5 October 2019 at 10:30 – 16:30 UTC+01
Centre 151, 151 Whiston Road, E2 8GU, E2 8GU Londyn
I am delighted to bring an autumn voice weekend to the 2019 performer training series.
Ask most people what they would prefer to do, a parachute jump or sing or speak on stage and the answer is they would prefer to jump out of a plane 3000ft up in the air with nothing but a silky canopy to hold them up.
Well this weekend is the date of your parachute jump and the work, the songs and I, will be your silky canopy. Come and meet and take some time to dive deeper into your voice.
The voice is one of the closest expressions of who we are. It is hard to change or cover up the information our voice holds and often we can feel exposed when we stand with nothing but our voice. Yet we use it every day, in our personal life and in our work. It holds within it stories both conscious and subconscious and it is connected to our body, which in turn becomes an important partner in the dance of self expression, hidden stories and maintaining potential blocks.
During the weekend we will look at the voice both in terms of technical information such as where we place the voice in our body and what characters and stories live there, as well as a exploring it as a means of practicing creative and practical elements of communication.
The work requires us to learn how to listen both to ourselves and simultaneously to voices of others. Polyphonic song – songs with more than one voice – allow us to practice listening inside and outside at the same time and asks us to learn how to develop the ability to enter a stream of live creation at the same time. It asks us to sing with others not just technically, but to communicate the story captured within the notes and ourselves.
The work is about learning how to access a flow and freedom of both personal expression as well as elements of what it means to be part of a group.
It asks for honesty and a willingness to try, over form and expertise. No vocal experience is necessary. the work is physical as well as vocal and participants are asked to come in clothes comfortable for movement and to bring pen and paper with them to write down songs, so smartphones and other electronic devises can be left inside our bags.
All are welcome and no experience is needed.
For those who have come to 2 or more sessions in the 2019 performer training series: Early bird £80 / Full:100.
Early bird: £110 / Full £130
Emma Bonnici is a performer, singer and teacher. The seeds of her work are rooted in Polish avant guard theatre influenced by Grotowski. She lived in Wroclaw – Poland for 8 years, working with multi award winning companies, Song of the Goat Theatre and Teatr Zar. She has also worked with the award winning Clod Ensemble as well as Royal Ballet and DV8 dancer Vivien Wood, and Pina Bausch dancer Fabien Prioville.
Her work with voice has taken her on ethnomusical expeditions to Georgia, Sicely, Turkey, Western Isle of Scotland and Ukraine to learn directly from holders of old music traditions. She has also studied at the Met Opera house and with Jonathan Hart Makwaia (New York).
She teaches voice all over the world to actors, dancers and nonprofessionals and in 2015 was invited to give a TedX talk in Warsaw about her voice teaching titled The Power of the Voice
To book a place and confirm with payment please email – firstname.lastname@example.org