As a benefit to our members, VASTA compiles a list of workshops that may relate to Voice & Speech training. This list is sub-divided into various categories which may interest you.

They are: Accents/Dialects, Acting, Bodywork, Movement, Shakespeare, Singing, Speech, Vocal Production, Voiceovers/Voice-Acting, & Voice Science.

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March 27, 2017 10:30am

The Voice and Contemporary Text

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Ros Steen

Dates & Times:

27-31st March 2017  10.30am-5.30pm

Physical Address:

Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Rosebery Avenue 

London 
EC1R 4TN

Description:

A five-day workshop on the voice and Contemporary Text for creative artists and practitioners looking to develop their artistic self through focus on the voice and the Nadine George Voice Work.  The workshop will be led by Ros Steen and directly uses the Nadine George Voice Work to explore breath, body, voice and contemporary text. Places are restricted to 10 participants ensuring a high quality of focus and space for the individual within a group setting.

Cost: £ 450

Contact Email: rebecca_thevoicestudio@hotmail.co.uk

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: http://www.voicestudiointernational.com/


April 5, 2017 1:00am

Clown Actor Workshop

Workshop Leader/Facilitator

Flloyd Kennedy

Date and Times: 

5th April, 2017.  10 am to 2 pm

Physical Address:

Bread and Roses Theatre
68 Clapham Manor Road
London SW7

Description:

From Red Nose to classical Shakespeare performance, who nose better (or whose knows is better?) than the clown how to play?

Bring a text, a story, a song, an instrument, an idea or just bring yourself. We’ll work with Ira Seidenstein’s Quantum Clown: Slapstick to Shakespeare techniques to free up a few silly cells in our bodies, free our voices to express ourselves freely, whether the content is philosophically sound or just plain nuts. Let’s play!

Cost £40. Booking is essential. Limited places (maximum 10).

Contact Email: flloyd@beinginvoice.com

Contact Phone: 07492454683

Web Address for More Information: http://being-in-voice.com/flloyds-blog


April 9, 2017 1:00am

Introductory Linklater Voice Technique

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

9 - 15th April 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd
Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

The workshop begins with exercises designed to awaken a sensory and imagistic relationship with voice. The progression of exercises leads from physical awareness (locating tension and releasing it), to awareness of natural breathing, the experience of sound in the body, the release of tension in the throat, jaw, tongue and soft palate, the development of resonating power in the chest, the mouth and the face, the accompanying development of breathing power, the exploration of range throughout two to three octaves of speaking notes and, finally, to articulation.

The workshop gives a practical, experiential overview of the voice work for actors known as Freeing the Natural Voice. This work is extensively laid out and explained in the 2006 edition of Kristin Linklater’s book Freeing the Natural Voice: Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language. The overall function of the work is to remove the physical and psychological blocks that inhibit the human vocal instrument. The objective of the work is a voice in direct contact with emotional impulse, shaped by the intellect but not restricted by it. Once the voice is free it can connect viscerally with language, transforming communication and interpretative skills.

Cost: £775.00 + VAT

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com
 


April 16, 2017 1:00am

Sound and Movement: Embodying language

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

16 - 22nd April 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd
Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

A sequence of improvisational voice and body exercises designed to provide a visceral link between voice, speech and body. This organic progression of exercises explores the roots of language experientially and was created by Kristin to re-route Shakespeare's words from the contemporary head to the Shakespearean body. The work is, however, effective in a wide range of stylistic writing from Shakespeare to the present day. From primal sound to emotion, image, and word, impulses awaken the appetite energies of vowels and consonants. Neuro-physiological pathways between brain and body are re-invigorated and the actor's agility and sensitivity in responding to imagery is exercised. Vocal impulses galvanize physical movement. Voice and body provide the intellect with information. Meaning and interpretation emerge. The actor experiences "Let the words play you..." rather than "Play with the words..."

These primal explorations lead into individual work with Kristin on Shakespeare's speeches.

Cost: £775.00 + VAT

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com
 


May 14, 2017 1:00am

Advanced Voice Technique & Text

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

14th - 20th May 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd
Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

This workshop focuses on the function of the head, neck, jaw, tongue relationship in freeing the mid-range of the speaking voice. We explore specialized exercises to re-educate the responses between breath and sinus resonators, employing delicate movements and imagery to release the openness and expressivity of the middle of the speaking voice. The voice is experienced as breath and bone. This work is very useful for singers as it re-directs impulses from the throat to the breath and re-educates the tongue muscles out of unnecessary efforts to support the voice and into their true actions in lively articulation.

