Workshop / Flash Mob for musicians and performing artists

Taraf Urban

From the 26th to the 29th of March 2019, the Theaterkontor Bremen will host a musical-performing workshop with a final presentation in public space. The participants are divided into musicians / singers and performers and work with one international artist each. The groups are merged at some points. The focus of this workshop is above all on the unfolding of one’s own creativity and improvisation. Interdisciplinary forms of working and playing will be experimented with, the focus is on an experimental and playful approach. The Romanian composer Vlaicu Golcea and the Belgian choreographer and director Jordi Vidal will guide the participants and together they will develop the intervention from the content of the workshop.

As results of the 4 working days, an Itinerant Flash Mob staged in form of musical feast in Romanì style, with a particular attention to involvement of audience. Participants will be working in two groups: One will be constitute by musicians and singers willing to explore improvisation and interested in Vlaicu Golcea’s music who will direct this research workshop (participants are welcome to bring their own instruments; musical skills are necessary). The other one will be constitute of dancers, actors, circus, clown… artists from 18 years old willing to explore their creativity together with their physicality. This group will be directed by Jordi L. Vidal and mainly working with dance and physical theatre. Both groups will interact and enrich each other in order to create a final act/flash mob and on the topic and music of « Taraf Urban »

The performance material comes from guided improvisations and subsequently; it will be developed and develop throughout the sessions. This is a unique opportunity to experience the process of a creation in a way that is respectful of the personality of each participant, with both a high standards of quality and everyone’s commitment. It is developed through positive thinking, to encourage the idea that from a “real” interest, need, desire … everyone can play and share to with and audience. As a result, participants, amongst other things, will:
(re) discover their own movement expression and (re) develop their personality, as well develop their own creative potential.
(re) learn, through being present ” Here And Now” to connect their imagination to their body’s movement.

The workshop will be held in English.

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The most important information:
When? 26 – 29.03.2019
Performers: every 2-6 pm
Musicians / singers: every 5 – 9 pm
Saturday: time will be announced!
Where? Schildstr. 21, 28203 Bremen
Direction: Vlaicu Golcea & Jordi L. Vidal
Number of participants: Min. 8, max. 20 per group
Cost: Free
Language: English

Who can participate?
The minimum age for the workshop is 18 years.
Musicians / singers: Anyone who is interested in music or at least has basic knowledge in their free time can participate. Instruments can be brought.
Performers: Participants can be artists from a variety of performing disciplines (dancers, actors, circus performers, clowns, etc.) interested in dance and physical theater.

Useful information:

How to get Theater kontor:
By car: Schildstr. 21 28203 Bremen
There are no parking spaces in front of the house. Nearest parking facilities in the multi-storey car park Ostertor / Kulturmeile (access via the Osterdeich) or directly at the Osterdeich.

By Bus & Train: Train to Bremen Central Station / Long Distance Bus to Bremen ZOB; Trams 2,3 or 10 to Sielwall stop.

Hostels Accommodation:
Townside Hostel (from 15 € / night): www.townside.de
GastHaus Backpacker Hostel (from 18 € / night): www.bremer-backpacker-hostel.de
a & o Hostel & Hotel (from 9 € / night): www.aohostels.com/en/bremen

Apartments:
www.bremer-milchquartier.de (single from 31 €, double from 62 €)

 


 

Creative Staff

Vlaicu Golcea is a Romanian composer. As a crossover artist, he’s involved in several types of art. He specializes in composing theatrical and and film music, multimedia installations and performances. He’s published over 30 titles and has played numerous concerts all over Europe. In 2009, he won the renowned Romanian award UNITER for theatrical music.

 


Jordi Vidal

Jordi Vidal, Catalan choreographer, stage director and performer, he has the precisely timed legs of a Lippizaner and the irresistible appeal of a carrousel. He is trained in: ballet, contemporary dance, contact improvisation, choreographic composition… various dramatic techniques (Stanislavski, Physical Theatre, Clown, Masque Neutre, Corporal Mime, Object Theatre…) and he was Guest Dancer at Folkwang Hoschchule, Essen (DE). Since 1988 his artistic development has been influenced by several trainings programmes. He has collaborated in more than 25 different productions with whom he made more than 300 performances.

 

Registrations will be accepted as long as there are still seats available.