, TX. Her work is centered around interdisciplinary projects, leading her to work with dance artists as well as theaters and musicians. As a result, her movement and choreography are defined as fluid, versatile, thoughtful and spontaneous. She recently created Corps Multiple, with Francois Minaux, a new multidisciplinary company mixing movement, live music, voice work and free improvisation.
She holds a Dance BFA and Dance Administration Bachelor Degree from the internationally renowned Centre National de Danse Contemporaine dAngers after being certified as a Contemporary Dance Teacher at the age of 18. She completed her dance education in New York (Steps, Broadway Dance Center), Los Angeles (The Edge, BODYTRAFFIC), and spent one semester at the University of Texas in the BFA Dance Program. She previously obtained her Choreographic Studies Degree with upper honors in the Dance Conservatory of Nice in France.
Trained in Contemporary, Modern, Ballet and Jazz, she performed works from Merce Cunningham, José Limon, Alwin Nikolais, Anne Theresa de Keersmaeker, Trisha Brown, Malou Airaudo, Jean-Claude Gallotta, Cedric Andrieux, Kim Robards, Andrea Beckham, Charles Anderson and Christian Von Howard, among others. She worked in Austin with Chaddick Dance Theater, Kathy Dunn Hamrick Dance Company, Jennifer Sherburn, The VORTEX, Shen Jun Movement Effect and Electronic Planet Ensemble.
She is currently directing and choreographing for Corps Multiple. She is also the Development and Marketing Associate at The VORTEX and teaches private dance and yoga classes.
François Minaux is a French singer, flutist, and composer based in Austin, TX. He is co-artistic director of Corps Multiple, a multi-disciplinary performing arts company based in Austin, Texas, USA that creates researched experimental scenic performances and offers improvisation workshops to Austins community since May 2018. At Corps Multiple, François Minaux sings and performs the music and the lyrics he composes and writes.
Ongoing collaboration and experimentation with choreographers, painters, actors, composers, videographers, writers, journalists, ethnomusicologists and audiences have led him to create multi-disciplinary performances based on free improvisation technique. He has performed at the Fast Forward New Music Festival, the New Music Coop, the New Media and Sound Submit in Austin and at the 798 Art District in Beijing, China. He performed with Michelle Schumann, line upon line percussion, SO Percussion, and the Kraken Quartet among others.
As a classical soloist, François Minaux has performed with the Laredo Philharmonic, the Dallas Wind Symphony, and toured with Ensemble Vibrations in Europe and in the United States of America. He is Principal Flute with the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio and Density512.
Born in Paris, France, François Minaux studied music at the Paul Ducas Municipal Conservatory in Paris and hold degrees from the Yale School of Music, USA (M.M.) and from the University of Texas at Austin, USA (D.M.A).
Visit: francoisminaux.com for more information
4631 Airport Boulevard #110a
Austin, TX 78751
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|