ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED METHODS FOR EXPERIENCING AND TRAINING
SOFT SKILLS, CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND PROBLEM SOLVING
“The workshops undoubtedly took Camerata to the next level, really strengthening the awareness, connection, and creativity within the ensemble” John, Australia
"...allowed me to let down my walls and do things outside the box." Keiley, Canada
“I found the two weeks to be the most intense, most exciting and most enjoyable experience I have ever had.” Janet, Australia
IMPROVISING MUSIC THROUGH A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
Music has been identified as one of the few activities with the ability to stimulate many areas of our brain and body, simultaneously. Improvisation emphasises this effect requesting that an action is made here and now and with “good taste”. However, this is not enough: the incredible power of music improvisation offers even more benefits when combined with a multidisciplinary approach, as the fascinating abstract nature of music becomes harmonic when combined with physical movements and genuine emotional actions. Helicona proposes courses of improvisation based on music which is linked with theatre, dance, fencing and horse-riding. The participants are given the opportunity to gradually experiment in a mindful environment, aiding each individual to ask new questions and find creative answers.
Promptness and reactivity
Attention, listening, and positive bonding in groups
Abstract planning and mapping
Creative and alternative solutions
Curiosity and awareness
A MULTIDISCIPLINARY HISTORICAL approach (dance-theatre-fencing-dressage-gesture-rhetoric)
Exercises and suggestions from different historical disciplines help to give sense and form to our improvisation, involving and engaging our complete body in finding solutions with “good taste”, experiencing and understanding the history of the expressive codes in communication (Rhetoric).
A Balanced and Gradual PEDAGOGY (rational-emotional)
Mistakes are welcome, fear is led by the hand, and gradual steps are proposed in order to understand how to balance both emotional and rational decisions.
Development of the SENSORIAL AREAS (action-reaction)
Listening and being aware are the first steps to understand how to react. Exercises in this area help to develop prompt answers using all the senses.
Development of INTER-RELATIONALS (matching-pacing-leading)
This develops a sense of connection to what we do in the context of interrelations with other musicians, the audience, space, time, and with style.
Development of the COGNITIVE AREA (mental GPS)
Exercises in this area place the information that we gather from all disciplines into a coherent space-time system, perceiving and embodying the proportions, the timing and the effort of a musical gesture.
"An unforgettable experience" Alessia, Italy
Helicona promotes the research, develops courses and proposes performances with specific strategies according to the different characteristics of the participants. The current courses are organized for musicians, managers, children, and teachers. The Helicona project is expanding and it is highly sought-after all over the world. It helps many people and promotes well-being. Courses in the near future include activities within disadvantaged categories.
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