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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April 8, 2020 10:00am

Experiencing Accents #14

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Andrea Caban

Category:

Accents/Dialects

Dates & Times:

April 8th-15th, 2020; 10am-6pm

Physical Address:

London, England

Description:

A six-day Knight-Thompson Speechwork workshop in the skills of accent acquisition, including vocal tract posture, prosody, and the use of narrow transcription to describe characteristic sounds.

We strongly recommend taking our Phonetics Intensive before taking Experiencing Accents:

https://ktspeechwork.org/phonetics-intensive

Cost:

$800-$900

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: https://ktspeechwork.org/event/experiencing-accents-14-in-london/


July 13, 2020 1:00am

Michael Chekhov Character & Period Style

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Janice Orlandi and Lisa Dalton

Category:

Movement

Dates & Times:

Monday 13 July to Friday 17 July 2020

Physical Address:

Rose Bruford College Sidcup, Kent UK
Lamorbey Park
Burnt Oak Lane
Sidcup, Kent
DA15 9DF
United Kingdom

Accommodation
Christopher Court Housing
Sidcup Kent UK

Description:

Michael Chekhov Character & Period Style

Explore Michael Chekhov's psycho-physical approach to acting and Characterization with Period Style, through the physical practice of the core principles and exercises. Discover how to apply this technique as revealed in Chekhov’s "Chart of Inspired Acting" outlined in his book 'On the Technique of Acting'.

The pedagogy of this course offers the only “Period Style-integrated Complete Chekhov System” globally. Understand the creative principles of psycho-physicalplay, character transformation, including application of Period Style, Character body and silhouette, emotional qualities and sensations, awakening the imagination and ensemble improvisation.

Each class begins with a warm-up specifically designed to develop the organic connection between the actor's inner life, creative imagination and expressive body. This course offers syllabus development and is a prerequisite for Teacher Certification Level 1.

Michael Chekhov's core exercises will explore; Presence, Character Archetypes, Imaginary Centers, Imaginary body, Character Atmospheres, Period Style Character and Overall Scenic Atmospheres, Qualities of Movement, Radiating and Receiving, Imaginary Place, Archetypal and Psychological Gesture, on Stage and with camera adjustment tips. Chekhov's technique consists of a wide variety of effective acting tools, which can inspire endless possibilities for enlarging the actor's creativity and artistic expression - the actor can then bring this sensibility to the creation of a character, exploration of the text, and inspired performance, awaken the actor’s artistic imagination, and expand the actor’s capacity for Transformation.

Lessons are taught to inspire and train actors, directors and teachers.

“You can be sure that any newly acquired abilities in all types of performances will reveal themselves in many unforeseen ways and moments in your professional work. For as soon as you develop them within you, they themselves will find expression through the labyrinthian corridors of your creative spirit.” Michael Chekhov

Michael Chekhov (1891 – 1955)
Michael Chekhov was a world-renowned early 20th century Russian actor and Director, nephew of the famous playwright Anton Chekhov. He was known for being a true chameleon actor, mesmerizing audiences by making consistently bold choices and disappearing into fully fleshed-out, astoundingly unique characters. Chekhov was openly praised by Konstantin Stanislavsky as his most brilliant student and was highly respected by Group Theatre luminaries such as Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Lee Strasberg, and Harold Clurman. He was the acting coach for many Hollywood stars of his day; Anthony Quinn, Jack Palance, Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Gregory Peck, Marilyn Monroe, Beatrice Straight, Lloyd Bridges, James Dean, Clint Eastwood, Elia Kazan, Yul Brynner, Mala Powers, and the technique he developed has inspired many actors currently working today; Jack Nicholson, Anthony Hopkins, Johnny Depp, just to mention a few. Michael Chekhov Technique is applicable to both film and stage work.

