Voice and Body
We invite participants to discover and experiment with their vocal identity through an exploration of their body and voice. The workshop is based on the physical actions developed by Zygmunt Molik (1930–2010), co-founder and actor of Jerzy Grotowski’s Laboratory Theatre, where he played a crucial role in developing voice training.
In the workshop, participants will learn the essential principles of the Voice and Body vocal training:
• opening up their voice and body through very precise physical actions called the Body Alphabet
• personal exploration based on associations of different Body Alphabet elements, a sort of improvisation around the participant’s personal stories; what then emerges is an unexpected, unpredictable resonance, the source of bodily vibration
• exploring and harmonising breath and movement; the spontaneity and naturalness that emerge during the work are put at the service of singing and speech; the aim is to speak as one sings and to sing as one speaks, to find unity between the depth of exploration and the lightness of execution, to combine the necessity and happiness of performing
The workshop will include:
• learning and rehearsing specific physical actions of the Body Alphabet (involving the whole body and activating vocal impulses)
• individual and collective voice work
• application of the principles learned in working on a text and a song – individual work
The workshop is open to professional actors and singers. Participants will explore the sung and spoken voice focusing on the links between movement, breath and voice. Each participant must learn a text and a song that he/she will explore in the workshop.
Please email your completed application form to Justyna Rodzińska-Nair at firstname.lastname@example.org by 24 October 2016. Please ensure that the subject line of the email reads: ‘Theatre Olympics’ followed by the name of the chosen workshop. The number of places is limited. Applicants will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis.