Singing Body – Dancing Voice | Workshop

Singing Body – Dancing Voice | Workshop
Feb 24, 2019

A 3 -days voice & movement & improvisation workshop with Sascha Ley and Gianfranco Celestino
March 1 to 3, 2019 at INECC in Luxembourg-City.

In their three-day workshop, Sascha and dancer - choreographer Gianfranco will combine and connect the work of vocal improvising with elements of contemporary dance & contact improvisation.

How do we create space to turn a vocal phrase into a body movement? And how can the spontaneous body movement pave the way to vocal expression?
We will experiment with the interaction of movement and resonance of the voice and the body and explore the space for soundscapes.

The workshop will conclude March 3rd with a public performance of the participants in the MNHA - Museum of Art and History in Luxembourg City.

For singers, dancers, musicians, performance artists and interested people of all levels. Basic knowledge of singing or dancing is desired.
Participation on all three days is mandatory.
Please wear training clothes and socks.

Locations: INECC and MNHA
1.3.2019 18h – 22h *
2.3.2019 10h – 18h *
3.3.2019 10h – 18h *

Registration at Inecc | Fee: 100 € | Phone +352 26 430 481 |

As a versatile stage artist, Sascha Ley has been a regular in the local art and culture scene for many years. She is a singer, actress, composer and poet who likes to roam in unconventional ways, focusing on jazz, free improvisation, imaginary folklore and contemporary music. In addition to music and acting, she has dedicated herself in recent years increasingly to writing and interdisciplinary performance and given workshops in free improvisation.

After his training as a pianist in Turin, Gianfranco Celestino studied contemporary dance at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen (D) and in Venice with Carolyn Carlson. During his "Dance WEB" scholarship in Vienna he learns a.o.t. Contact Improvisation. In Berlin improvisation studies by Rosalind Crisp and Andrew Morrish followed. In addition to engagements with Les Ballets C. de B. (B) and other companies, he mainly develops his own choreographic language as well as dance and dance theatre projects and teaches Contact Improvisation.

Sascha and Gianfranco have a longstanding friendship and professional relationship. Since 2000, they have worked together on numerous theatre projects, musicals, performance and concert projects.