Text work: The transparency of the mid-voice is one of the keys to open communication. We explore devices such as speaking with the tongue outside the mouth, whispering, and speaking text on vowels only to continue the re-conditioning of voice and speech from a head/brain-centred experience to an embodied, sensory experience. This workshop is very voice concentrated and entails a great deal of individual attention.

Cost: £775.00 + VAT

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com


May 21, 2017 1:00am

Introductory Shakespeare

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

21 - 27th May 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd
Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

Whether you want to learn how to speak Shakespeare for your professional development as an actor or to experience the sheer joy of his language, this is a pleasurable introduction to the secrets of Shakespearean verse-speaking.  We start with sonnets. Within the 14 lines of a Shakespeare sonnet we absorb physically and emotionally such elements of verse-speaking as Imagery, Rhythm, Rhyme and the Iambic Pentameter.  We explore how to embody thought and words - we ‘get out of the head and into the body’ in order to enter the visceral world of the Elizabethans.  We enter an experiential, on-your-feet search for clues to understanding Shakespeare - clues to be found in such figures of speech as Onomatopoeia, Assonance, Alliteration and Antithesis. Then we work on a speech from one of the plays. Kristin works individually with each person. Every participant experiences a transformation in their ability to understand and speak Shakespeare.

Cost: £775.00 + VAT

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com
 


June 4, 2017 1:00am

Voice, Text and Character: Riverstories

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

4th - 10th June 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd
Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

This workshop builds bridges between voice, text and character work. Writers as well as actors have found the processes experienced in this workshop of great value. We open up the sources of creativity.

Connecting voice with imagination and memory we first enter the back-story behind the text of our own lives in on-your-feet embodied visualizations of a river of life. The imaginative journey reveals significant events and turning points in each personal story. We then apply the process to the river of life of a character we want to play or write. The river-story is physicalized and vocalized. The process opens up a fresh approach to personalized and transformational character work for actors and leads writers into an expanded landscape for their creative process.

Actor participants must bring a memorized speech from a play spoken by a character who interests them deeply. Writers should bring material involving character.

Cost: £775.00 + VAT

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com


June 5, 2017 1:00am

Balance Arts Opera Berlin 2017

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Ann Rodiger

Dates & Times:

Opera Production: July 5-31, Audition Success July 17-27

Physical Address:

Berlin, Germany

Description:

Opera Production - An intensive role-preparation experience with vocal, language, musical and acting study, culminating in four staged performances of Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites, with piano. 

Audition Success - Just in time for the Fall 2017 audition season, this powerful workshop will  transform your vocal and acting performance of three arias or songs. The workshop will include three videotaped mock auditions and a final performance.

Cost: Opera Production: Fees based on role,  Audition Success: 1,600 Euros

Contact Email: info@balanceartscenter.com

Contact Phone: 6465266515

Web Address for More Information: http://www.balanceartscenter.com/balance-arts-opera-berlin/


June 16, 2017 1:00am

Bali Taksu: The Power of Clown

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Budi (Aole) Miller and Micha Espinosa

Dates & Times:

June 16-30

Physical Address: 

Singapadu, Bali Indonesia

Description:

Every artist in Bali strives for TAKSU. The Balinese define it as the moment when the artist completely surrenders to the form of his or her craft and God appears. This energy has many names and is present in every culture. The Indians call it Rasa and American Athletes call it The Zone. It is this divine performance energy that will be explored under the supervision of Master Teacher, Aole T. Miller (Budi), in collaboration with Master Fitzmaurice Voicework Teacher, Micha Espinosa and the Master Teachers of Bali. The Bali Taksu workshop is a 16-day acting workshop focused on activating the ultimate performance energy of the body. Participants will work daily from 7am to 9pm training in Balinese Dance, Kecak voice, Gamelan, Mask Work, Michael Chekhov, Clown, Grotowski and Fitzmaurice Voicework. Participants will live in a traditional Balinese  compound in the village of Singapadu.

Cost:  $1,800.00 (U.S Dollars)   Tuition Covers: living accommodations , meals and training facilities, teacher fees, all classes, materials & supplies. AIR TRAVEL, PRIVATE TOURS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

Contact Email:  Micha.espinosa@asu.edu

Contact Phone:  +1 480-688-8198

Web Address for More Information: http://www.balitaksu.org/index.html


July 2, 2017 1:00am

EXPLORING SHAKESPEARE’S COMEDY Conway and Linklater

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Merry Conway and Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

2 - 8th July 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd

Upper Housegarth

Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

Merry Conway has developed an original approach to the exploration of Shakespeare's comedy evoking the clown and the wise fool while highlighting wit, banter, punning and word-play. Kristin’s process leads to detailed embodiment of Shakespeare’s language and verse structure. In this workshop she will collaborate with Merry to thread the use of figures of speech and imagery into the spirit of comedy.  Merry has built her body of work over 30 years, using principles of Jacques LeCoq, and adding dimensions of language. Merry’s work marries organically with Kristin's voice and text work. The workshop will focus on short comic scenes from Shakespeare. We will assign scenes after you arrive. No preparation is necessary  -  but if you have a comic monologue you want to work on, please prepare it well and feel it grow with you throughout the week!

