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Own Your Voice; Own Your Self
Our fears keep us from achieving our largest goals. And learning new vocal skills can help dissolve huge barriers to success. Voiceworks is is a system of techniques that produce and sustain the vital sound of the human voice.
Most people breathe just enough to stay alive. Faced with conflict, anxiety, obsessive thinking or angst, we stop breathing. When you hold back your breath, you hold back your feelings and your voice. How can you possibly be in the moment?
Physical and traditional vocal exercises release the tension that strangulate the voice while developing relaxation, proper breathing, breath control and range. The clarity and beauty of words and mastery of language is worked through diction and poetry.
In Part Two of this workshop, attendees will continue to develop the techniques of body work, vocalization and language. They may work on either: 1) a memorized poem; 2) a personal monologue written but not memorized; 3) a story about their childhood; or 4) a song.
The pieces are works in process that help organize breath, strength and language.
has given workshops in the U.S. and Europe. She is able to quickly identity inhibitions and the habits that limit the voice. Her training incorporates bodywork (bioenergetics, yoga, feldenkrais), emotion memory exercises, visualization and poetry. Voiceworks awakens the vocal power and intuitive sense of language through investigation of breath, sounds and text. Her current and past and students include Adrian Grenier (
), Chris Riggi (
) and Jennifer Westerfeldt (
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State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and
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Last updated: Apr. 18, 2013
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