VERSO LA SPECIE 2 Beirut

Artistic direction and training and dancing master: Claudia Castellucci
with Alessandro Bedosti

“The hegemony of the dance we propose is the music not the body. It is not about the body expression, it is about uninterrupted physical presence, prepared and determined to address the time that is manifest in the music. The past must be dealt with when it has already converged into the present, and even the pause is a responsible moment of presence. The principal movement is a choral ambulation built on some of the canons inspired by the metrics of archaic Greek poetry and the essential movement of horses. Dance is a revelation of the individual presence, which emerges from – and thanks to – choral movement.”
Principal topics that will be studied and practised in the seminar are:
‧ circular rhythmic dance, on the basis of metronomy.
‧ the cadence, taken from the metrics of archaic Greek poetry, as a rhythmic invention for current dance
‧ ‘passing through” in dance, that treats the interval and the musical rest in a specific way, corresponding to the passage between the position that has just been left behind

and the one to be taken up.

‧the psychology of duration, that is, how to make the action to be undertaken happen without any mediation, preparation or improvisation.

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