Cost: £900.00 + VAT

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com
 


July 3, 2017 10:00am

Fitzmaurice Voicework Introduction and Review

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Cynthia Bassham and Catherine Fitzmaurice

Dates & Times: 

July 3-8, 2017

Physical Address:

Rose Bruford College 
Sidcup, England

Description:

An introduction and review of the techniques of Fitzmaurice Voicework.

Cost: contact for more information

Contact Email: info@fitzmauricevoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: http://fitzmauricevoice.com/calendar.htm


July 3, 2017 10:30am

The Voice and Shakespearean Text with Nadine George, London

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Nadine George

Dates & Times:

3rd - 14th July 2017 10.30am - 5.30pm (Mon-Fri)

Physical Address:

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial St
London E1 6AB

Description:

A ten-day workshop on the voice and Shakespearean Text for actors, singers, directors and creative artists.

This workshop brings together international artists to work on the development of their voice, outside the pressure of rehearsals. Under the guidance of Nadine George and assisted by  an accredited Nadine George Voice Work®  teacher, each participant will be given the opportunity, time and space to explore their individual voice and apply this work directly using Shakespearean text.

This workshop is open to all actors, singers, directors and other creative artists looking to develop their artistic self through focus on the voice and the Nadine George Voice Work® - to those familiar with Nadine’s work, who are looking to deepen their relationship with the technique, and equally to those wishing to explore the work for the first time.

The fortnight will be an opportunity to research and develop the voice and relate this to Shakespearean text.

Places are restricted to 12 participants ensuring a high quality of focus and space for the individual within a group setting.

Cost: £1100

Contact Email: rebecca_thevoicestudio@hotmail.co.uk

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: http://www.voicestudiointernational.com/


July 9, 2017 1:00am

MOVEMENT AND VOICE Conway and Linklater

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

9th - 15th July 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd
Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

This is a rare opportunity to experience how the combination of Merry Conway's approach to freeing the actor's body and Kristin Linklater's approach to freeing the actor's voice can accelerate and enliven training in these disciplines. Only when the body is free from tension and habit can it breathe freely and be alive to respond spontaneously to impulse -- the primary requirement of the actor. Merry will be presenting the body-releasing exercises and impulse-driven swing work developed by Trish Arnold. Building on Trish’s foundation Merry's process subsequently evolved through her training with Jacques LeCoq into her own unique processes. Kristin trained as a student with Trish at LAMDA while learning about voice from Iris Warren. The sum of Merry and Kristin working together is greater than the parts, and participants will not only acquire new ways to exercise their bodies and voices but experience the creative energies of these inspirational teachers as they interweave their teaching. You never know what might happen!

Cost: £900.00 + VAT

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com


August 6, 2017 1:00am

VOICE - BODY INTENSIVE a 6 day Residential Course (Intermediate/Advanced Level)

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Margaret Pikes - (ROY HART VOICE)

Dates & Times:

6 - 11 August

Physical Address:

Le Hameau de l'Etoile

(The Hamlet of the star)
Route de Frouzet
34380 SAINT-MARTIN-DE-LONDRES
FRANCE

Description:

ROY HART voice work offers a way to experience and develop a deeper connection to your own unique vocal potential. Because vocal sound has its source in the body as well as in the world of our emotions, play and movement can often unexpectedly free up vocal possibilities that lie hidden and unexpressed.
Margaret Pikes (who trained for many years with Roy Hart himself) will lead this workshop with Neil Paris (ex – Fabulous Beast performer, teacher and director). Guided by these two very experienced and supportive teachers, participants in this workshop will explore and develop awareness of the dynamic sources of the voice in the body and the imagination.

In the mornings we will focus on individual voices and movement, then in the afternoons on group improvisation, play and the development of individual themes including work on texts or singing songs.

Full  board and lodging must be booked separately at the Hameau de l'Etoile, prices starting from 65€ per night. Participants will then be able to relax between classes in a beautiful, wild setting, enjoying comfortable accommodation, excellent food (full board) and unlimited use of the large swimming pool. (Having this time and space to absorb the day's work, can be particularly helpful on such an intensive course.)

