A voice workshop with the world renowned voice coach!
What is Linklater Voice?
Also known as Freeing the Natural Voice, it is a clear, step-by-step method by which you can understand and improve your voice for any purpose. Linklater Voice reveals the power and pleasure of using your voice with authenticity and conviction. Join the workshop to learn more about freeing your natural voice — and find your authentic voice and your authentic self!
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.
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.
Be aware that exercises include adapted yoga position, floor relaxation, arm-swings and other physical activities. All these can be adjusted to individual physical needs.
KRISTIN LINKLATER is the Artistic Director of the Kristin Linklater Voice Centre, Orkney and Emerita Professor of Theatre, Columbia University. From 1963 she taught at New York University, Emerson College, the Stratford Festival, Ontario, the Guthrie Theatre, the Open Theatre, and from 1978 to 1990 with Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. She is an actress, having played most of Shakespeare’s women and some of his men. Her book Freeing the Natural Voice: Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language (pub 1976, revised 2006) has sold over 150,000 copies and is translated into six languages. Freeing Shakespeare’s Voice: An Actor’s Guide to Talking the Text was published in 1992. She teaches in Germany, Italy, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Australia, Finland and Sweden. (Photo of Kristin Linklater: Kristin Linklater Voice Centre)
Open to professional actors, dancers and other scenic arts artists, ie with an approved three-year education at university level (bachelor) or equivalent professional experience.
An updated CV is required as part of the application.
Bring up to 20 lines of a memorised text that has special meaning for you. This can be a poem or a dramatic speech from any period, or any text that serves your purpose.
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