| resonance | is a workshop for movement, sound, theatre, and other performing artists. To reverberate mindfully with one another during duet and ensemble improvisation, we practice listening, observing, sensing, and acting from sound, movement, language, and memory impulses. By reapplying terms and processes typically used to describe the physical behaviors of sound and movement, such as: input, filtering, output, sending, panning, wavelength, particle, and molecule, we engage with expansions and contractions of energy and sound in our bodies and in the spaces where we work. We experiment with deprivation, isolation, and heightening of our various senses to bring new understandings of the potentials lying dormant in our bodies and the spaces they inhabit.
This workshop explores questions like: How do we transmit material that perpetuates in different forms throughout a space? How does material travel from one body to another? How do we translate or morph material into different media? How do sound and movement inhabit different areas of the body, and different places in a space? How can we use practices of vibration, reflection, speaking, sounding, panning, resounding, writing, drawing, imagining, and remembering to cultivate a resonating body?
Workshops can be designed for various durations: from one 3-hour session to multiple sessions spread throughout a week. The culmination of each workshop series is typically a public performance by the workshop leaders and participants. The score for this improvised performance is composed collaboratively and is based on the experiences shared during the workshop.
This workshop is being developed by dance artists Martín Lanz Landázuri (Mexico) and Emily Sweeney (USA) and sound artist William Bilwa Costa (USA). It has been led in collaboration with dance artists Malin Astner (Germany/Sweden), Kristin Orav (Estonia), Daniela Lehmann (Germany), Raisa Kröger and Signe Koefoed (Germany).
photos from workshops in Berlin, Vilnius, and Philadelphia
2012: resonance laboratory/performance, Laboratorio Sensorial, Guadalajara, MX, w/ Bilwa, Emily Sweeney, Florian Tuercke, Miguel Mesa, Natasha Barhedia and Martín Lanz Landázuri.
2012: resonance workshop, Agora Collective, Berlin, co-led by Emily, Bilwa, and Martin Lanz
2012: resonance workshop/performance in Vilnius, LT, co-led by Emily, Bilwa, and Martin Lanz
2011: sine~waving workshop/performance, Schwelle 7, Berlin DE, w/ Malin Astner and Bilwa, Emily Sweeney, Amelia McQueen, Klaus Janek, Christian Schroeder, Dennis Tan, and workshop participants
2011: resonance workshop/performance, Deck 3, Berlin DE, w/ Raisa Kröger, Signe Koefoed, Bilwa, Emily Sweeney, Florian Tuercke, Christian Schroeder, Christian Weiss, Dennis Tan, and workshop participants
2011: resonance laboratory/performance, XBunker Exhibition Space, Sønderborg DK, w/ Bilwa, Christian Schroeder, Florian Tuercke, Christian Weiss, Rosa Isaldur, Ewa Huber and Samuel Schaab
2011: resonance workshop/performance, Agora Collective, Berlin DE, w/ Audrey Chen, Luca Marini, Bilwa, Daniela Lehmann, Emily Sweeney, Andrea Serafim, and workshop participants
2011: resonance workshop, Movement Research at Eden’s Expressway, New York, NY USA led by Bilwa and Martín Lanz Landázuri (Mexico)