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Advanced Voice Technique & Text - Anne Brady

Yvonne Harcus  | Published on 8/19/2021

Advanced Voice Technique & Text
With Anne Brady


Prerequisites:

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE COMMITTED TO ATTEND THE FULL WORKSHOP SCHEDULE.  


At least one semester of Linklater Voice in an undergrad or grad program or an Introductory Linklater Voice Technique Workshop covering the full voice progression taught by a Designated Linklater Teacher. Specialized interest in voice development. Fluent ENOUGH in English to follow Anne's instruction.

If you are unsure if you fulfil the prerequisites for this workshop please contact admin@linklatervoice.com before making your online booking.


Format:


The 18-hour workshop runs over two weekends, 4.5 hours per day - Saturday and Sunday 

30, 31th October & 6, 7th November.


One session per day:


British Standard Time - 4pm -  8.30pm


US Eastern Standard Time  - Oct 30th - 11am -  3.30pm 

                                               Oct 31st - 12pm – 4:30pm 

                                               Nov 6th  - 12pm - 4.30pm 

                                               Nov 7th - 11am - 3.30 pm

 

US Pacific Eastern Time -  Oct 30th - 8am - 12.30pm

                                           Oct 31st - 9am – 1:30pm

                                           Nov 6th - 9am - 1.30pm

                                           Nov 7th - 8am - 12.30pm

Content: This workshop focuses on the function of the head, neck, jaw, tongue relationship in freeing the mid-range of the speaking voice. We explore specialized exercises to re-educate the responses between breath and sinus resonators, employing delicate movements and imagery to release the openness and expressivity of the middle of the speaking voice. The voice is experienced as breath and bone. This work is very useful for singers as it re-directs impulses from the throat to the breath and re-educates the tongue muscles out of unnecessary efforts to support the voice and into their true actions in lively articulation.

Text work: The transparency of the mid-voice is one of the keys to open communication. We explore devices such as speaking with the tongue outside the mouth, whispering, and speaking text on vowels only to continue the re-conditioning of voice and speech from a head/brain-centered experience to an embodied, sensory experience. This workshop is very voice concentrated but will include physical exercises including adapted yoga positions, floor relaxation, arm-swings and other physical activities. However, all physical work can be adjusted to individual physical needs.   While this is largely a group experience, I’ll give individual attention as time will allow.

What do I need:

Space - enough floor space to stretch your arms and legs out, whether on the floor or whilst standing.

Loose comfortable clothing suitable for physical exercise. No belts. No jeans.

Learn by heart:

14-20 lines of a poem or speech from a play that expresses something you are longing to say. If English is not your first language, then feel free to speak in your own language – please send a copy of your text and an English translation to admin@linklatervoice.com ASAP after being accepted to the workshop.

Designated Linklater Teacher:

Anne Brady is a Professor in the Theatre Department at Binghamton University (SUNY) where she is Head of the Acting/Directing Program and teaches Voice, Movement and Acting to both undergraduate and graduate students.   She has been a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher since 2003 and a founding member of KLVC.  At Binghamton University, Anne has directed over 20 plays and musicals and served as a voice/text coach and dialect coach on numerous other productions.  Anne has often been part of the Voice & Text faculty at Shakespeare & Company's Month-Long Intensive Training Program for Actors as well as their Summer Training Institute.   In addition to in-depth training in voice and Shakespeare with Kristin Linklater, Anne has extensive training in a variety of acting techniques, physical theatre, and somatic methodologies.  She also maintains a private practice coaching actors as well as training business professionals to become more confident, expressive and inspiring communicators.

 

Link to workshop information & to book - https://bit.ly/3svGiPy

Enquiries - booking@linklatervoice.com

www.linklatervoice.com