Kristin Linklater Voice Centre
Voice & Speech: Louis Colaianni
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 teach a workshop that combines her Linklater 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.
Loose clothing for work. No belt. No jeans.
Accommodation & Food
You will be housed at the Voice Centre in our purpose-built Bothy. All rooms are single occupancy with shared toilet/shower facilities.
We try to cater for a variety of diets. However, please restrict any requests for special dietary needs to allergy and medical requirements and not lifestyle preferences. Our produce is local and free range where possible but not organic. For additional food information please see our FAQs HERE.
The workshop offers a minimum of 30 hours tuition time.
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.
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.
There will be a final morning session of voice work 9.00-12.00.
Departures are about 12 noon.
Qualifications for attendance:
No previous training necessary. Fluent ENOUGH in English to follow Louis' instruction.
If you are unsure if you fulfil the prerequisites for your chosen workshop please contact us.
Please have the following available before beginning your booking: current photo and 2 pieces of evidence of self employment/freelance work (if applicable).
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Non-UK residents who are self-employed or have their own businesses or whose training is being paid for by an employer will be asked to upload documentary evidence as proof of status when VAT is assessed. If you don’t have information to hand you can save and return to your application at any stage or forward copies of the documents for us to upload onto your site.
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Should you have a query or require any guidance feel free to contact us – we are very happy to help.
Business Terms and Conditions
Full payment is due 30 days prior to the workshop start date.
If you cancel 30 days before the workshop start date KLVC Ltd will retain £85 of the deposit fee to cover administration fees and the remaining £115 will be refunded or can be transferred to another workshop.
If you cancel 14 days before the workshop start date KLVC Ltd will retain the full deposit £200.00 (no refund of deposit, no option to transfer).
If you cancel in the last 14 days before the workshop is due to start KLVC Ltd will retain the full deposit and the remainder of the full workshop fee will to be due to be paid in full.
KLVC Ltd reserve the right to cancel or reschedule any workshop or event at any time. Should this occur a full refund will be provided if our alternative arrangements do not suit your schedule.
We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.
Please ensure that when making your travel arrangements you have suitable insurance to cover any other losses associated with your trip as KLVC LTD do not take any responsibility for any additional costs.
KLVC Ltd do our best to accommodate any dietary requirements based on the information given at application. But we cannot guarantee that all foods are 100% allergen free.
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LOCATIONKristin Linklater Voice Centre, Orkney
£882.00 inc VAT
*Total cost £882.00 = Workshop fee £870, Booking fee £12