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June 24, 2018: Professional Development for Educators - Den Haag, Netherlands
Soundpainting Master Class for Dutch Drama Teachers

Artistic Director Leese Walker will lead educators in a 6-hour master class on Soundpainting. Educators will explore how the language can be applied in elementary and middle school settings.
VENUE: Het Nationale Theater
ADDRESS: Korte Voorhout 3 2511 CW , Den Haag, Netherlands
WEBSITE: https://www.hnt.nl
June 24, 2018: 9:30-4:30pm


June 18-21, 2018: PoP Up - Tours, France
Interviews in the neighborhood of Deux Lions, Tours, France

The PoP Up production team will perform 4 days of interviews in the Deux Lions neighborhood of Tours. Co-artistic Directors Angelique Cormier and Leese Walker along with Community Liaison, Beatrice Moreno will invite neighborhood residents to take part in a whimsical survey about the neighborhood. The gathered material will inspire 15 site-specific performances to happen later in September as part of the PoP Up project - an artistic treasure hunt.
VENUE: Quartier des 2 Lions
ADDRESS: , Tours, France
EMAIL: directionartistique@tourssoundpaintingorchestra.com
WEBSITE: http://www.tourssoundpaintingorchestra.com/


September 21-22, 2018: PoP Up - Tours, France
PoP Up Premieres in Tours, France

Developed by the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra (France) and the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble (USA), «PoP Up» is an artistic treasure hunt. The public is guided to a series of 15 site-specific performances via clues on a hand-painted map. Over the course of 3-4 days, performances pop-up on the street, in windows, parks, plazas and businesses throughout one neighborhood. These short apparitions of music, dance, theater and/or visual art are inspired by interviews with local residents and business owners about that neighborhood. By injecting a series of alternately playful, poetic or poignant performances in everyday spaces, the project is designed to shift how people perceive those places and to connect community members through art. The performances are manipulated through a live-composing sign language called Soundpainting. Strike Anywhere (SA) and the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra (TSO) are two of the top Soundpainting ensembles in the world.
VENUE: Quartier des 2 Lions
ADDRESS: , Tours, France
EMAIL: directionartistique@tourssoundpaintingorchestra.com
WEBSITE: http://www.tourssoundpaintingorchestra.com/
September 21-22, 2018: TBD
Free!
«PoP Up» connects people through place. The creative team gathers local anecdotes, dreams and impressions of a neighborhood which they transform into site-specific performances. As one audience member exclaimed, "Usually it is a hurricane that brings people together on the street, talking to one another. How wonderful, that in this case, it is art."

In 2016-17, co-directors Angélique Cormier (TSO) and Leese Walker (SA) were awarded the prestigious "Écrire Pour La Rue" grant from the SACD, La Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, allowing the duo to expand the creative team by adding a cartographer and a project coordinator. The team solidified the form and process of the show over the course of a year performing three residencies at Pôle des Arts Urbains. In 2018, the team will perform another series of development residencies at Lieux Public in Marseille, France.


October 19-23, 2018: PoP Up - Marseilles , France
Final Development Residency for PoP Up

This residency in Marseille will allow the "PoP Up" team to critically analyze their performance in Tours and to make any final changes to the piece before publishing and touring the work. The focus of the residency will be on sound.

«PoP Up» is an artistic treasure hunt designed to spark communication and connection between community members. Short, site-specific pieces of music, theater, dance and visual art appear on the street, in windows, parks, plazas and businesses of a specific neighborhood. The performances are inspired by real stories collected through interviews with local residents and business owners. Artists meet one-on-one with locals to gather stories about the neighborhood. French cartographer, Julien Rodriguez, then transmutes the stories into a pictorial, hand-drawn map which provides clues about the location of the performances. Neighborhood stories are refracted through the lens of music, dance, visual art or theater appearing in the very place where the story was collected or took place. The material is further transformed by a composer/conductor who sculpts the artists' performances through a live-composing sign language called Soundpainting. Pieces are poetic, transitory, alternately abstract, hilarious or poignant but always surprising. The project is designed to connect people by highlighting the extraordinary within the ordinary; to shift the way we see a familiar space by peeping into the desires and concerns of the inhabitants through poetic, momentary dreamscapes.

VENUE: Quartier de St. Henri
ADDRESS: , Marseilles , France
October 19-23, 2018: TBD
Free
The project is a collaboration between the Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble (NY, NY) and the Tours Soundpainting Orchestra (Tours, France). In March 2018, the creative team mapped and conducted interviews in the St. Henri neighborhood of Marseille.The collected interview material will inspire the treasure hunt map as well as "performance palettes" or short compositions of music, theater, and/or visual art. The compositions are then remixed through the soundpainting language in performance.


October 23, 2018: PoP Up - Marseilles , France
Sortie du Residence- a little taste of "PoP Up"

The PoP Up team will perform a mini version of PoP Up in the St. Henri neighborhood of Marseilles.
VENUE: Quartier de St. Henri
ADDRESS: , Marseilles , France
October 23, 2018: Consult the Map
Free
This residency in Marseille will allow the "PoP Up" team to critically analyze their performance in Tours and to make any final changes to the piece before publishing and touring the work. The focus of the residency will be on sound.

«PoP Up» is an artistic treasure hunt designed to spark communication and connection between community members. Short, site-specific pieces of music, theater, dance and visual art appear on the street, in windows, parks, plazas and businesses of a specific neighborhood. The performances are inspired by real stories collected through interviews with local residents and business owners. Artists meet one-on-one with locals to gather stories about the neighborhood. French cartographer, Julien Rodriguez, then transmutes the stories into a pictorial, hand-drawn map which provides clues about the location of the performances. Neighborhood stories are refracted through the lens of music, dance, visual art or theater appearing in the very place where the story was collected or took place. The material is further transformed by a composer/conductor who sculpts the artists' performances through a live-composing sign language called Soundpainting. Pieces are poetic, transitory, alternately abstract, hilarious or poignant but always surprising. The project is designed to connect people by highlighting the extraordinary within the ordinary; to shift the way we see a familiar space by peeping into the desires and concerns of the inhabitants through poetic, momentary dreamscapes.


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