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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February 20, 2017 1:00am

Lessac Kinsensics Voice and Body Workshop

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Robin Aronson

Dates & Times:

February 20-24, 2017

Physical Address:

The Gaiety School of Acting

Essex St W, Temple Bar, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Description:

Hope you can join us for a one week Introductory course for  exploring the Lessac work that will enhance vocal quality and unlock more expressive body movement! Specifically designed for those interested in experiencing a stronger, more resonant vocal quality with ease, in conjunction with creating more physical flexibility, strength and expressive body movement. This training is beneficial for actors, singers, directors, lawyers, ministers, presenters, business men and women—in short, anyone interested in vocal/body life!

Cost: Please see website for early bird special!

Contact Email: robin.aronson@usm.edu

Contact Phone: 601-329-6946

Web Address for More Information: www.gaietyschool.com


February 26, 2017 1:00am

Advanced Voice Technique & Text

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

26th February - 4th March 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


March 5, 2017 1:00am

Advanced Voice and Shakespeare: Monologue and Scene work

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Kristin Linklater

Dates & Times:

5 - 11th March 2017

Physical Address:

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

Description:

Shakespeare is the Olympics of the art of acting. This will be Big, Bold, On-Your-Feet and In- Your-Body Shakespeare! THIS IS NOT AN ACADEMIC EXERCISE! Shakespeare's text is the emotional, intellectual, physical, vocal personal trainer for actors. Working on Shakespeare’s soliloquies, speeches and scenes is a joyful marrying of form and content forged in deep exploration of embodied language, embodied rhythm, physicalised listening, enhanced appreciation of rhetorical elements and the organicity of figures of speech. We restore the experience of language to the body and begin to enter an Elizabethan way of thinking. Light shines on the text as we shed 21st century behaviour and release the bold fullness of our innate classical selves. Each participant is individually coached by Kristin and short scenes are explored.

Cost: £775.00 + VAT

Contact Email: info@linklatervoice.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: www.linklatervoice.com


March 24, 2017 9:00am

Andrew Jack & Nigel Rideout : Masterclass Retreat.

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Andrew Jack & Nigel Rideout

Dates & Times:

24th - 26th March, 2017 : 3 days. 9am - 5pm.

Physical Address:

The Erden Project
Erden, Mosel, GERMANY.

Description:

A once in a lifetime opportunity to be guided by the world's best and most prolific dialect coach:

ANDREW JACK (http://pro.imdb.com/name/nm0413087/) and legendary voice teacher:

NIGEL RIDEOUT (Founder of WAAPA, Head of Dept at LAMDA, Mountview and Central School) is taking applications NOW.

This 3 day retreat-style coaching will be held at the very exciting Erden Project, in the idyllic surrounds of the Mosel Valley.

This truly is a one-off opportunity for prospective dialect coaches and voice teachers to learn from the best and most respected experts of our time. Please do not miss out as there is no guarantee this course will be repeated.

Cost: Euro 1470 +VAT

Contact Email: info@erdenproject.com

Contact Phone: +49 653 29540298

Web Address for More Information: www.erdenproject.com


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 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


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 10:30am

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