WS 3 From Scores to Counterpoint
The purpose of this 2-day Workshop is to explore a movement notation system based on the piece Both Sitting Duet by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion. The movement notation system (score) serves them as a strategy to create counterpoints. Counterpoint is a term borrowed from western music and defined by Britannica as: “art of combining different melodic lines in a musical composition”. In other words, the combination of these lines is not harmonic. The lines are not designed to echo each other, but as unique-independent entities. In one interview Fargion says “Counterpoint assumes a love between the parts”. Burrows explains it is not meant in a sentimental way, but implying recognition. In this workshop we will follow Burrows and Fargion’s strategy - use scores to reach towards counterpoints! We will practice reading, writing, and dancing scores. Train our own coordination together with recognizing others in space. Please bring a writing tool (pen for example.) Both Sitting Duet (2002) http://scores.motionbank.org/jbmf/#/set/counterpoint-and-sequence https://vimeo.com/showcase/6691019/video/361765765
Adam Shpira-Lintner is a dancer and a dance mediator with a Master degree in Contemporary Dance Education (MA CoDE). I grew up hearing many stories about my ancestors being in threat because of their Jewish tradition. Many of them had to escape to other lands. I internalized a perspective in which life is unstable, and society might turn its back to some people because of them being associated with a given minority group. Alongside, I am acknowledging myself positioned on the privileged side many times in life by passing, for example, as: white\light-skin, mid class, heterosexual, cis man and abled body. With the help and support from so many beings I move forward, feel the breeze, inhale deeply, lean back, shake off, open, close, reach out, hang on, look inside, discover, recognize, release unnecessary efforts, embrace uniqueness, roll and rock, and giggle for a while hi hi hi ha ha haaa. My main intentions in my work are to encourage critical thinking, to resist systems of oppressions, and to strive towards a more inclusive society.