Moving into Performance

Movement & Music Improvisation Workshop | Tucson, Arizona

This workshop - designed for dancers, physical theatre & performance artists, and musicians - explores the link between movement and music in improvised performance. Improvisation is approached in this workshop as a method of communication and dialogue between disciplines as they create a piece of music and movement performance together. 

In this practice, music and dance are viewed through the same lens of instant composition. The sound inspires movement in the dancers’ bodies, and the body creates the impulse for sound-making (and silence making) in the musicians. In this workshop, the observation of sound and movement are just as critical as the performance of them. 

Dancers, theatre artists, and musicians will meet in one space to explore and exchange ideas about interdisciplinary improvisation and performance. Jake Sorgen (Resident Music Director for The Rogue Theatre) and Ady Elzam have worked together in performance and workshop settings around the world and are eager to share and explore this work with the Tucson performance community! 

Facilitated by Ady Elzam & Jake Sorgen

Jake Sorgen is an improviser/composer/musician originally from Woodstock, New York and has composed for and performed with musicians, actors, and dancers in Amsterdam, Austin, Boston, New York, and Tucson. He has released 3 solo albums of lyrical songs, performed and conducted interdisciplinary performances and workshops with dancers and actors and as Music Director for The Rogue Theatre in Tucson he has composed and performed original scores for over 20 plays and play readings. 

Jake has studied, performed, and recorded with some of the masters of improvised music and multi-disciplinary composition including members of the Creative Music Studio (CMS) and Instant Composers Pool (ICP). His performances and compositions often seek to find the relationship between text, movement, and sound, and draw in influences from jazz and American and British Folk to Baroque and Contemporary Classical music. Jake is trained in both guitar and saxophones and often performs on a variety of plucked strings and reed instruments.

Nov. 2017
6th - 17:00 - 22:00
7th - 17:15 - 22:00
8th - 17:30 - 22:30
                     19:00 - workshop performance

@ The Rogue Theatre, 300 E. University Blvd Suite 150, Tucson, Arizona

$50 Full Workshop**
$40 Any 2 days
$35 Monday only; Tuesday only (Wednesday will be a culminating exploration and performance opportunity and not available as a single day purchase)

A limited number of scholarships are available for those unable to pay the full price, contact for details. 

** The workshop is designed as a 3-day practice. It is highly recommended participating in the full workshop unless schedule prevents it. 

Contact to register.