THE SEEDS OF THE WORK I DO AS AN ACTOR, SINGER AND TEACHER ARE SOWN IN THE SOIL OF GROTOWSKI INSPIRED POLISH PHYSICAL THEATRE AND ITS APPROACHES TOWARDS INTEGRITY OF PERFORMANCE, POLYPHONIC MUSIC AND THE ANCIENT POWER AND STORIES OF MUSIC ROOTED IN PEOPLE, LANDSCAPE AND ANCIENT TRADITIONS.
Emma Bonnici is an actor, singer and teacher.
Trainings and workshops
Every training day and workshop is built live in the moment for the constellation of people who are there and it responds directly to their needs, abilities and engagement. For that reason it is very difficult to give a step by step programme of the days events.
The training day is centred around the practice of training listening and response, both to oneself and to the group through singing and body work. It touches on the combination for the two and asks for a duel listening both internal and externally at the same time. It requires a sense of courage in order to hear ones own voice and to allow that to be heard by others. It requires and builds, trust, courage, support, unity and a willingness to go forward energetically.
The Programme of the Day
· Introduction to who I am and where I come from.
· Individual waking up introduction through exercises to seeing and being seen and give and take in partnerships.
A physical warm up and a light introduction to the voice through scales and exploration of resonators and the stories and characters they evoke. Some partner work, both physical and vocal.
I take people through their own voice and introduce them to its possibilities.
· We learn a 3 part song.
· The rest of the day depends on the beginning.