Bodywork – Movement & Voice, Creation, Human Voice, Improvisation, Music & Composition, Performance Laboratory, Song & Interpretation, Theater & Textwork, Vocal Exploration
As part of The Commedia Schools summer programme, we proudly present a voice workshop with Ulrik Barfod. The workshop will focus on physical exercises to prepare the body for using the voice and seeking the dynamic sources of sounds as well as research into and development of the unique vocal potential of each participant. The link between the voice and movement will be emphasized.
The work also involves attentive listening to one self and to others. This requires concentration and capacity to identify with other peoples efforts. In this way we support each other’s progress during both individual and group work. There is allocated individual time for each participant within the group.
Ulrik Barfod work is built around the respect for each person’s expression. There is a clear focus on the already existing connection between voice and movement. His listening and observation of the participants, the relationship to time which each is confronted with and his soft determination is highly appreciated by the students. We all must find the sources of creativity within ourselves – not from others. Each person is unique and the deepest master of oneself. The work covers physical and vocal warm-up, improvisation classes but the spin of the work is the master class where the student works solo with Ulrik in the presence of the rest of the group. To create a respectful and safe atmosphere to work in which gives strength and trust in oneself. Concepts like good/bad, right/wrong, beautiful/ugly etc. gets turned around and looked upon and understood in a different way. The greatest appreciation of his work is his unconditional respect and belief in all people. Physical movements help liberating the voice by giving inspiration to move to somewhere, awakens the imagination and helps us to physical feel who we are and what we want to ‘say’ rather than to try and understand ourselves intellectually.
Ulrik Barfod is sought-after voice instructor all over Europe. Ulrik Barfod’s background is in music, which he studied at University of Aarhus in Denmark. He was a professional chorister during his studies in Denmark and France. He performed as a voice artist with the Roy Hart Theatre, and then as a soloist. He started teaching voice in the 1990s and was a voice coach for numerous solo performances and theatre productions, as well as at The State Theatre School of Germany.
Ulrik Barfod is a teacher and member of the Roy Hart Theatre and directs voice workshops all over the world.
Lives in Malérargues at the Centre Artistique International Roy Hart and in Hannover.
Booking Information and Contact:
Please contact The Commedia School to attend.
moc.liamg@loohcsaidemmocofni or phone +45 61652094