Who doesn't think of music when talking about dance? And vice versa?
Music and dance are accessible activities that are able to give you maximum well-being in a minimum of time. Listening to music on the bus, or starting to do your best dance step in your bathroom, is something we've all done! So, what we are going to talk about today, will please you.
If you want to learn the floor bar, at your own pace and with music, we suggest "Floor Barre In Biarritz" set up by Noëllie Coutisson, dancer and classical dance teacher, and Nolwenn Collet, pianist and composer specialised in dance. Indeed, the difficulty for a pianist is to accompany dancers: it is necessary to select the appropriate music but also to adapt the intensity of the music to correctly accompany the emotions expressed by the dancer.Together they have created 15 floor barre exercises to do at home while enjoying a trip to the Basque coast. Barre au sol is an excellent compromise between dance and soft gymnastics.
Entirely filmed in the open air, from sunrise to sunset, this video takes you on a walk along the beaches of Biarritz, at the foot of its lighthouse, near the casino, at the old fishermen's port, through the small streets lined with crampons... by the sublime Virgin Rock... until sunset on a calm and peaceful sea, with the ocean and its deep colours as a common thread.
The original score that Nolwenn created for this ground bar by the ocean was recorded on a beautiful Steinway grand piano and is available as a CD or downloadable MP3 file.
This format allows you to do the exercises in a sequence, or in a location of your choice outdoors in just 33 minutes!
A FEW WORDS FROM NOELLIE...
"When Nolwenn contacted me, I immediately wanted to exchange and share these moments! These are unexpected meetings, very enriching and so pleasant. The long-distance exchanges did not prevent us from understanding each other well and progressing gradually on the exercises.
In addition to playing extremely well, Nolwenn understands the movements, feels the breaths and her music helps us to escape without forgetting the exercise, which is heard perfectly well in the music. It's a real chance to have built this project together and I hope there will be many more...
We chose the city of Biarritz as an obvious choice, we offer you here outdoor landscapes filmed in November, in a quiet and sincere city with beautiful winter colours... "
A FEW WORDS FROM NOLWENN...
"I am delighted to have worked on this project with Noëllie. During the first confinement, in 2020, I found myself without a job overnight and with a lot of time to think about my future projects.
My activity as a freelance musician is very fragile in Ireland, where the vast majority of cultural and artistic structures are independent businesses, and my profession as a pianist and composer for dance is very rare there, which makes it easy to feel isolated! I then turned to social networks to communicate with other dance professionals and I immediately noticed and appreciated the work of Noëllie Coutisson.
I noticed a dancer and dance teacher who generously shared her experience of classical dance in an accessible and simple way, while transmitting great artistic qualities.
I was immediately inspired by her floor bars and wanted to collaborate with her. I contacted her and we developed together over the months this beautiful project that combines dance, music and love of the ocean, but also and above all, a project to share with the greatest number of people what drives our passion for our beautiful profession.
More than a year after our first meeting, here is finally "Floor Barre In Biarritz" and I wish you all a wonderful floor bar, hoping that you will enjoy it as much as we enjoyed creating it for you. "
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