We start life out with the ability to scream the roof off with no apology.
As we grow up and find more articulate ways of communicating our ideas and needs, we also start closing off the connection between our voice and our body. We worry about what we sound like and what we're saying, and the censoring gets stored in the body. In this workshop we'll look at a voice rebuild from the ground up, to find a power, expressivity and clarity in our speaking, singing or acting voices, connected to a strong, expressive body.
Damara Sylvester has been studying and developing mind-body theory and practice for the past 25 years. She runs InsideOut Circus and Physical Theatre, directing shows and training kids, youth and adults how to bring forth their most expressive selves. She believes that a sense of play goes a long way in learning anything.
What to bring: non-constricting clothing, water bottle, a 15 second piece of memorised text (speech, song, poem, nursery rhyme).