Join Heather Dick (CAEA, ACTRA, VASTA) in this 6-week limited enrolment workshop that will introduce you to the first steps in the Voice Progression developed by Kristin Linklater. This is a beginner level workshop.
Having the freedom and the technique to express the full range of your emotions through your voice is essential to connecting with your audience and to revealing the inner life of the characters you create. Your voice can be an open window between yourself and your listener. When it is relaxed, free and resonant, and truly connected to your thoughts and feelings, you can develop a strong, positive bond with your partner or audience. When it is disconnected and tight, because of tension or blocks, you may push away and /or find it difficult, if not impossible, to create those bonds.
This Level I Workshop will introduce you to the work of Kristin Linklater and her “Freeing the Natural Voice” method. By following a progressive series of exercises, you will become aware of how tension can restrict or block your free vocal expression and discover ways to release the blocks so that you are able to speak with your own, unique and natural voice in a more open, effortless way. The work also connects your voice to ‘what’ you are saying beyond just the words. It is often less the words we say than ‘how’ we say them that emotionally and unconsciously affects a listener.
Heather Dick is an accomplished actor, director, artist educator and the Artistic Director of the Sirius Theatrical Company. For over 25 years, she has coached and taught acting workshops for several Toronto studios, Ryerson Polytechnic University (Dance Program), the Theatre Ontario Summer Courses Program, and many community theatres as well as for the Sirius Theatrical Company. She has trained in the Linklater Method under the legendary David Smukler and recently returned from the world renowned Shakespeare & Company (Lenox, Mass.) where she was a teacher trainee in voice during their Month-long Intensive (January 2012).
Thursdays: 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Dates: April 26 – May 31, 2012
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