"The composition of the structural lines of modern dance based on melodic forms and patterns of contemporary musical improvisation". This composition workshop by composer and performer Vlady Bystrov focuses on what happens when ideas, techniques and structures which come primarily from music are translated into movement. The sessions will consist of several quick-fire exercises, often using extreme reduction of possibilities to stimulate the imagination. Questions about how to find material, how to keep something going, what makes a strong or a weak change and other compositional 'problems' will be discussed. This lab is for anybody involved in the performing arts, and no special physical skills are necessary.

    Music for Contemporary Dance

    This workshop builds on top of the previous one: I will provide insights into compositions for contemporary dance from the perspective of the composer. Through the analysis of some well-known examples as well as own works, new compositions will be worked out together with the participants afterwards.