The 30-hour workshop runs 7 hours a day Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - and Saturday morning. Thursday is a day off for sight-seeing or rest.
A sequence of improvisational voice and body exercises designed to provide a visceral link between voice, speech and body. This organic progression of exercises explores the roots of language experientially and was created by Kristin to re-route Shakespeare's words from the contemporary head to the Shakespearean body. The work is, however, effective in a wide range of stylistic writing from Shakespeare to the present day. From primal sound to emotion, image, and word, impulses awaken the appetite energies of vowels and consonants. Neuro-physiological pathways between brain and body are re-invigorated and the actor's agility and sensitivity in responding to imagery is exercised. Vocal impulses galvanize physical movement. Voice and body provide the intellect with information. Meaning and interpretation emerge. The actor experiences "Let the words play you..." rather than "Play with the words..."
These primal explorations lead into individual work with Kristin on Shakespeare's speeches.
Accommodation: You will be housed at the Voice Centre in our new, purpose-built Bothy. All rooms are single occupancy with shared toilet/shower facilities.
Duration: The workshop offers a minimum of 30 hours tuition time.
Sunday: Please plan your arrival to be at the Voice Centre for 6pm for a welcome dinner and orientation. You will be collected from the ferry or airport and taken to the Centre (please note travel times: 45 mins from airport, 20 mins from ferry).
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: These are your core working days.
Classes run from 9.00am - 1.00pm and 3.00pm to 6.00pm.
There will be a two-hour lunch break from 1.00pm - 3.00pm.
The evening meal will be served at around 6.30pm.
Thursday: This is a day for study and relaxation, either staying home at the Centre or out exploring Orkney. Breakfast will be available as normal but lunch and dinner will not be provided. You may cook for yourself or eat out at a restaurant. Thursday’s plans will be arranged once you are here.
Saturday: There will be a final morning session of voice work 9.00-12.30.
Departures are any time after 12.30, and lunch will be provided if your departure is later than 12.30.
April 22nd - April 28th 2018
Price: £850.00 + (inc VAT)*
Qualifications for attendance:
Introductory Voice is essential. Advanced Voice and Text will help prepare you vocally but is not essential as a prerequisite.
Bring: Loose clothing for work. No belt. No jeans.
Prepare - Learn by Heart:
A Shakespeare SONNET and a Shakespeare SPEECH (not more than 30 lines)
If you are unsure if you fulfil the prerequisites for your chosen workshop please use the 'Enquire' button in the first instance.