Welcome to the ImproLab with Alexander Riris and Anna Thu Schmidt on Sunday 28. November 2021 from 5-7pm.
ImproLab is an improvisation laboratory for artists from all disciplines and the community of movement and sound enthusiasts in Trondheim. The Lab wants to offer creative approaches to certain topics that can be explored interdisciplinary through improvisation.
In this ImproLAB we invite you on a movement and sound journey inspired by the sounds of the double bass. Musician Alexander Riris introduces us to a listening practice and creates an open space where we can go into dialogue with the music and each other. Here we explore the correlation between music, dance and the space more closely and discover new ways of moving and listening.
The ImproLab is held in English by dance artist Anna Thu Schmidt in collaboration with musician Alexander Riris. The ImproLAB includes a workshop part with set exercises and an open Jam as a playground for movement and sound exploration.
It is a free event supported by DansiT, FFUK, Sparebank 1 SMN and Trondheim Kommune. ImproDans Trondheim wants to offer an open, free, and safe space for movement and sound exploration based on dance, music, and contact improvisation principles.
Please reserve your spot. Get a free ticket via: https://improdanstrondheim.hoopla.no/sales/105805007 Info via mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or via facebook: ImproDans Trondheim
Alexander Riris is a bass player and composer from Stavanger. Studying jazz at NTNU from 2016 to 2019, he now lives and works in Trondheim. Leading the jazz ensembles Barrage and Alexander Riris kvintett are his main creative output, whilst also being active in a variety of genres and groups such as ØyvindLAND, Sara Fjeldvær, Joakim Rainer Trio, and Cosmic Swing Orchestra.
Anna Thu Schmidt is a dance artist with a focus on dance improvisation, interdisciplinary projects, site-specific work, and integrated dance. Since 2017 Anna is based in Trondheim after living in Indonesia, the Netherlands, and Germany. Her work is inspired by the cultures and natural environments she lives in and the connection and communications between humans. Themes as inclusion and accessibility are central in her artistic work. Her interest in the relation of dance to other arts led to international collaborations and research on the intertwinement of dance and installation art. Anna holds B.A. in Dance in Education (ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem/Netherlands) and M.A. in Dance Studies (NTNU Trondheim/ Norway). https://www.annathuschmidt.com