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Sat 21st Performance with New Dance at Ruthin Craft Centre. Responding to the work of Richard Latrobe Bateman and Wendy Ramshaw.
Contact improvisation festival at union house. See events page.
28th March 7.30 Performance at Liverpool Bluecoat with Benno Voorham, Sybrig Doktor, Mary Prestidge, Vicky Riley, Jo Blowers, Rachel Dean, Steve Boyland, Lisa Spaull and Paula Hampson.
I worked with music students from Colne Valley High on a composition to be performed at the Holocaust Memorial Service in Huddersfield. A powerful event, the young people really stepped up to the plate.
Brief news 2011
workshop 3rd December Theme of Musicality
Using musical analogies to understand and connect with the body. Tone, Rhythm, Phrasing, Patterns, Feel etc. How can we react spontaneously and with courage to be ourselves in improvisation? How can we prepare for spontenaeity?
Each discipline has it's language and methods which it borrows and shares to liberate or restrict us. By looking from another angle we find fresh meanings in what we know. My workshops are more about releasing, revealing and strengthening our skills than about aquiring new skills.
Rehearsals and performances with Corali Dance Company (How Happy we would be) Double bill Performances:
Nov 26th 3PM
Plus Melodramatic outdoor shows with PifPaf - large scale puppetry with live scroinky guitar.
Astley Hall Chorley, Sheffield Peace Gardens and Ordsall Hall Salford.
August Composing for animations (see www.Stumbledancecircus.com)
July Memorial performance for Ursula Laubli Derry.
Performances of No Grown Ups Allowed, Leeds Bramley Park.
June Corali Performs How Happy We Would Be at Tate Modern and St Mary's secret Garden, Hoxton.
May Working with Mandeep Samra and Chris Squire on Life In Transition - a sound and light installation for Huddersfield art gallery. Multi speaker sound dispersal with integrated flourescent lights, using the stories of South Indian Women and their life in West Yorkshire. May13 for one month
Corali performs How Happy We Would Be at Dilston Grove Art Gallery
April second series of regular evening sessions at union house. 6th april - 25th may. see workshops page
March 19th March 5pm Performance at Bluecoat arts Liverpool with Vicci Riley.
Working on a multi speaker sound installation for huddersfield art gallery with Mandeep Samra.
Feb a series of 6 evening improvisation workshops. At Union House, Todmorden for Dancers, Musicians, Actors or anyone interested in self-expression/self development through sound and the body. See workshops page
Continuing work with Impossible Arts on Lightweight.
October More Wallpaper dances and Impossible Lightweight gigs.
September Working with Impossible theatre on Lightweight, an inflatable, spherical, sculptural, son et lumiere... see video above
August Wallpaper dances at Whitworth art gallery Manchester. Performing and devising inside the exhibitions with Dancer Gerry Turvey and Visual Artist Lynnette Willoughby
Developing work for the first day of school term - transforming the school and bring new intake together with older pupils. Plus installations and interventions.
April-July Psychodrama and psychotherapy training. New show with Corali developing scores made by the dancers, with live music.
Creative partnerships work with Impossible theatre - developing children's understanding of their own Personal Learning and Thinking Styles.
March Choreography swap at Sadlers Wells. www.corali.org.uk . And psychodrama certificate training.
Workshop/concert in Music and Dance at Union House Todmorden. See page.
January-Feb The wonderful Corali Dance Company celebrate it's 21st birthday this year with performances in Feb. at Whitechapel Gallery London, seminar at Tate Modern
"Daniel Weaver's looping guitar gradually spun order from chaos as pieces developed, with what seemed to be complex re-sampling of earlier loops as new material was laid down. Some tunes were more demanding whilst others were more melodic and we thought some made connections with Robert Fripp. One interesting thing about Daniel's work is the physicality - he performs bends and twists his body into a form of dance as he manipulates the electronics with his feet." Review of a music solo in Manchester, by Chorlton radiophonic workshop Dec 20 2008
" moods for which the warm and evocative guitar and electronic compositions of dancer Daniel Weaver must also take much credit. It is Weaver who all but steals the show with a surreally funny a capella rendition of I'm Through With Love" Peter Millar, Newsletter
"adding his flowing thoughts while manipulating skeletal and strange sounds from the guitar with a set of pedals and effects, but always communicating and commenting on the dancers' moves with his own spastic ones." all about jazz.
