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International Jazz Workshop Europe 2013
Saarwellingen, Germany, 08–14 August 2013

 

Morning Workshops

At the beginning of each day, students on all the courses come together to participate in a unique sequence of activities which collectively stimulate self-awareness and enhance creativity.

Pulse Training - Stephen Keogh

Pulse lies at the heart of music, and developing one's own inner pulse is the goal of these sessions. The work fosters awareness - of the pulse, of silence, of the other members of the group. This workshop is hugely beneficial to musicians of every kind.

Samba - Francesco Petrreni

A chance to play the genuine percussion instruments that make up the Bateria (percussion section of a Samba group), and learn some of the rhythms and songs from different areas of Brazil. Learning Samba greatly increases ones understanding of rhythm and improves mind body coordination. We will learn and practice call and response, hand signals, singing - playing - moving all at once, and more. On the final day of the Jazz Workshop we'll put it all together for public performance during which we will bring the joy and the spirit of carnival to Saarwellingen

Vocal and Body - Guillermo Rozenthuler

The workshop explores the use of energy and the voice, and fine tuning body and mind coordination within a musical context. Using song material from all around the world we work at enhancing the quality of our listening skills and the sounds we produce.

Taji and Qigong  for Musicians - Luciano Vida 

Qi Gong is an a introspective work based on the consciousness of oneself using simple, though not necessarily easy, exercises. The person listens to his body connecting physically with the earth and the sky and finding his place between them as part of nature. This kind of work allows one to connect all different parts of the body in one and feel new sensations of fullness. it is a basic step of awareness and has been described by many as quite beautiful

The Form is used to make the body strong in various ways; through understanding the principles of relaxation and connection, spiral movement, expansion/contraction, movement on one point, exertion of force, and much more...

Push Hands is a group of many different exercises, which are practised in pairs, to develop sensitivity through the understanding of direction and intensity of force. These exercises to develop the correct sensitivity to the point where both oneself and opponent force are one.

This type of training, when applied to a musician's relationship to his/her instrument, can bring tremendous physical and mental an ease, composure and comand to the act of performance.

Timetable

Friday August 9

Arrive and register 18.30h, Campus Nobel

20.00h Opening concert
22.00h Jam Session

Saturday August 10

09.30h Taiji/Qigong/body coordination
10.30h Samba/pulse/vocal
11.15h Coffee
11.30h Instrumental lessons
13.00h Lunch
14.30h Instrumental lessons or Workshop
15.30h Instrumental lessons
16.30h Ensemble
17.45h Finish
19.00h Special Outdoor Dinner
22.00h Jam Session

Sunday August 11 - Tuesday August 13

09.30h Taiji/Qigong/body coordination
10.30h Samba/pulse/vocal
11.15h Coffee
11.30h Instrumental lessons
13.00h Lunch
14.30h Instrumental lessons or Workshop
15.30h Instrumental lessons
16.30h Ensemble
17.45h Finish
18.15h Dinner
20.00h Concert Campus Nobel
22.00h Jam Session

Wednesday August 14

09.30h Taiji/Qigong/body coordination
10.30h Samba/pulse/vocal
11.15h Coffee
11.30h Instrumental lessons
13.00h Lunch
14.30h Instrumental lessons
15.30h Finish Instrumental lessons
15.45h Ensemble
17.15h Finish
18.30h Sound Check
19.30h Students ensembles / final concert 

NEW DEVELOPMENTS

- Taiji and Qigong for Martial Artists

OVERVIEW

QI GONG: it's a introspective work based on the consciousness of oneself using simple though not easy exercises. The person listens to his body connecting physically with the earth and the sky and finding his place between them as part of nature. This kind of work allows one to connect all different parts of the body in one and feel new sensations of fullness. it is a basic step of awareness and has been described by many as quite beautiful.

TAICHI, FORM AND PUSH HANDS: In Taichi the Form (a pre-organized sequence of movements), and Push Hands (work in pairs), are two "instruments" for understanding "taichi movement and principles".

The Form is used to make the body strong in various ways; through understanding the principles of relaxation and connection, spiral movement, expansion/contraction, movement on one point, exertion of force, and much more...

Push Hands is a group of many different exercises, which are practised in pairs, to develop sensitivity through the understanding of direction and intensity of force. These exercises to develop the correct sensitivity to the point where both oneself and opponent force are one, hence the name Supreme Oneness (the original meaning of the words Tai Chi). Both the practice of Form and Push Hands are essential for the correct understanding of Taichi.

Just a few movements of the Form will used used in order to approach simply, and we will practise different methods of Push Hands in order to gain experience of the different feelings. It is stimulating and rewarding way to practice.

Self Defense: Taichi has been a martial art used in battlefields for many years. Nowadays it is not commonly used for this purpose and this tradition is unfortunately getting lost. I would like to show and introduce the way of understanding Taichi principles through simple exercises in pairs as methods of fighting. It will be safe and sound but we'll need boxing gloves. It's this is a safe and fun, and provides a very interesting to see how mind and body react in such situations.

All these practises are forms of meditation, and though it might seems odd talking of fighting and self-defense as meditation it will be explained in way that is clear and understandable.

Programme

9.30-10.15 Taichi/qigong - for the whole group including musicians and martial arts students

11-12.30 Taichi - Martial Arts students only

Lunch

1600 - 1800 Taichi and self defense - Martial Arts students only

 

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