• Voice Tracing (2022/2023)

    Directed by Susanne WEINS & Saso Vollmaier

    Hours:60 h (9h30-12h30/14h-17h)
    Price:900 €
    Workshop Code:A0328VT
    For administrative and accounting purposes, please include this workshop code and the name of the student when making payments and in all other correspondence.

This workshop of 20 days, divided in 2 intense periods (2X10 days) will be a
deepening pre-performative training towards performance, research and the present voice.
The Deepening subjects of this offer will be:
Researching the roots of voice and listening with:
• Links to Alfred Wolfsohn and the approach of the Roy Hart theatre*, in order to the
process of contemporary performative issues in connection to voice performance.
• Tools of listening connected to the teaching of Marita Günther – her interpretation of
Alfred Wolfsohn’s approach- and aspects of the invaluable experiences from Kaya
Anderson and eventually of other founder members or Roy Hart Theater.
• The depth and dimension of extended voice in range (horizontal) as well into the human
depth (vertical), based on the lecture “Momentum” S.Weins Cologne 2013
Approaching the voice in personal presence and contemporary erformance:
• Voice, impulse and development
• Colours, timbre, dimensions and flexibility of voice
• Voice in/out active body
• Voice within musical dialogues, imaginative or other inspiring processes
• Voice leading the awareness into the sources of personal creation.
• Dialog as a general source to bring human expression into an appreciative aesthetic
• The cruel and beautiful poetry of non-verbal expression and being.
Another approach to body, movement, grounding(support system), and the dimensions of
• Learning about body-mind and breathing.
• Vital breath.
• Present sound
• Full physical support
• Including the aspects of Body-Mind-Centering (BMC), F.M. Alexandertechnique and
other voice/ body Performance tools.
Receiving the magic about moment, timing and expression:
• Discovery and development of own assesses towards creating and sharing
• Presence work in space/ time / dynamics /colours / form/ flexibility
• Voice/body as performance tools.
Piano as a main instrument in the voice work, the challenges, complexity and musical support
(other musical instruments or objects.)
The participants will have a possibility to develop their own personal and artistic gesture/
voice during the whole process of the program (through observing, teaching and performative
skills). Each period Sašo Vollmaier offers 10 hours of piano training as deepening study, with
the main theme ” the approach to the voice with piano”.
*The term VOICING/TRACING has been positioned very intentionally between the two
central artistic means of expression between voice and movement. It will be developed and
supported in dialog with other artistic traces (movement, objects, space, Instruments..).
1st intensive week (body, voice, emotion)
• Practical theme: listening, voice, breathing, dialogues, voice exploration Teaching piano
for voice work
• Personal theme of each participant
• Practical theme: movement, musical parameter, performance tools Teaching piano for
voice work
2nd intensive week (awareness) (28 March/6 April 2023)
• Practical theme: Philosophy of non-expected situations in creation
• Teaching piano for voice work


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    Students are lodged in simple but comfortable shared rooms (called gîtes) with two, three or four beds with bathrooms (showers) and two equipped kitchens. Sheets and blankets are provided.

    Please fill in the accompanying enrollment form and include a cheque for 30 euros as a deposit.

    You find pictures of the accommodation under this link

    Price: 22 euros per night, 27 euros (if heating is needed)

    Please note:
    1) we do not make or take reservations for participants lodging outside the Centre,
    2) we do not have single, private rooms.

    For residencies and longer stays it may be possible to rent appartments in the Château – these too also get booked early for the summer.
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