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 expanded 6-week series with members of Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble. Each session is led by a different facilitator for 1 ½  hours. A $15 donation is suggested per session, however, no one is turned away due to a lack of funds. 

Sundays from 2pm-3:30pm (EST / New York time):

October 25
Ellen Fisher’s session will be movement-based, using some of Meredith’s language of gestural shaping.

November 1
Janis Brenner’s session will include a brief physical warm-up, a vocal warm-up with the teaching of a song, and a character study through voice and movement based on archetypes.

November 8
Paul Langland will lead a movement and sound warm-up leading into deeply connective dance and song improvisations based on company repertoire.

November 15
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.

November 22

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.

November 26
(no class due to Thanksgiving holiday)

December 6
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.
*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.

                                                   

 

“In a time of such deep challenges, having supportive, positive leadership through shared exercises- all in a ‘group’ setting – is invigorating and restorative.”

“This workshop exceeded my expectations and was such a joyful experience!  I’ve been an admirer of Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble since college but I never imagined that I’d be able to learn directly from an ensemble member!  It was such an exciting opportunity.” 

“I learned new vocal warm-ups, enjoyed working with another participant across time and space, felt nurtured by community, and learned some crucial pointers for my own teaching (especially online) just by observing.”

More Info:

  • The workshop is open to all levels of performance experience
  • 500 participants maximum
  • Workshops are filmed strictly for archival purposes

For more information about our online offerings, please contact Peter Sciscioli, sciscioli@meredithmonk.org