Traditionally, music is an external support for dance. I propose that through the voice, the ‚music‘ is created and performed by the dancers themselves in the same way and at the same time. Vocal techniques and movement improvisation can be very similar. They stem from the same instrument: the body. We will use movement improvisation and vocal exercises to get to the breath as the primary source of both movement and sound. Through movement improvisation the dancers create movement organic for their bodies. Similarly, through an increasing awareness of the source of sound in the body they discover, explore and create the sounds and music organic for their vocal instrument. We use movement to get to sound, and sound to get to movement. We explore the voice in both individual and collective improvisation, using movement as a critical source and support. Then dancers will use their voices to accompany their movement, to accompany another's movement, or collectively to create polyphonic vocal improvisation and accompaniment.
Above all it is a total use of the performance instrument, encouraging the dancers to explore simultaneously their own movement vocabulary, their own vocal possibilities and the relationship between their movement and their music.
The work is designed to encourage dancers to use their voice but is fully open to those who do voice work and have a limited experience in movement.Angélique Willkie