The Polyrhytmic body - Investigating the dialogue between rhythm and the moving body

25-26 November 2017

Thessaloniki, Greece

Francesca Pedulla

Francesca & Lorenzo Gasperoni teach: The polyrhythmic body

Live Music and live electronic: Lorenzo Gasperoni

Francesca and Lorenzo have worked together for more than ten years. They share a curiosity for the cross-contamination of culture, art, style and perspective. Their research is inspired by the relationship between polyrhythms and the dancing body in the cultures of West Africa and the Diaspora. In these traditions, dance and music are inextricably linked, in continuous dialogue. Mirroring each other they come together in a single language that is in continuous metamorphosis.

The polyrhythmic body springs from the desire to merge the inherent wisdom of tradition and the latest studies in somatic practice and biomechanics with the modern techniques of electronic music, in the belief that ancient and current performative practices can communicate with and enrich each other.

In our workshops we aspire to facilitate a profound intimacy between live music and the moving body, and suggest ways in which both can assist in the gathering of skill and awareness, as well as engender and enhance creative expression.