Discover sounds that will make you laugh, and rhythms that will get you dancing!
Have you ever explored the fascinating world of percussion instruments? Even our bodies are musical instruments, so anyone can play! Did you know there are many different ways to produce a sound? Well, there are: hitting, sweeping, shaking, scratching and clashing. Playing percussion instruments is so much fun! But watch out, with Bruno and Marton, you have to keep the beat.
To get you in the mood before the show, five workshops are available online to make you discover the rich universe of body percussion and the different musical styles that are related to it. Explore flamenco, beat box and learn about Gumboot, all with energy and good humor!
Workshops 1: Natural Pulses – Discover parts of our body that make rhythm like a drum: the heart, the breath, the steps…
Workshops 2: Palmas / Flamenco – Experience the clapping of hands, called in Spanish “palmas” which accompanies the Flamenco music and dance.
Workshops 3: Quebec Podorhythm – Learn the art of “foot tapping” which accompanies the violin, accordion and singing in traditional French Canadian festivals.
Workshops 4: Gumboot – Practice this dance music created by the miners of South Africa.
Workshops 5: Human Beat Box – Try to imitate the sounds of the drums with your mouth.