WORKSHOP - SIMONA SMIRNOVA (Lithuania) - INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO PERFORMANCE
New York based composer and performer Simona Smirnova is in Auckland to present her new album “Bird Language” and to share Lithuanian culture with Auckland audiences.
The Audio Foundation offers an exceptional opportunity to attend Simona’s workshop and learn about interdisciplinary approaches to performance.
During the workshop Simona will be leading different theatrical exercises, vocal exercises, and body movement improvisation.
After this workshop attendees will be able to extend their creative practices and source inspiration from different forms of art.
The workshop is perfect for anyone interested in the artistic field including music, dance, theater and performance art. The workshop is open to all levels; from beginners to professionals. Please arrive wearing comfortable attire.
Cost - $20
About Simona Smirnova:
Simona Smirnova is a Lithuanian born jazz vocalist, composer and folk zither - kanklės player based in New York City.
Described as "Eastern European-tinged jazz/exotica", she is a fixture in the New York live scene when she’s not touring the world, including Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
Smirnova’s genre-bending style has a unique theatrical flavor and uncanny vocal improvisation techniques. She deftly implements folkloric chants and Lithuanian zither – kanklės into foundations of jazz and rock. Smirnova’s new album “Bird Language'' — channels groundbreaking artists like Björk and Joanna Newsom while exploring the ways that humans are connected to nature.
She is a very active member of the musician community around the globe; an Alumna of the prestigious Berklee College of Music, a voting member of Grammy Recording Academy, a mentor at Grammy U program and a composer member of New York Composers Circle (NYCC).