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Human Jazz at “Moisture Festival” April 5th & 6th.

Once again I’ll grace the stage at Seattle’s Moisture Festival on the evenings of Wednesday April 5th and Thursday April 6th at 7:30pm at Hale’s Palladium.

For more info and tickets click this link.

http://www.moisturefestival.com/artists/view/298

“re-Source” – a Human Jazz residency in Providence, RI May 10 – 14, 2017

Providence schedule

 

Wed. May 10th 3 – 5pm Workshop for AS220 Youth AS220 115 Empire Street Providence

 

Wed. May 10th ~ 9pm “Live Music Wednesdays” perform a teaser for the project at The Grange 116 Broadway, Providence

 

Thurs May 11th ~ 7 – 9pm Community Playshop at The Movement Exchange – 545 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket

 

Sat May 13th ~ noon – 2pm “Saturday Switch” Workshop at AS220 115 Empire Street Providence

 

Sat. May 13th ~ 8pm show – “re–Source” – Christian Swenson & Friends Perform at AS220 “Black Box” 115 Empire Street Providence

 

Sunday May 14th 3:30 – 5pm Community Vocal Jam at Movement Exchange 545 Pawtucket Avenue, Pawtucket

 

Sunday May 14th  8pm show – “re–Source” – Christian Swenson & Friends Perform at AS220 “Black Box” 115 Empire Street Providence

 

 Show description:

“re-Source” – Christian Swenson & Friends play Human Jazz

A benefit for AS220 Youth Programs

This is not a dance performance, a sacred ritual or a play, nor a musical concert or a comedy show, yet it is in part all of these. It is also homage to the human medium and the spirit that connects us.

Join Christian & his friends as they co-create an evening of spontaneous performance.

William “Bill” Evans http://billevansdance.org,

Shura Baryshnikov http://www.doppelgangerdancecollective.com,

Laurie Amat https://soundcloud.com/amatworks,

ali kenner brodsky http://www.alikennerbrodsky.com,

Michelle Struckholz https://www.facebook.com/michelle.struckholz,

Elizabeth Keisler https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007664688532

and Corinne Wahlberg http://straycreatives.com

 

“Human Jazz” is about playing the body, voice and imagination simultaneously; no set pieces, special costumes, recorded music, just humans playing. As a soloist Christian “disappears” into songs, animals, characters, body music, aliens, etc. The ensemble will play all together and in smaller groupings. The show will conclude with a participatory Balinese Kecak/Monkey Chant.

Teaching at Centrum’s “Water World” April 23 – 28, 2017

Once again I’ll be teaching “Bio-Art” (Physical Theater and Marine Science) to 5th & 6th graders from all over Washington State at Centrum in Port Townsend, WA.

Water World (Grades 5-6)

Teaching for Centrum and The Northwest Maritime Center May 24 – June 1, 2017

The 7th graders from Chimicum Middle School all study Maritime history, social studies, science and ARTS for 2 weeks while learning how to handle 17 foot long boats, replicas of those used by Capt. Vancouver in his 18th Century explorations of Puget Sound.

Ecstatic Singing Circle (on-going)

If you’d like to try singing improv with us, this is a very informal gathering of vocalists, singers, players, etc.  We like to play with tones, rhythms, spontaneous songs, gibberish, etc.  It happens first and third Saturday afternoons.

Here is a Meet-up Group and a Face Book page for more info:

http://www.meetup.com/Ecstatic-Singing-Seattle/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/303607676332799/

Contact Improvisation Jam

Every Sunday from 2 – 4:30pm ($5 – $8) at Velocity Dance in Seattle http://velocitydancecenter.org

(I help facilitate this weekly jam, one of my favorite places to dance!)C & Lisa1

The Contact Improvisation/Movement jam is an open event, welcoming everyone. Jams have been happening around the world since the 1980’s, and typically include people across a broad range of experience. It’s not a class, but usually includes people happy to explore at whatever level, discuss questions, and if asked, provide guidance. If you’re willing to explore in order to find your way, the jam is a great opportunity to practice and enjoy contact improvisation.
We have a community FaceBook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/515785141799284/

Seattle CI Blogspot: http://seattlecontactimprovisation.blogspot.com/

Community CI news email at <SeattleContact@yahoogroups.com> 

For more info on this form: 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Contact_improvisation 

or 

http://www.contactimprov.net/

 

Soundcloud!

Tossing it out there for free!!  You can find some of my newly recorded vocal music at https://soundcloud.com/humanjazz  This is simple a cappella singing in resonant stairwells and other locales.  Captured on the oh-so-easy iphone voice memo app.