Teachers:
Lisa Dalton- President of the NMCA National Michael Chekhov Association. She is a master teacher of Michael Chekhov¹s acting technique and a noted documentarian and author of The Michael Chekhov Playbook. She is the co-producer of From Russia to Hollywood, the award winning documentary and contributed about one third of the footage for Michael Chekhov: The Dartington Years and Anthony Quinn’s Life and Encounters with Michael Chekhov.Since 1994, Lisa Dalton has been on the Faculty of the Chekhov Theatre Institute, co-created with Mala Powers, Chekhov Estate Executrix, training acting teachers and professional actors through the longest running Chekhov Intensive worldwide, offering Teacher Training Certification and Directing and Acting Certification. Lisa was the Creator/Artistic Director of the first two International Michael Chekhov Workshops in the United States at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut.As a student of the Chekhov technique since 1980, Lisa studied with first generation Chekhov teachers: Beatrice Straight, Deirdre Hurst du Prey, Hurd Hatfield, Eddy Grove, Joanna Merlin, Mala Powers, George Shdanoff, Jack Colvin, Felicity Mason, Eleanor Faison, and Ford Rainey. Lisa has developed applications of Michael Chekhov’s theories for stage and film directing, for artistic promotion, for on-camera acting in various forms comedy, auditioning for film and television. She taught at the American Film Institute Screen Actors Guild Conservatory in Hollywood CA and from 1988-2006. She has continued to offer workshops with the SAG/AFTRA and Professional Actor Training Programs.Lisa is currently writing and publishing materials on applications of and further developments of Michael Chekhov¹s technique. Lisa has taught in London, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, Moscow, Mexico, Africa and the Caribbean. Her Amazon best-seller books include Falling For The Stars: A Stunt Gal’s Tattletales andMurder Of Talent: How Pop Culture Is Killing “IT”.

Janice Orlandi- Artistic Director, Actors Movement Studio NYC, a movement and Period Style specialist and a certified teacher and Teacher Trainer of Williamson Technique and Period Styles,Studied extensively and co-taught with founder Loyd Williamson since 1991. A Certified Teacher Michael Chekhov Technique, She studied with first generation Chekhov teachers:  Joanna Merlin, Mala Powers and Jack Colvin, She trained extensively in Viewpoints, Suzuki and Composition with Ann Bogart, Tina Landau and SITI Company,Mary Overlie, rasaboxes ™ and Alba Emoting. Janice is currently writing book on physical technique for the actor and cross training: The Art Of Transformation - Crossing Pedagogy.Janice is a Professor of Period Style at Atlantic Theatre NYU TISCH, Teaches Michael Chekhov and Movement For Actors “The Arts of Transformation,” Herbert Bergoff HB Studios, NYC. NYCDA, and Former Adjunct Professor University of the Arts, School of Performing Arts PA. Movement Director & Period Style Choreographer for: “The Other Mozart” London St James Theatre, Here Arts Festival NYC, NY Times Review “Riveting” Cherry Lane Theatre Solo Festival, Period Movement for Red Velvet, Lantern Theater Philadelphia,. Directing credits include: “Bette Davis Ain’t for Sissies” (Five Stars at Edinburgh Fringe Festival), St. James Theatre Studio London UK;Theater Row, Laurie Beechman, 59E59 Theater in NYC. Her work as an educator, director, actress and movement coach has been seen at Williamstown Theatre Festival, De Lindenberg Centrum Voor KunstCulture Netherlands, Odense State School, Denmark, Princeton Repertory Shakespeare Festival, CSC Classic Stage Company, Circle Rep lab and many others. Co-Artistic Director of Echo Repertory, She is a founding Member of Expanded Arts Theater & Shakespeare in the Parking Lot NYC. Member AEA SAG-AFTRA

Cost:

Course cost: £575 early bird (ends Monday 13 April) or £650 full fee 

Contact Email:
 j_orlandi@yahoo.com

Contact Phone: 917-601-2783

Web Address for More Information: https://www.bruford.ac.uk/courses/michael-chekhov-character-period-style/


July 17, 2020 1:00am

Australian Voice Association Conference: One Voice

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Australian Voice Association

Category:

Conference/Symposium

Dates & Times:

17 - 19 July 2020

Physical Address:

