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Nov 18 2023
Nov 19 2023

Oriente Occidente Studio

Composition as Duet: Making Music for Dance

Julia Kent e Gaia Clotilde Chernetich

Julia Kent and Gaia Clotilde Chernetich open a reflection on the relationship between musical and choreographic composition. The workshop invites professional dancers, choreographers, musicians, composers, dramaturgs, performers and movers active in all disciplines to experience the bond between music and dance "in the making".

The notion of composition will be observed both from the musical and from the bodily perspective in order to understand, play, practice and experiment. Cellist Julia Kent will share her experienced and personal perspective on the possibilities of music dialoguing with the moving body.

Alongside Julia Kent, dramaturg Gaia Clotilde Chernetich will facilitate and discuss the choreographic and dramaturgical aspects emerging from the practice.

The workshop is part of the EXPERIMENTIG section.


Cellist and composer Julia Kent was born in Vancouver, Canada, and lives in New York City. She makes music using layered and processed cello, electronics, and found sounds, creating haunting and evocative soundscapes that range from hushed intimacy to cinematic expansiveness.

She has released five solo records, the most recent being Temporal on UK label Leaf, and has toured throughout North America and Europe, including appearances at Primavera Sound, Mutek Montreal, Meltdown, and Unsound.

She also composes for film, television, theatre, and dance, including award-winning film scores and music for productions at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, BAM Fishman Space in New York City, Ballett Nationaltheater Mannheim, and Balletto Teatro di Torino.


With a European Ph.D. from the University of Parma and Université Côte d'Azur and a degree in Semiotics of the Arts at the University of Pavia's Intercultural and Multimedia Communication degree program Gaia Clotilde Chernetich, in addition to her studies, works as a dance dramaturg and collaborates on projects of training and dissemination of the performing and performing arts with national and international foundations, theaters and festivals.

In Paris, she studied Theories and Practices of Language and the Arts at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Theatre Studies at the Université Paris3 - La Sorbonne Nouvelle and the Ecole Normale Supérieure.

Her studies focus on the methodologies of historical research in the arts, the epistemology and aesthetics of dance, and the transmission and functioning of memory.


Dance and theater professionals and advanced students, choreographers, musicians, composers, dramaturgs.

A CV is required for knowledge.


Saturday 18 November from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday 19 November from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.


Workshop fee: 250 EUR + commission costs

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