Cost:

Price of workshop (36 hours) Early bird price: 540€ if deposit of 120€ received before 1 March 2017. After this date the price is 580€ . Maximum number of participants: 12 (Accommodation not included in this price.)

Contact Email: info@royhartstimme-koeln.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.royhartstimme-koeln.com


September 3, 2017 1:00am

Advanced Voice Technique & Text

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

3rd - 9th September 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd

Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

This workshop focuses on the function of the head, neck, jaw, tongue relationship in freeing the mid-range of the speaking voice. We explore specialised exercises to re-educate the responses between breath and sinus resonators, employing delicate movements and imagery to release the openness and expressivity of the middle of the speaking voice. The voice is experienced as breath and bone. This work is very useful for singers as it re-directs impulses from the throat to the breath and re-educates the tongue muscles out of unnecessary efforts to support the voice and into their true actions in lively articulation.

Text work: The transparency of the mid-voice is one of the keys to open communication. We explore devices such as speaking with the tongue outside the mouth, whispering, and speaking text on vowels only to continue the re-conditioning of voice and speech from a head/brain-centred experience to an embodied, sensory experience. This workshop is very voice concentrated and entails a great deal of individual attention.

Cost: £775.00 + VAT (£930 inc VAT)

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com


October 15, 2017 1:00am

Introductory Linklater Voice Technique

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

15th - 21th October 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd
Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

The workshop begins with exercises designed to awaken a sensory and imagistic relationship with voice. The progression of exercises leads from physical awareness (locating tension and releasing it), to awareness of natural breathing, the experience of sound in the body, the release of tension in the throat, jaw, tongue and soft palate, the development of resonating power in the chest, the mouth and the face, the accompanying development of breathing power, the exploration of range throughout two to three octaves of speaking notes and, finally, to articulation.
The workshop gives a practical, experiential overview of the voice work for actors known as Freeing the Natural Voice. This work is extensively laid out and explained in the 2006 edition of Kristin Linklater’s book Freeing the Natural Voice: Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language. The overall function of the work is to remove the physical and psychological blocks that inhibit the human vocal instrument. The objective of the work is a voice in direct contact with emotional impulse, shaped by the intellect but not restricted by it. Once the voice is free it can connect viscerally with language, transforming communication and interpretative skills.

Cost: £775.00 + VAT (£930 inc VAT)

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com
 


October 22, 2017 1:00am

Introductory Shakespeare

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times: 

22nd - 28th October 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd

Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

Whether you want to learn how to speak Shakespeare for your professional development as an actor or to experience the sheer joy of his language, this is a pleasurable introduction to the secrets of Shakespearean verse-speaking.  We start with sonnets. Within the 14 lines of a Shakespeare sonnet we absorb physically and emotionally such elements of verse-speaking as Imagery, Rhythm, Rhyme and the Iambic Pentameter.  We explore how to embody thought and words - we ‘get out of the head and into the body’ in order to enter the visceral world of the Elizabethans.  We enter an experiential, on-your-feet search for clues to understanding Shakespeare - clues to be found in such figures of speech as Onomatopoeia, Assonance, Alliteration and Antithesis. Then we work on a speech from one of the plays. Kristin works individually with each person. Every participant experiences a transformation in their ability to understand and speak Shakespeare.

Cost: £775.00 (£930 inc VAT)

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com


December 3, 2017 1:00am

Introductory Linklater Voice Technique

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

3rd - 9th December 2017

Physical Address:

Kristin Linklater Voice Centre Ltd
Upper Housegarth
Quoyloo
Orkney
KW16 3LY

Description:

The workshop begins with exercises designed to awaken a sensory and imagistic relationship with voice. The progression of exercises leads from physical awareness (locating tension and releasing it), to awareness of natural breathing, the experience of sound in the body, the release of tension in the throat, jaw, tongue and soft palate, the development of resonating power in the chest, the mouth and the face, the accompanying development of breathing power, the exploration of range throughout two to three octaves of speaking notes and, finally, to articulation.
The workshop gives a practical, experiential overview of the voice work for actors known as Freeing the Natural Voice. This work is extensively laid out and explained in the 2006 edition of Kristin Linklater’s book Freeing the Natural Voice: Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language. The overall function of the work is to remove the physical and psychological blocks that inhibit the human vocal instrument. The objective of the work is a voice in direct contact with emotional impulse, shaped by the intellect but not restricted by it. Once the voice is free it can connect viscerally with language, transforming communication and interpretative skills.

Cost: £775.00 + VAT (£930 inc VAT)

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com