DATE: Sunday 15th April
LOCATION: Finsart Inc, Studio, 4/14 Grenfell St, Adelaide SA 5000
BOOKINGS REQUIRED, REGISTER HERE:
Voice and/or singing experience not required
VOICE CIRCLES WORKSHOP with John Brennand
Voice Circles is a guided vocal workshop exploring breath, voice, energy (Qi), sustained vowel toning and free-form improvisational play.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Voice Circle sessions include playful & dynamic explorations of the body/voice/energy connection. We explore breath awareness, release of tension, vocal range, and experiencing the meditative and expansive effect of sustained toning and improvised group songscapes. The practice encourages each individual's innate creative agency, promoting a sense of energetic and expressive well-being & easeful flow while aiming to provide a safe space to share and enliven individual and interconnected creative capacity.
WHAT TO BRING
- wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict the body
WHAT ARE VOICE CIRCLES INFLUENCES?
Voice Circles draw upon a broad range of body, perceptual, meditative & theatrical voice and breath-based practices.
- Ilse Middendorf (Perceptible Breath)
- Paul Newham (Voice Movement Therapy)
- Yoga (Prana and Nada)
- Chi gong
-Zygmunt Molik/ Michael Chekhov (Voice for actor training)
- the extended voice work of Linda Wise
-Harmonic overtone singing influenced by Karlheinz
Stockhausen's composition 'Stimmung'
- includes methods that have evolved from John's own dedicated
practice over several decades.
Facilitator John Brennand has a PhD (currently in assessment) in Performance Studies from Victoria University. John's experience in voice includes training & workshops with various practitioners including: Extended voice with Linda Wise of Pantheatre, France; Workshops in Voice Movement Therapy with Paul Newham auther of "The Singing Cure"; Workshops and training with John Howard and Helen Sharp of Body Voice Centre, Melbourne; Harmonic overtone training with Chris James.
"The etherial nature of sound makes it an ideal medium for experiencing and expressing the stream of our feelings and feeling tones. Improvisational vocal practices can give playful respite from our own habits of perception and most importantly it enables us to experience, affirm and ignite our own unique creative being and flow, individually and with others." John Brennand
Contact John at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. If the cost of the workshop is beyond your means and you are keen to take part, or if you prefer not to pay online, please get in touch via email to discuss options.