Brief news 2010
December Personal training in Psychodramatic group work. More development with Corali towards a seminar at Tate Modern plus development work on my own training skills.
November Development work with Corali for the 21st birthday performance at Whitechapel gallery.
October Composing for Ordsall community arts. Outdoor show with choral singing, water display and an elephant.
Sept Performing at Dublin Fringe.
August Innerscapes2, Wexford Opera House, Ireland. A new show for Myriad Dance company.
April Innerscapes, teaching project for Dancers in Wexford Ireland (with Wolfgang Hoffmann.) For Myriad Dance company.
March Solo concert, Royal Exchange theatre.
Feb sound design for Squawkbox, a one woman show by Eleanor Hooper
Dec Solo cabaret gigs and teaching work.
"Daniel Weaver's looping guitar gradually spun order from chaos
as pieces developed, with what seemed to be complex re-sampling of earlier
loops as new material was laid down. Some tunes were more demanding whilst
others were more melodic and we thought some made connections with Robert
Fripp. One interesting thing about Daniel's work is the physicality -
he performs bends and twists his body into a form of dance as he manipulates
the electronics with his feet." Review by Chorlton radiophonic workshop
Dec 20 2008
Sept Short North West tour of "an evening of instability" by stumble dance circus. see www.stumbledancecircus.com
June I played at the white nights festival in Tel Aviv and ran various workshops.Here's a review of the gig.
"There was no shortage of humor in the following performances by British performer, guitarist, vocalist and occasional dancer Daniel Weaver and the Israeli dance troupe, Octet. Weaver used his guitar, body and vocals in an associative and intuitive manner, quoting pop songs, including a dramatic version of Tom Jones' Delilah, adding his flowing thoughts while manipulating skeletal and strange sounds from the guitar with a set of pedals and effects, but always communicating and commenting on the dancers' moves with his own spastic ones. This kind of kinetic collective improvisation was quite remarkable in its natural flow and continuing series of surprising interactions between Weaver and the dancers, until he decided to join the dancers."
Eyal Hareuveni http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=30147
Last year's news
March/April 08 I worked again with Lindsey Butcher / Gravity and Levity (with choreographer Charlotte Vincent) on a new aerial dance show called Shift.
accompanying music was married to the magical movement." John
Billington, Southern Daily Echo
Feb 08 I traveled to Istanbul to work on a show called Tersi Duz with Talin Buyukkurkian. Premiere in Belgium in February. I also ran a week of workshops for dancers and actors from the State Theatre troupe and students at Bilgi University.
November/December'07 Finished a successful tour of Ireland with echo echo dance company from in a new show called Consequences. Read review "While the physical movement on stage runs the gamut from high grace to low gaucheness and is seldom less than fascinating, it is most admirable for the abstract moods it helps to generate moods for which the warm and evocative guitar and electronic compositions of dancer Daniel Weaver must also take much credit. It is Weaver who all but steals the show with a surreally funny a capella rendition of I'm Through With Love in a beautifully ambient scene involving the hum of an electric fan and the long red hair of Ayesha Mailey." Peter Millar, Newsletter
August performing RESONANCE with Echo Echo in Edinburgh, Bucharest and we returned to the Ramalla Contemporary Dance Festival. The show was directed by Wolfgang Hoffmann and features songs by Roger Quigley
December/January I was working in Tel Aviv, developing cross disciplinary workshops. "Using a musical approach to understand the stage". The work is tailored to each group and caters for musicians dancers, actors, choreographers, directors, etc. My method covers rhythm, listening and body work to help groups work together and understand each other's disciplines.
I also put some time into developing cabaret material and working on a solo performance about birds and birdsong collecting (both performed at Void gallery in Derry).
Sorry, but aLECTRO_eCOUSTIC is no more, however events are planned in the new venue of Union House Todmorden.
The old website is down now, click the symbol to see some archive images of previous events.
Thanks to all those involved
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