***COMING ALIVE THROUGH SONG***
Collective Singing Encounters in Albuquerque
Coming Alive through Song is a cycle of singing sessions open to all that will take place during October and November in Albuquerque. In this encounters we will dive into a fluid interaction of song, movement and rhythms rooted in Afro-Latin America traditions, as well as spirituals and shouts* from the Deep South of the United States.
Part of the day will be dedicated to physical work: exercises of synchronization and reaction contained within a structure that unfolds through different rhythms and games.
The sessions will be led by Alejandro Tomás Rodriguez (ENGINE. Argentina) in collaboration with visiting international artists who have worked a long time in this field of the performing arts: Lloyd Bricken (USA), Catalina del Barrio (Argentina), among others.
Coming Alive through Song will take place on the weekends of October 20th-21st, 27th-28th, and November 24th-25th. Participants can apply for 1, 2 or 3 weekends. Special discounts are available for those who wish to participate in more than one weekend.
The fee for each weekend is 120$
Duration: 2 days of 4 hours each.
Time: 10am to 2pm.
Location: October 20th-21st and 27th-28th at Q Staff Theatre.
Address: 400 Broadway Blvd SE. Albuquerque, NM 87102
November 24th-25th at Casa Flamenca.
Address: 401 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104.
Who can apply: We invite actors, singers, dancers, musicians, students, and any curious individuals interested in singing, playing, or performing. You can be of any age and with or without professional experience.
How to apply: Interested individuals should send a short letter of interest to: [email protected]
(with subject “Coming Alive”)
Picture: Martin Bertolami
* The ring shout is the oldest known African American performance tradition surviving on the North American continent. Performed for the purpose of religious worship, this fusion of dance, song, and percussion survives today in the Bolton Community of McIntosh County, Georgia.