GET READY TO TANGO!
BEGINNERS! THIS IS FOR YOU!!
ARGENTINE TANGO EVENING WITH VADIM KURILOV
Wednesday 9th of May 7 - 9 pm
Kristin Linklater Voice Centre
Dreaming of the romance of TANGO but afraid you have two left feet and no sense of rhythm? Leave your fears behind and live your dreams - Vadim may be from Moscow but he has a Spanish soul. He will teach you to TANGO here in Quoyloo on Wednesday 9th February at 7pm (come ready to start for 7pm).
No partner necessary
£5 each - cash on the door
Interested or know someone who may be?
If you know anyone in your group of friends, family, clubs or societies that you think would be interested, then please spread the word.
This workshop opened up the middle voice allowing expressivity to blossom. For the many singers in the group, our detailed explorations led to a confident extroversion of the mid-register, mid-range voice. We released jaw tension and persuaded the tongue to yield up its pseudo-strength so that free breath and and reverberating bone could beautifully and economically serve the needs of the voice for both speaker and singer. Participants came from Poland, Mexico, Germany, Austria, the USA and France and every evening they sang together - folk songs and rounds and those glorious Georgian songs where the harmonies jostle and embrace. Judy Shahn (Designated Linklater Teacher) assisted Kristin and ran a workshop for local people on the day off. The glorious weather, the sparkling daffodils and the new-born lambs in the fields reflected the happiness that prevailed in the studio.
Here's the group from the U.S., Russia, China, France, Italy, Germany and Orkney who put themselves under Louis Colaianni's spell as he waved a wand and conjured vowels and consonants from their inert and separate beauties into the pitch, resonance and active energy of human experience. Nothing proscriptive narrowed the boundaries of this voyage of discovery into the Joy of Phonetics. Louis has the ability to help us slip under the radar of the conscious mind to the realm where all sounds await the specific thought that will lead to their incarnation. Oh - and if that sounds a bit - well - weird and not very practical we ended up with a clear idea of the 10 to 15 steps essential for the acquisition of a dialect. Orcadian was the template and Rena was the accent donor. Everyone was bubbling with the excitement of new ideas and skills.