Weekend 1: Laying the Foundations: Music & Movement
WHEN: Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd February 2014
PRICE: £55 / £35*
WHERE: The Media Factory, The University of Central Lancashire, Cold Bath Street, Preston, PR1 2HE
SHEDULE: 9.30am to register with a view to start activity at 10am and a finish time of around 6/6.30pm with breaks in-between.
LOGISTICAL INFORMATION: This can be found on the further information tab below.
PLEASE NOTE: Creating Carnival Weekend 1: DANCE ANNOUNCEMENT
Due to a low number of interest from dance participants we have sadly had to cancel all the dance activities for Creating Carnival 2014: Weekend 1. There will be similar opportunities for dancers on the second weekend (April 5th & 6th) with full details to be announced soon.
AFRO-BRAZILIAN SAMBA REGGAE RHYTHMS & MOVEMENT.
WITH RITCHIE TUNSTALL & JULIANA PINHEIRO LANDIM
Ritchie and Juliana from Batala Liverpool will be bringing their expertise in Samba Reggae rhythms and movement for drummers to the first Carnival Weekend. They will be exploring parade and static performance techniques as well as samba-reggae movement and rhythm in these lively interactive sessions throughout the day. Both tutors bring a vibrant authentic energy of Bahian carnival and we are excited about another chance to collaborate with these fantastic artists. Prepare to get a sweat on! You can read more about their work below:
CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: BRAZIL CARNIVAL
An interesting insight into Brazil Carnival from guest speakers Eraldo Marques and Holly Prest. They will be discussing different carnival traditions from around Brazil (São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco, Bahia, and more) and will include imagery, footage and first hand accounts into these fascinating spectacles.
AFRO-CUBAN RHYTHMS: FROM BATA TO BATERIA
WITH CHRISTIAN WEAVER
Christian Weaver will be bringing his wealth of experience in Afro-Cuban rhythms to the Sunday morning session. From Bata to Bateria, this exciting session will delve into Afro-Cuban rhythms from a different perspective and a chance to discover more about transposing traditional rhythms to the bateria.
Christian has over twenty years experience of performing, teaching, researching, composing and directing percussion based music. He has performed solo with leading contemporary dancers and theatre companies over much of the world; designed workshops and educational projects for community groups, schools, universities and colleges; directed and composed for groups. He has trained extensively with master drummers in Cuba and now performs with one of the leading carnival groups ‘Los Componedores de Batea’ and the traditional Afrocuban group ‘Iré Otonoguá’. As the Musical Director of La Timbala which, he founded in 1995, he is responsible for devising and overseeing all of La Timbala’s performance and workshop projects.
WITH ANDY BOOTHMAN
Conga Oriental is a form of Carnaval music practised in the East of Cuba in areas such as Santiago de Cuba and Guantanamo. This will be a practical workshop developing an arrangement of Conga Oriental using campanas (cowbells), conga drums, bombos (bass drums) and voices culminating in a live jam at the end of the session with dancers.
Andy is an experienced teacher and performer with a wealth of knowledge in percussion and international music styles. Since late eighties, Andy has played as session percussionist with many Manchester artists as well as directing and producing several of his own projects. In 1998, Andy made the first of frequent visits to Cuba to study and play Afro-Cuban percussion with groups such as Conjunto Folklorico Nacional, Clave y Guaguanco, Yoruba Endabo, Mezcla, Estrellas Cubanas, F.E.U (comparsa) and Cambron Junior Y Su Changui. Andy has also studied percussion in Nigeria to research Nigerian Bata and traditional Nigerian religion, Oriṣa.
CREATIVE CONVERSATIONS: AFRO-CUBAN ROOTS TO RHYTHMS
A very special talk from Dr. Christian Weaver with an introduction to Afro-Cuban traditions touching upon Cuban Carnival and the Orisha traditions of Cuba. From roots to rhythms, this will be a fascinating insight into Afro-Cuban traditions from one of the UK’s most studied percussionists.
We are working is association with the University of Central Lancashire at its base in Preston, a flourishing and expanding city for Carnival in the UK with their Caribbean carnival and evolving samba scene. These weekends will be taking place at The Media Factory on campus at the University.
If travelling from afar there is a list of accommodation nearby which you can download below click ‘Download PDF’
We are offering a selection of FREE places to UCLAN students. Please email [email protected] to secure your place
If you would like some more information about the 2nd weekend on Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th April 2014 “Realising the Spectacle” – Visual, Combined Arts and production & artist debate click HERE