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.
Kristin Linklater has invited Louis Colaianni to co-teach a workshop with her that combines her voice work with his revolutionary approach to speech and phonetics. Louis’book is The Joy of Phonetics and Accents and he invented an embodied process for learning phonetics and exploring accents with Phonetic Pillows. His work is, indeed, joyful, as his beautifully expressive small “pillows” fly through the air and are embraced. The soft, colorful, three-dimensional IPA- shaped pillows represent each of the IPA phonetic symbols. Colaianni's phonetic pillows move the IPA learning process from the page to the whole body and exemplifies the efficacy of experiential and multisensory learning.
This is a physical experience of Accents and Dialects for actors, teachers, voice and speech professionals and all those who have a passion and fascination for the infinite variety of the way people speak. The approach provides a step-by-step process for learning a diversity of American, English and foreign accents. The workshop will show you how to acquire many accents with self-sufficiency. This is an opportunity to learn a skill, take it with you, and meet the professional and artistic demands of language transformation. Whether you are preparing for an accent role, honing auditions pieces with accents, building your accent repertoire and gaining versatility, or guiding others in these pursuits, this workshop will meet the need. Actors, singers, teachers, public speakers, English learners, and all those interested in language are welcome.
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.