Open Call. Workshops and performance with artist Myriam Van Imschoot

Workshops and performance with artist Myriam Van Imschoot


Are you a nature lover, a sound lover, or both? Do you find insects intriguing and do you wonder how we humans can learn from their communications? Come and join this project to perform in a sound performance with a group of artists. How to apply? We are happily receiving all candidatures and are open to many motivations.

What Brussels artist Myriam Van Imschoot is offering a series of free, intensive experimental sound workshops that culminate in the performance A SONG FOR EVERYONE.

This workshop is part of the cultural programme "Celebrating Trouble - Choreographic Convention". The event is jointly organized by the 4Culture Association in partnership with danceWEB Vienna and the Life Long Burning European Network, co-financed by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union, and organized with the support of the Timisoara Project Center within the European Echoes programme.

Within this workshop, the participants will explore the relations between humans and the sounds of nature and the world around us. They will be guided by Myriam Van Imschoot and three collaborating artists Caroline Daish, Irena Radmanovic, Lendl Barcelos and Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias. Mimicry is an important aspect of the work. How can we sound like grasshoppers and crickets, how can we as humans be inspired by collective behaviors and social organizations in the animal world, what is our relation to breath, wind and the sounding of matter?

Myriam Van Imschoot’s work is imaginative, inclusive and sometimes funny too. With every piece she proposes a subtle journey in a world of sound and shows how everything in our existence is full of vibrational frequencies with many opportunities for resonance.

Workshops will begin with physical exercises and listening games and then build up to learn new techniques inspired by insects, airplanes, horns or other more abstract elements. In discussion and feedback there is space for making links with the local context and customs.

Who We are looking for people of all ages in and around Timisoara who are free to follow all workshops and perform in the performances. Vocal skills are not required. Think: nature lovers, art lovers, people with curiosity who are open to process and discoveries.

Place Pavilionul ISHO, Bulevardul Take Ionescu 50-52, Timișoara.

Language The main language is English. We provide translation into Romanian when needed. Other languages that the artist can use for communication are French, Italian, Serbian, Dutch, gestures.

Schedule 6 Workshops sessions a 3 hours 28 September: 7 – 10 PM 29 September: 7 – 10 PM 30 september: 7 – 10 PM 3 October: 7 – 10 PM 4 October: 3 – 6 PM + dinner break + 7 – 10 PM

Rehearsal and 2 Performances Friday 6 October, Dress rehearsal: 6 PM – 9 PM Saturday 7 October, Performance: 6 PM – 9 PM, time of show 8 PM. Sunday 8 October, Performance: 3PM - 6PM, time of show 5 PM. Volunteer fee We provide a volunteer fee of 30€ per performance / 60€ in total. We promise a unique experience, full of subtle sounds! How to apply Send a few lines about yourself and why you’d like to join, to, with the email subject: “A song for everyone”, until 15 September 2023.


Celebrating Trouble - Choreographic Convention project will take place in Timisoara from 25 September to 8 October. The project's programme includes dance and performance shows, installations accompanied by laboratories, workshops, residencies and panel discussions and brings together artists and special guests from international area.

Media partners: Radio România Cultural, Modernism, Revista Zeppelin, Revista ARTA, Feeder, IQads, România Pozitivă, Revista Golan Empower Art & Artists.

The project is part of the national program “Timișoara – 2023 European Capital of Culture” and is financed through the European Echoes program, run by Timișoara Project Center, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the Ministry of Culture.

Celebrating Trouble - Choreographic Convention is organized by 4Culture Association in partnership with danceWEB Wien and Life Long Burning European Network and it is co-financed by the Programme Creative Europe of the European Union.