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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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


August 9, 2017 1:00am

Experiencing Speech: Part One

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Julie Foh & Jeremy Sortore

Dates & Times: 

August 9-11, 2017

Physical Address:
The Theatre Practice
54 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187953

Description:

Knight-Thompson Speechwork is a highly effective, skills-based approach to speech and accent training for actors that places emphasis on developing the speaker’s detailed awareness of—and deep engagement with—the precise physical actions which make up speech. By combining a rigorous investigation of those actions with playful, experiential exercises, this work moves quickly and effectively past the usual interference that can make speech work difficult for many students.The primary guiding principle is curious, attentive interrogation—interrogation of what we’re doing physically when we speak; interrogation of what physical habits we may bring to the act of speaking that inhibit free and flexible expression; interrogation of what it is that makes speech intelligible or unintelligible; thoughtful investigation of what any text, moment, or medium might require from the actor in terms of skilled speech; interrogation of what, precisely, makes up what we call an ‘accent’; interrogation of what it is that allows actors to most efficiently, skillfully, and accurately adopt different accents.

Traditional methods of speech training have focused on teaching actors some variety of ‘Standard’ speech, usually (though not always) claimed to be superior to—and more ‘correct’ than—other, ‘nonstandard’ ways of speaking. Though there may be admirable rigor in the actual teaching, this approach is fundamentally limiting to the actor, as well as being linguistically and pedagogically unsound. By leading with prescription, the teacher will inevitably add to the perceptual confusion about speech that all students bring to the table. If, on the other hand, actors are first taught to really come to know their own vocal tracts, to be able to both feel and understand exactly what does what in order to produce the full range of speech sounds that exist in human languages, then they are vastly better equipped to do everything an actor needs to do, from connecting viscerally to language to acquiring and truthfully embodying other accents.

Experiencing Speech: Part One
Experiencing Speech is the introductory Knight Thompson workshop, and is designed for actors, voice/speech teachers, clinicians, and coaches. This intensive delves deeply into the work laid out in Dudley Knight’s Speaking with Skill. The workshop is structured in two parts. The first three-day session (Part One) focuses on:
The physical actions that produce all the sounds of the world’s languages—”Omnish”
Awareness and practice of precise articulation action
Vocal Tract Posture—the articulatory basis for the sounds in accents and languages
(No phonetic transcription will be used in this session of the workshop)

Cost: $500 for non-VASTA Members; $400 for VASTA Members

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: 347-426-6813

Web Address for More Information: http://ktspeechwork.com/calendar/experiencing-speech-part-one/


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