Also this month at P.A.R.T.S.
During 4 weeks, the students from our Bachelor program Training had a choice to work in smaller groups on repertoire, creation or personal work. All of this was presented mid June during an internal presentation.
In the spotlight this week: Rosas repertoire “A Love Supreme” by Salva Sanchis & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, taught by Salva Sanchis & Thomas Vantuycom.
Love Supreme is virtuosic and extremely intricate music on a mid to high range of dynamics, where improvisation is present about 90% of the time, framed within a strict harmonic structure, and where the roles and functions of the musicians are well-defined and contrasted. The dance is organized along exactly the same logic: complex movement at a high level of dynamics, using improvisation that is based on set phrase work, and choreographed in space and time through a web of well-defined interrelations between the dancers. While the functions and skills of the dancers are distinct and different for each of the roles (some roles improvise more than others, and each solo moment contains its own specific challenges), in this repertory workshop the roles between the participants were switched, meaning that each participant worked on a different role in each of the scenes, therefore “tasting” the different skills that each of the roles calls for. Thus, everybody has experienced what it takes to physicalize the steadiness and energy of the drum role, the clarity and referential position of the bass role, the complexity and connecting function of the piano role, and the brilliance and intensity of the saxophone role.