6:30pm – 8:30pm
Wednesdays, February 26, 2020
150 1st Avenue New York, NY 10009
This workshop is intended for anyone interested in exploring or using the voice as a practice and/or in performance. Each session includes a physical warm-up, tuning in to how we breathe and how breath can move through the body, as a starting point for making any sound. From there, various exercises for accessing resonance, volume, range and articulation will be shared.
We will explore how the extension of movement into sound and vibration can alter our perception and activate space differently than movement alone. Further, we will experience a dialogue between spoken language and movement, and between dancing and singing. Finally, we will discover how this interplay can expand the variety of choices that are available, allowing for a fuller means of expression through the body.
This practice is informed by years of study in music, movement and energy work, in particular. Exercises and approaches gleaned from working with Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble (extended vocal techniques), Jane Comfort (text and movement) and Daria Faïn (qi-gong and locating sound within the body), as well as from my background in theater and opera will be incorporated.
The workshop is open to all levels, drop-ins are welcome and each session will have a slightly different focus that is progressive over the course of our time together.
Spring 2020 Sounding Body workshop series schedule:
Voice as Movement with Peter Sciscioli: February 26, March 4, 11, WED 6:30-8:30pm
Full and Empty with Samita Sinha: March 25, April 1, 8, WED 6:30-8:30pm
Speaking in Tongues with mayfield brooks: April 15, 22, 29, WED 6:30-8:30pm
TBA Saturday sessions
Pricing structure for Sounding Body Workshop series:
$180 for entire Wednesday series
$65 per three-week Wednesday night series with one artist
$30 for single Wednesday class drop-in