Workshop The World Is Sound
>> When I was training as an actress, one of my teachers’ favourite points to emphasize was the importance of “having a strong presence on stage”. It seemed to be the main criteria for a good performance as well as the key to success. I often asked myself what this meant? How can I do or train that? These questions remained unanswered until I was able to access deeper layers of my body and process experiences with an inquisitive and open mind rather than product-orientation. The main shift was learning how to let go of wanting to do or achieve something, letting the receptive qualities of my perception unfold and guide me during creative processes. This shift from “doing” towards “letting something unfold” is one of the main aspects of the Lichtenberger Method for applied voice physiology that I will introduce in our morning classes.
The Lichtenberger© Method is a very gentle approach which emphasizes enhancing auditory and perceptual skills, relying on a deep knowledge of the physiology and anatomy of the human voice. Through this work, the performer’s vocal expressivity is increased through specific sensory stimulation that allows a fine re-patterning of subjective habits. Our first step will be to establish a vocal and movement practice where our capacity to listen will be strengthened. While dealing with the ear not only as our auditory organ but also as the site for balance and spatial orientation, we will be able to recognize how the sounds of our voices influence our kinesthetic perception. This is one of the key entrance points to voice & movement connectivity.
Through different exercises (individual explorations, partnering and group work) we will also experience the different body structures (connective tissues, skeletal systems and organs) which can enrich the resonance of our voices. This inquiry will allow us to notice interruptions in the energetic flow in the fascial network, that can block vibrations from traveling freely through the body. Hands-on and voice-on guided exercises will invite all the tissues to become available to receive and initiate sound.
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