Playing with Dance: Masterclass with Nic Gareiss for Traditional Musicians

Scottish Storytelling Centre
External Training Venue
Dance, Workshop
Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland

Part of The Art of Treepling Weekend culminating the First Footing

This workshop for traditional musicians explores the relationship
between music and dance. After trying out a little foot music,
participants will play with percussive dancer and artist-in-residence
Nic Gareiss, sparking conversations around collaboration, listening, and
creative connection.

Musicians should be able to play a tune at moderate speed. The class
will encourage musicians to explore creative collaboration in a safe,
non-competitive environment. Participants should come ready to move and
wear smooth-soled shoes with a low heel.

Nic Gareiss is a percussive dance artist and dance researcher, voted one
of Dance Magazine’s 2019 “25 to Watch” and hailed by the Boston Herald
as “the most inventive and expressive step dancer on the scene”. His
work re-imagines movement as a musical practice, recasting dance as
medium that appeals to both eyes and ears. Originally from Michigan,
Gareiss draws from many percussive dance traditions, weaving together a
dance technique facilitating his love of improvisation, traditional
dance footwork vocabulary and musical collaboration.

Workshop ticket gives a free entry to ‘The Art of Treepling Panel Discussion’ or screening of ‘Migration Dance Film Project’ and Q&A. Please call box office at 0131 556 9579 to book your free ticket. Participants who attend more than one workshop will be entitled to free entry to both panel discussion and film screening.

Members of the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland receive £5 discount on all “Art of Treepling” events. If you are a TDFS member, please select a full price ticket to book at the discounted rate. Members of the Traditional Music Forum receive £5 discount on this workshop.

A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.
08 Jun
14:00 - 15:15
This event takes place at St. Leonard’s Land Dance Studio, Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AQ.