BODY & MUSIC
8 June at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm£8 - £10
CARU presents an evening of dance and music, featuring Sarah Westwood, Joëlle Pappas, Bruno Guastalla and Késia Decoté.
Booking encouraged via Eventbrite. Early Bird discount available!
Sarah Westwood writes acoustic and electronic music. She was awarded the 2015 Bliss Trust Scholarship for artistic development in California and was a visiting scholar at UCSD. Sarah collaborates with dancers Eleven Farrer House, has been a composer for Phoenix Dance Theatre’s ‘CCLAB’ and a musician for Xavier Leroy’s ‘In Vivo Danse’, Pompidou Centre. 2018 sees her composing for Illuminate Women Concert Series, L’imaginaire and Pestova/Rees/Roche Trio, amongst others; with works performed in Georgia, Lithuania, USA, Portugal, France and UK. Alongside composing, Sarah is event co-ordinator & a guest artist for a contemporary music and electronics residency in Madeira (www.madeiraresidency.com)
Joëlle Pappas is the founder director of Tac-au-Tac Dance Theatre in Oxford and teaches on the Royal Ballet School’s Primary Steps programme. She launched Joelle Pappas Projects in 2015 for which she has choreographed and directed several successful projects funded by Arts Council England, Swindon Dance, Richard Dawkins Foundation and Oxford City Council.
Bruno Guastalla makes and repairs violins and plays and writes music, often with dance. He works in association with the dancer Macarena Ortuzar and has collaborated with Cafe Reason and DEC Project (with Ana Barbour). He is a member of Set Ensemble and Oxford Improvisers. He also plays with Confluence Collective, an Oxford based multi-cultural community group.
Miranda Laurence works as a dramaturg with UK and international dance artists, alongside directing the Oxford-based ‘Dance and Academia’ programme, and a role as Visual Arts Development Officer at Reading University. She is currently in receipt of funding for a year-long self-led professional development programme for dance dramaturgy by Arts Council England using public money via the National Lottery. She is also supported by Oxford Dance Forum, South East Dance, Pavilion Dance South West and Falmouth University.
Késia Decoté is a pianist from Vitoria, Brazil. She holds a BA (Cum laude) and Master Degree in Piano Performance from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Rio de Janeiro, BR), MA (Dist) and PhD in Contemporary Arts and Music from Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, UK). She studied under Mr. Luiz Senise and Dr. Myrian Dauelsberg (piano), and Prof. Ray Lee (Contemporary Arts and Music). Késia has been developing a rich and diverse career, as piano soloist, chamber music instrumentalist, contemporary music interpreter and as a musician in theatre productions. As a soloist, Késia has performed solo piano recitals to great acclaim in cities including Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Vila Velha and São Paulo (Brazil), Aveiro (Portugal), Oxford and London (UK). Késia Decoté was a co-founder and member of the avant-garde Brazilian Music group PianOrquestra – 10 hands and a prepared piano, and features in their first DVD.