Performance on the 11th May
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, Glasgow
Doors 7.30pm, first performance 8pm
Improvised music/ dance evening with: Collective Endeavours and Iceberg Improv.
Collective Endeavours are a group performing music/dance improvisation featuring Joan Clevillé, Aya Kobayashi, Jer Reid, Alex South and Solène Weinachter. They performed as part of the Dance International Glasgow festival last year, including a sell-out night at Govanhill Baths.
The first large group performance by Collective Endeavours was in 2014 (although Jer and Solène have been performing as a duo called Collective Endeavours since 2011).
Please find Facebook event here.
Performance on the 12th May
The Lab Room, CCA, Glasgow
8 - 9.15pm
A curated evening of improvised short works of music, dance and theatre by members of the newly created group Iceberg, with solo performance from Australian improviser Andrew Morrish. The evening will consist of four improvised short performances including solos, duets and ensemble pieces. The audience will witness a collaboration between music, movement and storytelling, an encounter with the unexpected, an evening full of play, creativity, exploration.
This event coincides with Andrew Morrish's Solo Improvisation workshop in Glasgow organised by The Glasgow Jam. Special thanks to The Glasgow Jam for bringing Andrew to Glasgow and for offering up the space at the CCA for this evening's event.
Please find Facebook event here.
Workshop on the 10th June
CCA, Glasgow 5 - 7pm in the Club Room
The Moving Voice Laboratory is a series of workshops exploring movement, voice and the synergy between these elements. As a member of Iceberg Improv Zoe Katsilerou will focus this Sunday workshop on improvisation as a performance practice.
Zoe Katsilerou, Eilon Morris, Penny Chivas and Nicolette Macleod started working together as a group in autumn 2017. Since then they have performed at For Fika’s Sake, the CCA and have been commissioned to perform and facilitate workshops for the central and west integration network for International Women’s Day.
Iceberg is committed to highlighting improvisation as an exciting, dynamic and high skilled form. We want to create a monthly curated improvisation performance space and in the long term a peer to peer workshop environment were multidisciplinary artists whether; early stage practitioners, students and professional practitioners can work together. Creating a professional, encouraging and supportive environment space for new working relationships that will feedback into the ecosystem of Glasgows art and performance scene.
Originally from Australia, Penny Chivas moved to Glasgow in 2010. A co-founding director of @TheGlasgowJam with Tom Pritchard, Penny has provided platforms for the growth of Contact Improvisation, alongside her teaching. She is also a freelance performer working with Ian Spink, Plan B, Scottish Opera, Lyra Theatre, Rosina Bonsu, Caroline Bowditch and Stillmotion including international touring.
Her interest in improvisation has led to study with Julyen Hamilton on numerous occasions. Her teaching work includes; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland -Juniors and university programmes, London Contact Improvisation (LCI), Dance House Glasgow and international guest teaching.
Penny graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), and Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)
Zoe Katsilerou is a movement and voice artist who works with theatre companies and institutions across Europe. She is an associate artist with DUENDE, Suramedura and a collaborator with SBC Theatre. Zoe’s practice focuses on the relationship between movement and language and her work includes movement, language, storytelling, sound design, improvisation and often installation.
Since 2010, Zoe has collaborated with a variety of companies and artists including SBC Theatre, Third Angel, Alexis Teplin and NoVan Theatre Group, and has taught at theatres and institutions including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of Glasgow, The Bunbanter Theatre, Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Stagecoach, Oldham University.
Eilon Morris is a performance practitioner, percussionists and scholar. A core member of DUENDE and OBRA Theatre Co, he is also the author of Rhythm in Acting and Performance (Methuen 2017) and completed a PhD at Huddersfield University in 2013. Eilon is currently working on a production in the UK with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has previously worked with IOU Theatre Company (UK), Quiddity Theatre and Butterfly Club Pocket Theatre (Australia). Eilon has taught rhythm and musicality classes at Duende School over the last three years, and has also taught at institutions including Central School of Speech and Drama (UK), Universidad Nacional de las Artes (Argentina) and Au Brana Cultural Centre (France).
Nicolette Macleod is a singer-songwriter, live sound artist and physical performer based in Glasgow. She has been performing professionally for over ten years starting in England and moving to Glasgow to Musical Theatre at the RCS. She writes live sound scores for theatre, dance and also works as a workshop facilitator in a broad range of community and professional settings. She was a finalist at the Loop Station Championship in London where she performed an original song that later won her a recording session at The Roundhouse EMI studio. Nicolette has supported and sung alongside The Leisure Society, The Irrepressibles and Karine Polwart. Her vocals have been used on a number of films and in a pop setting for albums receiving prime time radio play on BBC2 and BBC6. She is currently at the beginning of a two year project with dance artist and choreographer Saffy Setohy.