Dance & Music Sprint with Jean-Jacques Lemetre

mi.07dec(dec 7)10:00sa.10(dec 10)17:00Dance & Music Sprint with Jean-Jacques Lemetre

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Workshops conducted and documented by renowned artists in the rehearsal studio of the Theater der Klänge in Düsseldorf are intended to make it possible to experience working methods for contemporary dance, theatre music and theatre creation. Both the workshop results and exemplary examples of music, dance or theatre will be presented, discussed and documented publicly at the end of each workshop in socalled salons in the rehearsal studio of the Theater der Klänge.

Complemented by interviews with the artists, but also with the workshop participants, shortanalysis videos as well as podcasts on the artists and their working methods will be created as lasting mediation formats. These videos and podcasts will be published in the “virtual theatre of sounds” in the first half of 2023.

Methodically based on the Design Sprint format, in which prototypes for design questions are developed in four-day intensive workshops, individual short choreographies are to be developed during the Dance Sprint based on systematic guidelines and in the style of the guest lecturer (choreographer). Similarly, the aim of the music sprint is to develop a short concert format.

The workshop leaders speak French. Translations into German will be provided on site.

  1. Day: Welcome, introduction, expertises, setting limits and goals.
  2. Day: Developing ideas and sketching individually. Present sketches in a practical way.
  3. Day: Make selection and determine presentation sequence. Rehearsing the scene selection.
  4. Day: Finalising the individual programme points, run-through.
    Evening Salon: Presentation of both – the workshop leader and the programme developed in the workshop.
    Afterwards: Meet the Artist discussion


This workshop aims to expand the skills of all stage artists who want to seek, discover and explore their rhythmic, melodic and harmonic possibilities in their creative work. Jean-Jacques Lemêtre draws on his experience as a music composer at the world-famous Théâtre du Soleil in Paris to question the theatrical act in its relationship to its environment. His approach calls for relearning the rhythms of the body, the metrics of language and the mastery of space, alone or in a group, through a series of physical and vocal exercises and theatrical and musical improvisations.

Through the use of gait, movement, punctuation, breath, speed of speech, timbre, etc., everyone will first explore his/her own language in its particularity, not only through the voice but through the whole body. The conception and deepening of the relationship between rhythm and theatre music will take place through collective and individual exercises that lead to a musical process of elaboration that is the motor for dramaturgies that link the empirical questions that arise during the work on stage with the big questions about the state of the world and its developments.

Jean-Jacques Lemêtre thus encourages us to go beyond technique by asserting, for example, the analogy between the problems of dissociation and the disharmony of the human being. This course is aimed at performers on stage, actors, dancers, singers or musicians and requires the development of dynamics, agility and depth.

Professional workshop for musicians, actors and dancers: 7 to 10 december from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. (Course fee 125.- € incl. lunch each day)
Final presentation and Meet the Artist Salon: Saturday, 10 december at 7 p.m. (Admission: 10.- €)



7 (Mittwoch) 10:00 - 10 (Samstag) 17:00(GMT+01:00)


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