Pullman on the Park
192 Wellington Parade
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

Description:

The multidisciplinary AVA Voice Conference will share a wonderful, stimulating and jam-packed program featuring leading professionals in the voice field. Our theme “ONE VOICE” will embrace cohesion and collaboration in our quest to strive for excellence in voice care across all dimensions. Our program will include Papers, Posters, Workshops, Masterclasses and Interactive Panels to educate and stimulate discussion among our scientific and artistic communities on current thinking and advances in voice science, art, care and training. Our keynote speakers have been thoughtfully selected, not only for their highly regarded expertise and cogent skillsets, but also for their engaging personalities and commitment to a strong team approach.

The AVA is also proud to collaborate for the first time with the Voice Committee of the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) to offer a truly international voice program with wide appeal across all areas of voice. ENT surgeons, singing and speaking voice teachers, scientists, speech pathologists, performers and students will all come together to share the most up-to-date research findings, pedagogical and therapeutic techniques, voice programs and improved surgical methods in the field of voice medicine.  This ‘not-to-be-missed’ conference promises to be an excellent forum to meet with colleagues, see product demonstrations, earn continuing education credits and celebrate our common goals and diversity of approaches in voice. We look forward to seeing you there!

Cost:

$220 - $650 AUD: https://consec.eventsair.com/australian-voice-association-conference-2020/register

Contact Email: ava@consec.com.au

Contact Phone: +61 2 6252 1200

Web Address for More Information: https://consec.eventsair.com/australian-voice-association-conference-2020/


July 17, 2020 10:00am

Experiencing Speech #27

Workshop Leader/Facilitator:

Julie Foh

Category:

Speech

Dates & Times:

July 17th-23rd, 2020; 10am-6pm

Physical Address:

Sydney, Australia

Description:

Experiencing Speech is the introductory Knight-Thompson Speechwork workshop and is designed for actors, voice/speech teachers, clinicians, and coaches. A six-day intensive, Experiencing Speech delves deeply into the work laid out in Dudley Knight’s Speaking with Skill. The workshop is structured in two parts. The first three days focus on the physical actions that produce all the sounds of the world’s languages. (This section contains no phonetic transcription.) The second three days continue the exploration into even greater specificity through the use of narrow phonetic transcription. Participants then use these skills to explore formal and informal speech actions while maintaining intelligibility. These skills prepare the actor to move easily into any accent or vocal characterization that might be required onstage or in film, television, or new media.

PART ONE     [Three days]
~Awareness and practice of precise articulation action
~Producing all the sounds in language - "Omnish"
~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.

BREAK
We take a day off between the first and second parts. This is a chance to rest and process information, or to enjoy the pleasures of our host city.

PART TWO    [Three days]
~The application of detailed phonetic transcription to the process of speech and accent work
~Using the entire IPA to research and teach speech
~The skills of formal and informal speech

Each day begins with a vocal warm-up based in Fitzmaurice Voicework.

Cost:

$800-$900 USD

Contact Email: knightthompsonspeechwork@gmail.com

Contact Phone: n/a

Web Address for More Information: https://ktspeechwork.org/event/experiencing-speech-27-in-sydney/


July 30, 2020 1:00am

Freedom and Focus Conference

Workshop Leader/Facilitator: 

Theme: Breathing is Meaning

Dates & Times: 

July 30- August 2nd, 2020  ( Fitzmaurice Certified Teachers Pre-Conference July 29, 2020)

Physical Address: 

Toi Whakaari School, Wellington, New Zealand

Description:

The Freedom & Focus Conference is a biennial international gathering open to the public that includes workshops and performances offered by certified Fitzmaurice Voicework® teachers and local artists. The 2020 conference annual theme is, Breathing is Meaning. The conferences' educational partner, Toi Whakaari, is New Zealand's first drama school and is the leading educator of screen, stage, and event professionals.

Cost: TBA

Contact Email: info@fitzmauriceinstitute.org 

Contact Phone: n/a 

Web Address for More Information: https://www.fitzmauriceinstitute.org/freedomfocus2020