performance workshop



Voice and Space - workshop and performance by Janneke van der Putten

Directed by Janneke van der Putten
Sunday, 7th January 2018

Workshop: 11 am - 5 pm
Performance: 4 pm
(Janneke van der Putten and workshop participants) in the framework of the Finissage “Janneke van der Putten - Quitsa” at CINNNAMON

For more than ten years Janneke van der Putten's own voice has been an essential medium for her interactions with landscape, space and contexts, in connection with eg natural phenomena, mythologies, cycles and time. In addition to her studies of textile design and Artistic Research Janneke van der Putten learned the North Indian singing “Dhrupad” with Amelia Cuni and Marianne Svašek in Berlin and Rotterdam. The learned technique has been essential for her understanding of the voice as a physical experience and less as a medium for speech or even singing.

"How can I travel with my voice, my jaw, tongue, spittle, and breath?" This workshop explores the voice in relation to a spatial experience. Through a Deep Listening session and blind-folded sound walk we will explore our senses and become more aware of our own body, movements and sounds. We will continue with a simple body warm up followed up by a basic vocal exercise. The workshop will consist of group interventions and performances, exploring the acoustics and characteristics of the space, using amongst other our own voices. We will reflect in drawing and conversation and end the workshop with a public presentation at CINNNAMON.

No prior singing experience is needed, but the participants should participate in a public final performance with audience after the workshop, the workshop and the presentation will be photographed and filmed. Please bring comfortable clothes, gymnastic mats or blankets. Gathering at 10.45 in CINNAMON (Gouvernestraat 83a, Rotterdam).

Language: English or Dutch, number of participants max. 12.

Written application, please send a short statement on your motivation and interest in the
workshop by December 29th, to

Janneke van der Putten's work is supported by CBK Rotterdam (Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam). The workshop is made in cooperation with CINNNAMON.

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