VOICEMOTION - workshop

Wednesday, 12 February, 2020 - 16:02
Image: Flora Wellesley Wesley by David Ball
Image: Flora Wellesley Wesley by David Ball

A weekend workshop with Guy Dartnell, an award-winning artist from the UK, who specialises in voice and movement.

Date: 28th - 29th March 2020
Time: 10am to 5pm
Venue: The Blue Box, LEDP, Roxboro Rd, Limerick

Working with emotional qualities can be fun as well as challenging and moving. This is a chance to experience the power of your own and other people’s emotional voice-body in an exciting way, while developing the sense of presence, play and spontaneity. We will explore how our emotions are shaped through our sounds, motions and facial gesturing and how in turn emotions shape our physicality and voice.

Alongside this we will see how awareness of the quality, speed and rhythm of our expression can enable us to connect with inner emergences, or block them off. We will look at the creative force of active witnessing and how we can find new sounds in ourselves through blending with those of others. We will touch on the need for silence and stillness in framing our expression and how awareness of this can help us avoid becoming slaves to the active element of our creativity, developing our ability to direct, control and make choices around our expression, while paradoxically experiencing ourselves in the joy of self-abandonment.

This taster workshop is available to performers and non-performers alike.

Cost: €100 if a non-refundable deposit received before 1st March, €120 after that.
Info and Bookings: contact Kate Hilder at katejhilder@gmail.com or call 085 131 5848.

About Guy Dartnell

Guy Dartnell is an international award winning solo and collaborative artist, teacher and mentor. His work spans the realms of theatre, music, dance, circus and film. As a specialist in voice-movement expression he has worked with the likes of Meredith Monk and run Voicemotion workshops and projects extensively around the world both in creative, developmental, social inclusion, academic and corporate contexts. Guy co-runs the Peripheral Spaces project and Earl Street Creative Space in Hastings, UK and is also a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. http://www.variousguyses.org

Image: Flora Wellesley Wesley by David Ball


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