Facilitated by João Fiadeiro, Márcia Lança,
Cláudia Dias, Carolina Campos and/or Daniel Pizamiglio
Open Sessions to the community
ATTENTION: From 19 February 2024, the sessions will be held on Mondays between 6pm and 8pm.
During the period in which REAL (a structure run by João Fiadeiro from 1990-2019) ran Atelier Real, open sessions were organised for the community to practice Real Time Composition, free of charge. These were unpretentious sessions, somewhere between a jam and a master class, which had an important impact on the community of artists at the time and on research into (and around) this tool. They were also very important sessions as a meeting place and for the creation of professional and emotional networks that continue to this day.
Over the next few months, as part of the programme of activity developed within the framework of Forum Dança’s Resident Research Artist position, we will replicate these sessions to share our experience, but also to allow ourselves to be contaminated by discourses, perspectives and practices outside our comfort zone. These sessions are open to anyone – artist or non-artist, with or without experience of improvisation, with a background in practice or theory – as long as the premises and principles of this practice arouse curiosity.
“The ‘object of study’ of Real Time Composition is the interval that emerges when linear time is interrupted and the sense of continuity is suspended (via accident, incident or ‘just because’). The space that opens up as a result of this interruption is where Real Time Composition research takes place. Within this space, time has that rare quality of being simultaneously ‘no more’ and ‘not yet’. Within this space, time is not linear (or even circular), but ‘twisted’ (like the topological surface of the ‘Möbius Tape’), governed by laws that do not respect the conventional notions of before and after, inside and outside or far and near.”