Crosspulse and the International Body Music Festival (IBMF) present BODY MUSIC — See music / Hear dance, a touring concert of traditional and contemporary Body Music artists from around the globe. From tundra to tropics, people snap, clap, step and sing artful music. Body Music, also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming, is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, sing, snap and grunt their musical ideas. BODY MUSIC ignites audiences with music you can SEE, dance you can HEAR — it's the oldest music on the planet, and it's brand new.
BODY MUSIC is a journey, from pinpoints of light, through large and small cycles of time, to community, passing on traditions, humor, celebration, loneliness; and the place of the human body in the cosmos, including our eternal quest to understand this relationship. Contrasting the intimate sonic capacity of the human body with adventurous technology in light and sound, BODY MUSIC reveals our shared humanity in a unique theatrical experience.
The artists of BODY MUSIC provide a strong Educational Outreach program in conjunction with performances, understanding that using Body Music to access rhythm, time and timing, ensemble awareness, and intercultural communication is not only extremely effective, but available to all people, providing useful - and fun - skills.
Raul Cabrera (Cuba)
Bryan Dyer (US)
Thanos Daskalopoulos (Greece)
Evie Ladin (US)
Jep Meléndez (Spain) Co-director
LeeLa Petronio (France)
and Keith Terry (US) Co-director