Art Stations Foundation Stary Browar Nowy Taniec

photo: z archiwum artystów

Old Brewery New Dance for Children

Marta Romaszkan + Patryk Lichota

Workshop: Sounds in Motion

18.05.2013 / Studio Słodownia +3

We would like to invite children to discover together the sound layer which surrounds our world, as well as the relationships between sound and movement. During the workshop we will learn to actively listen, distinguish sounds, name them, describe them with words and express them through movement. We want to provide children with knowledge and to stimulate their active listening skills, i.e. the naming, classifying and describing of sounds. The basic tools we will use during the workshop are our ears, our own bodies and ideas. Moreover, we will use various devices to record and amplify sounds. Different kinds of microphones will serve as microscopes for our ears to explore the world of sounds. These will include contact microphones which allow us to hear the marching of a spider on a pane of glass; directional microphones which provide for the recording of selected sounds from a large distance, for example a bird singing in a tree, and condenser microphones which collect sounds from the environment. We will also use binaural microphones and hydrophones (to listen to sounds underwater, for instance in an aquarium). We would like to propose a number of sound and movement games, in addition to producing sounds for our dancing friends. We will not use any musical instruments, but various objects and our own bodies (by moving, breathing and using our voices). We will imagine the stories that sounds conceal, we will dance them out and tell them. Sound is born out of movement…

Marta Romaszkan
majored in Philosophy/Social Communication at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Her research of movement is primarily based on Eastern martial arts, namely on Tai Chi which she studied in China and in Piotr Ziemba’s school in Poznań, and on Aiki which she is currently studying with Master of Noh and Aiki, Masato Matsuura, in Brussels. She has studied contemporary dance and butoh techniques with Polish and international teachers. With Patryk Lichota she has created the shows Starving Mirrors which premiered during the ADM Blixem Festival in Amsterdam (2010) and Strange Lóóp presented at the Polish Dance Platform. She is also a graduate of the Alternative Dance Academy (2012) where she took part in a workshop conducted by one of the most important choreographers creating for children, Dalija Aćin. Romaszkan focuses on communication in improvisation between musicians and dancers. She is also fascinated with working with children.

Patryk Lichota
is a musician, composer, improviser and radio producer. He is currently a student at the Institute of Cultural Studies, in addition to studying Musicology and Cognitivism at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He plays the saxophone, theremin, zither, bass guitar and laptop. He has written several radio plays and has composed music for the following shows: Układanka, directed by Robert Jarosz (first prize at XIII Międzynarodowy Festiwal Teatrów Dla Dzieci i Młodzieży), Jarzenie by Teatr Palmera Eldritcha (first prize at Łódzkie Spotkania Teatralne, 2009), Animo Tristi (premiere during IV Festiwal Młody Teatr Niezależny, Teatr Ósmego Dnia, 2010), Bez Podłogi by Kompania Doomsday (premiere during Centralny Basen Artystyczny, 2009) and Głosy directed by Janusz Stolarski and Tomasz Jarosz (during the Commemoration of the 70the Anniversary of the Outbreak of World War II). He has also created the audio space for a performance which makes references to ancient mystery plays entitled Symbolatorium by The Mysteries Project Theatre of Sczecin. He collaborates with the performer duo Agata Elsner/Ewa Janicka whom he has assisted in the following projects: Podejrzane (presented during Festiwal Eksperyment, 2008), Flow (presented during Madeinpoznan Festival, Festival International et Universitaire des Arts de la Scène in Arras and Teatr-akcje 2009 in Suwałki) and Imponderabilium (premiere during No Woman No Art Festival, 2009). With Marta Romaszkan he has created Starving Mirrors, a dance performance which premiered during the ADM Bliksem Festival in Amsterdam and Strange Lóóp which premiered in 2010 at Teatr Ósmego Dnia. The latter performance refers to Douglas Hofstadter’s “strange loop” theory of consciousness and avails of video and audio feedback modulated in real time by two dancers. Lichota’s work on sound also includes performances and installations for children. He works with director and playwright, Robert Jarosz, with whom he has created the show Układanka (2008) and the installation Audiopyłki (2012) for children aged from three to six years.

age: from 6 to 8 years
time: 12:00
duration: 90 minutes

The workshop will be documented by the photographer

Please contact us if you have any questions: dzieci@starybrowarnowytaniec.pl