Jessica Roseman and Jorrit Dijkstra present Buzz, an improvisational duet for dance and saxophone. Dancer/choreographer Jessica Roseman and saxophonist and composer Jorrit Dijkstra have been collaborating improvisationally in Boston for three years. Roseman and Dijkstra dialogue with sound, rhythm, touch, weight, expression, and space to compose abstract stories together.
Their ongoing improvisational exchange, Buzz, draws as heavily upon both free improvisation practice in music and in dance, as it does on relationship dynamics and awareness. The duo practices being fully present with each other, and while at play, discover new manifestations of that presence.
Jessica Roseman is a dance artist who incorporates healing arts philosophies into her improvisational choreography. Sensing and expressing the right action for the moment guides her work. She studied Dance and African American Studies with Honors at Wesleyan University
The music of saxophonist and composer Jorrit Dijkstra draws from the jazz tradition in spirit and sound, but has crossed stylistic and cultural borders in order to express a strong, evolving personal vision. He spent his formative years in Amsterdam’s vibrant improvisation community playing jazz, free improvisation, and world music.