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Voice Embodied

Tutor: Josephine Grundy
Location: Evolution Arts, 2 Sillwood Terrace, Brighton BN1 2LR
Next date: weekend workshop: Saturday 08 & Sunday 09 April 2017

Voice Embodied - Manifestations of the human voice in movement and dance

Exploring the connections -and disconnections- between body and voice.

This workshop seeks to work with voice as part of movement and dance.

The connection with our breathing, with our primitive self, the relationship between our body and the space and structures that surround us. Spaces inside, spaces outside, spaces in between.

We will work on different techniques, based on breathing exercises, relaxation and posture, stretching and the use of mental images. We will experiment with voice projection, focusing our awareness on different ways of occupying the space with our physical presence and applying this awareness to the production of sound. We will explore the idea of the body as an object, as a channel, as an instrument, in order to discover the great range of voices we each have and their expressive and physical potential.

This course is suitable for performers from different disciplines (theatre, dance, music or performance art) No previous experience of dance or vocal technique required.

NB: the workshop is now 6 hours long on each day, rather than 5 hours.  The price has been adjusted accordingly.

Who is the tutor?

Josephine has a backgroud in history and philosophy (UCL, London) and physical theatre (Estudis de Teatre Berty Tobías- Lecoq method, Katalin Györffy, Susan Byrne, Teatro de los Sentidos, Théâtre du Mouvement, Cie Jeanne Simone...). She also has extensive traininig in music and vocal technique (Estill Voice Craft, Loti Lewis) and lends her voice to different kinds of musical projects and professional recordings. In the last 12 years she has become especially interested in butoh dance (Rosana Barra, Ariel Procajlo, Atsushi Takenouchi, Tebby Ramisake, Minako Seki, Gyohei Zaitsu...) and has been exploring voice through dance. She has toured widely with the street theatre companies Osadia end Dádivas, performed regularly with the dance-theatre company Cuerpo Transitorio, and presented her own solo pieces at several editions of the Barcelona in Butoh Festival, as well as at a range of performance events in Barcelona and further afield. She is currently working on her own voice and dance productions with the VoxDansa project.

For more information see www.voxdansa.com