Date: 10–11 Nov 2018
Details: 10am to 6pm
Location: Toynbee Hall - 52 Old Castle Street, London E1 7AJ, "Room 2 and 3"
Run by: Robert Sussuma
Contact details: 6463866080
This special voice and Feldenkrais® (The Feldenkrais® Method) workshop will approach common vocal problems from a somatic point of view. Using gentle movements, sounding as well as some singing, we will explore the systemic underpinnings that are the foundation of all postural and vocal habits. We will also work with specific vocal anatomy within the context of the whole self. By working both directly and indirectly, the voice and, more importantly, the experience of voicing changes – as if by magic. This, in turn, leads to easier overall functioning and greater self-awareness. As the workshop proceeds, each experience will layer on top of and integrate with the previous ones such that in the end, a new depth of sensing, moving and singing will be possible like never before.
This kind of learning:
- improves general singing and vocal coordination
- enhances physical and vocal awareness
- incorporates and leads to the development of new and specific vocal skills
- gives new insights into what is possible for all singers and speakers
- enhances intellectual understanding experientially.
This workshop is appropriate for singers of all levels, voice teachers and choir directors.
10-12 General Introduction, Process – BREATH AND BALANCE: FALLING/NOT FALLING
1:30-4 Processes – BALANCING BREATH AND TONE: FINDING A FIT and TRUST IN A HIGHER POWER: DISCOVERING THE PHARYNX and Presentation: Intro to Laryngeal Kinesiology
4:30-6 Process – RELEASE THE BEAST: LICKING TONGUE TENSION, Discussion/Wrap-up
10-12 Q&A, Process – ORGANIZING/RE-ORGANIZING THE VOCAL TRACT: COORDINATING THE TONGUE/HYOID/LARYNX COMPLEX
1:30-4 Process: THE CONTROL OF NO CONTROL: UNDERSTANDING STANDING AND SINGING SEAMLESSLY
4:30-6 Process – SECRETS IN THE BONES: THE BONES ORGANIZE THE MUSCLES,Discussion/Wrap-up.