Karen Barbee, Michael Ibrahim - Exercises in Choreographer/Conductor Collaboration and Conflict Resolution - Sunday - 8/5/18 - 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
This is the ultimate game of “Do you see what I hear?”
In this class, we will work with music by the National Arab Orchestra – approx. 30 musicians strong – and create “choreography snippets” based on what we feel should be emphasized, de-emphasized, layered, etc. based on the many instruments, emotions, and textures that we hear. Karen will teach the snippets and allow groups to tweak as they wish.
We will then work with Michael to pull the snippets closer into line with what HE believes to be worthy of emphasis/de-emphasis, etc. as we discuss the reasons behind each of the choices.
NOTE: No way is better than another here!!! This is strictly to stretch our listening ability, our musical understanding, and our methods for creating choreography.