ONLINE ZOOM WORKSHOPS
Since April 2020, we have moved all of our workshop offerings onto the Zoom platform, in response to the current pandemic. It is our hope that this online platform can help to feel a sense of solidarity within a more global community, maintain a connection to and fortification of your voice and body during these challenging times, and serve as an act of self-care.
DANCING VOICE/SINGING BODY
Currently we are offering an upcoming workshop with Meredith Monk on June 27, and planning an expanded 6-week series with members of Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble for this fall. Each session is led by a different facilitator for 1 ½ hours. An example from our Spring schedule is below.
Sundays from 2pm-3:30pm (EST / New York time):
Katie Geissinger will lead a vocal warm-up focusing on relaxation, breathing, flexibility, ease of production, and expressivity, including exercises exploring the voice-body connection. She will work with passages from Meredith’s repertoire. Absolutely all are welcome, but this workshop will be tailored to those with some vocal experience.
Ellen Fisher’s session will be movement-based, using some of Meredith’s language of gestural shaping. After a physical warmup, exercises that encourage participants to create image-based movements will be shared.
Janis Brenner’s session will include a brief physical warm-up incorporating breath, a vocal warm-up with the teaching of a song, and a character study through voice and movement based on transformation.
April 4 (no class due to Easter holiday)
Paul Langland will lead a movement and sound warm-up leading into deeply connective dance and song improvisations based on company repertoire.
Lanny Harrison will focus on shape-shifting and transforming characters in changing landscapes and environments within solo forms, working predominantly from a movement base. She will also touch on how mindfulness/awareness practice and meditation can inform all theater work.
Allison Easter will focus on movement integrated with singing, offering a movement warm up influenced by Laban/Bartenieff and creative work inspired by Meredith, to improve clarity, strength and expressiveness in the body.
We hope you’ll take advantage of these unique offerings, sharing different exercises and perspectives related to Meredith’s development of the Dancing Voice/Singing Body.
To register for a workshop, please fill out the form below or click HERE.
*please note that you will need to register for each session individually
A $15 donation is suggested per session and can be made using the button below. We appreciate your contribution at any level.