I’m co-teaching a series of workshops with Michelle Li, working with traditional polyphonic songs in a vocal and theatrical context. More information below:
Chinese version / 中文版
Printable English version
Polyphonic song is a tradition of singing in together in different voices, which combine to make the whole sound. The origins of this type of polyphony can be traced far back in the cultures of Greece, Albania, Serbia, and Georgia. Georgian polyphonic song is described by UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (alongside Chinese tea). Songs are taught through listening rather than by following scores, and are usually sung a cappella.
Yesterday we had the last session of the first phase of the European Physical Theatre Practice workshops that I’m teaching in Hong Kong. This involved the students devising as a whole group for the first time, to put some of the techniques/tools learnt during the course into practice, and to try collaborating on a larger scale. I was very impressed with what they came up with, with hardly any intervention from me – there are some photos below:
I’m teaching a series of workshops on European Physical Theatre Practice in Hong Kong, starting on the 6th May 2014. The workshop will run every Tuesday evening for two months (8pm-10.30pm). The workshops will be held at Wedraman studios in San Po Kong – there’s more information at the Wedraman website (in Chinese).
Dates: 6/5, 13/5, 20/5, 27/5, 3/6, 10/6, 17/6, 24/6 (Every Tuesday, 8 sessions)