• "I came with no expectations and even less experience of specifically working on my voice.  What a relevation a perfect... Read more
  • "I have never learned so much in one week before! About myself, about my voice, about the magic of words... Read more
  • "I had an 'inkling in my gut' to come here. Like an odyssey. And that inkling turned out to be... Read more
  • "...a wonderful artistic voice centre!...a supportive and inspiring environment...Kristin - you have nurtuted and challenged me. Rena- fantastic food!!...such care... Read more
  • "I have loved the journey to Orkney, and travelling the distance has opened up possibilities for an inner journey.  Nothing... Read more
  • "In just four days I have changed shape, inside and out.  My voice feels and sounds stronger and more me,... Read more
  • "I'm nearly 50 now, have been a professional voice-over artist for more than 20 years and have enjoyed significant success,... Read more
  • "I have learned I can work in a group of thirteen people and like all of them! - C.H.... Read more
  • "I have loved the experience of becoming more connected with my body, my breath, my self.  I know I will... Read more
  • "I have had a wonderful time on this course - Kristin is a ninja of voice...C.M.... Read more
  • "Just great. Exploration, discovery, fun; made me feel so welcome by everyone;stretched in every way - I can't wait to... Read more
  • "Such a wonderful week of vocal discovery, body awareness, breath galore and great company - the joy, the laughter, the... Read more
  • "Well, what an experience! Never to be forgotten.  It was an honour and a pleasure to experience the Introductory Voice... Read more
  • "It's my first time in this Scottish land and the first time I spoke Shakespeare in English - my favourite... Read more
  • "Thank you so much, Kristin. I have a new relationship with myself: with my sacrum, vertebrae, whole spine: my breath!... Read more
  • "Now winter nights enlarge... come and work with Kristin on Shakespeare's Sonnet, Speeches and Scenes and your nights will be... Read more
  • "I got drunk on the words.  I ate them.  I felt them fill my belly and nourish my body.  Thank... Read more
  • "This Shakespeare week was magical.  Thank you from the bottom of heart, from my spine, nervous system and brain for... Read more
  • "The studio is beautiful - loved doing warm-ups and sonnets in the face of nature, the angry skies, the pounding... Read more
  • "You have had a profound impact of my work as a teacher and director, and on my relationship to language... Read more
  • "This has been a 25-year journey to Shakespeare.  It was everything I could have hoped for - and more. To... Read more
  • "Being in Orkney adds such a special flavour - re-connected me to the nature that's so alive in Shakespeare's plays.... Read more
  • "This week was most needed as I prepare to audition for Graduate programs in the USA.  My classmates were amazingly... Read more
  • "Dear Kristin, Thank you for sharing your passion and reinvigorating our craft.  Your tenacity and vigor has transformed our practice... Read more
  • " You and your work has given me a language and a confidence to trust my perception, my impulses, my self... Read more
  • " I go through the warm up before rehearsing and performing,I use 'Devices' for text work to approach new text -... Read more
  • "The great irony is that I have found my voice ... and can't find the words to voice a response.... Read more

    Frankfurt escalator chat...

    Posted by KLVC Team on October 05, 2017

    An Extraordinary Converstion...

    An extraordinary conversation at Frankfurt airport at the start of a 3-hour layover on my way to Vilnius. I asked for directions to my gate from a young Asian man in airport uniform. He indicated where I should go and quickly said: “Madame, may I ask you a question?” I ascertained that it wasn’t an official survey question. “You look as if you have the wisdom of some decades” he said. “Nicely put” I thought. “Do you think there is any hope that this world can get better? Is there any reason to want to go on living?” - referring to the 1920s economic crash and the current dire state of the economy and world politics. He’s a student doing the job at the airport to survive. He said: “In the 60s and the 70s didn’t you have more hope?” He said: “It would be better to be dead and waiting for reincarnation than living now.” All this in a polite, low-key conversational tone. I changed gear, dredging up every smidgen of positive thinking and the wisdom of decades I could muster. “Yes - there was hope then, and there’s always hope. The pendulum swings. We and the world are made of positive and negative electrical energy - the negative is up right now. The illness of humanity is being revealed and the remedies will emerge.” He asked me where I lived and I said Scotland. “I look out at the everlasting fields and skies and they change my mind. Get out of the city and look for some green fields.” “Yes” he said “the city is full of negative energy.” “Take the bus out to the countryside! Walk! Ride a bike out of the city! Choose what to think…” It must have been a 15- minute chat at the top of an escalator with people hurrying by. He said “Thank you - I can change my mind. I can choose to hope. You’ve made my day.” PHEW!!


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    (Treadmill Frankfurt Airport: Pixelbay 3dman_eu 2017)


    Get to know your voice - it's strong, it's resilient, it's expressive, it's you...

    -- Kristin Linklater