Workshop: Urban Bush Women: Talk ‘Trane
Talk ‘Trane is an interactive movement experience that takes participants behind the creative process of Urban Bush Women’s evening-length piece, Walking with ‘Trane (2015). Walking with ‘Trane was inspired by the musical life and spiritual journey of John Coltrane, a composer at the forefront of jazz innovation in a racially-charged America of the ‘50s and ‘60s.
In this workshop, pianist George Caldwell shares excerpts of his original score, and talks about his inspiration for the work and how he interpreted the music of John Coltrane in his own voice. Urban Bush Women’s dancers will informally show excerpts of process and respond to the music Caldwell plays in the moment, demonstrating the collaborative and responsive approach taken in making the piece. Participants are guided through explorations used in the choreographic process and encouraged to respond to the music with their own movement. Talk ‘Trane is open to everyone, no dance experience necessary.