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Mike Vargas

Mike Vargas
MIKE VARGAS began playing music in 1959. His curiosity and love of collaboration have led him through many contexts and cultures, from cocktail lounges in Indonesia to New York's Lower East Side, from cancer wards to the Kennedy Center. He started specializing in music for dance in 1978. He also works as a freelance composer across the USA and internationally, performing, teaching, recording, and improvising. For the last 10 years he has been teaching and performing with Nancy Stark Smith. He teaches on the faculty of the Smith College dance department. He has released 9 CD's.
Intensive teachers   CI classes teachers   Special Workshops teachers
Charlie Morrissey Adrian Russi Eckhard Müller and Daniela Schwartz
Eckhard Müller & Daniela Schwartz Caroline Waters Ester Momblant-Ribas
Ilanit Tadmor Alexandra Bezrodnova Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Vargas
Nancy Stark Smith & Mike Vargas Elske Seidel Steve Batts
  Ilanit Tadmor  
  Jean-Hugues Miredin   
  Lior Ophir  
  Manuela Blanchard  
  Mike Vargas  
  Robert Anderson  
  Alexey & Anastasia Saevich  
  Alexander Girshon  
Mike Vargas

«Listening to Each Other: Improvised Music and Contact Improvisation»

About master-class:

Level: all levels.
We’ll work together to study the interactions between improvising dancers and improvising musicians. We’ll be looking for moments in our improvisations to stop and notice each other’s activities. How can dancers and musicians support each other’s imagination and concentration? How much surprise is acceptable? What are our intentions? Can we accept variety and diversity and stay engaged and build trust? How free are the dancers? How free are the musicians? Is any music o.k.?