05

Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:45
Room: 
Small Classroom
Student should bring: 

nagado bachi (usually larger diameter, harder "kashi" wood)
earplugs

Class syllabus: 

prep
- student notes
- pens
- laptop, Les Twins videos

welcome
- today's theme: KB current thinking on naname choreo
- topic 1) rhythm vs movement
-- brainstorm the possible relationships and a few examples
--- rhythm OR movement
--- rhythm AND movement
--- rhythm DESPITE movement
--- movement DESPITE rhythm
--- rhythm WITHOUT movement (X)
- topic 2) fascination with arrangement
-- first 20 years: what to play and how to play it
-- current: when to play these things
-- late-career: why to play?
- topic 3) improv vs prepared music
-- student thoughts
-- Les Twins videos
-- current approach to choreo: arrangement (build) within improv

improv with quarter and eighth notes
- hitting vs not hitting quarters
- quarters -> eighths and vice versa
- being okay with "mistakes"
- taking over where the previous soloist left off

Y-stance if time remains
- develop facility
- try improv
- add / remove rules

clean and close

possible choreographic exercises
- travelling farther between evenly-spaced hits (end of Cronkite)
- fuchi as excuse for arm swings (Murder)
- same rhythm, multiple stickings, arranged from simple to complex (Karc)
- gesture as inspiration (beginning of Cronkite)
- rhythm as inspiration (Tribeca)
- original / new idea

Teacher(s): 
Kris Bergstrom
Attendance: 
Heather Kjolsing
Joe Small
J Rassi

Classes in this Course

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Thu, May 11, 2017 01
Thu, May 18, 2017 02
Thu, May 25, 2017 03
Thu, June 01, 2017 04
Thu, June 08, 2017 05
Thu, June 15, 2017 06
Thu, June 22, 2017 07
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