Bodywork – Movement & Voice, Improvisation, Theater & Textwork, Vocal Exploration
IMPROVISED SINGING – TEXT WORK – DANCE THEATRE
Cycle of 4 intensive 2 days workshop: 4-5 december, 12-13 february, 16-17 april (4th week-end, dates soon) from 1Opm to 7pm.
Approaching body-voice performance as a space of living outpouring. A radical listening to oneself, to others, to space, involving ourselves with our voice, body, emotions and imagination. No technical prerequisites but the need for a deep involvement in the service of self-knowledge and the development of one’s creativity.
The performer does not play. He is, he lives, he feels. Body and mind “unite in the effort to live more consciously through Creative Art” (Roy Hart, 1967). It is a form of meditation in action.
Exploration of the many facets of the human voice: timbres, colours, textures, from clear to broken sounds, from high to low.
Transmission of elements of body vocabulary in a spirit of “dance-theatre” (expressiveness and body listening, narration through movement).
Exploring and balancing in oneself the polarities masculine/feminine, humanity/animality, innocence/maturity, intimacy/extraversion, playfulness/depth, etc.
We will work on vocal techniques to allow you to sing songs with pleasure and freedom. Basic aspects of vocal technique include breathing, voice placement, singing in tune, rhythm, power of voice, but also subtle aspects such as timbre, nuances, bridge(s), interpretation, welcoming emotions, relating to the audience, to the music and specific techniques related to microphone.
Program: collective warm-up with breathing exercises, relaxation, posture and vocalizations during which you will be accompanied by the piano. Then you will sing individually the song of your choice, acoustically or with the microphone, a cappella or karaoke, or accompanying yourself if you play an instrument.
Choice of repertoire: each participant sings the song of their choice. We help you choose a repertoire that is not too easy or too difficult… We seek a balance between challenge and fun! If you wish to work from your own compositions, it is welcome.
Workshop for all levels, from beginners to professionals of the performing arts. No prerequisites except your involvement. Each school year is divided into 3 terms. Registrations are made by trimester. At the end of the year, in June, participants are invited to present their work at a festive event open to their family and friends.
Studio Bleu, Salle Adler, 20 rue de l’Echiquer, M° Strasbourg Saint-Denis