29 + 30 November 2008:
"...two days of composing stories with voices & bodies..."
A weekend workshop with Thomas Johannsen
This workshop is an introduction into working with your voice inside the context of Instant Composition. Starting from getting used to your voice expression and applying known improvisation principles to working with sound + rhythm, we will go deep into the theatrical consequences of having a voice on stage as well as a body.
So we will spend some time with the exploration of your voice + movement, but our main focus this weekend will be how to compose with these two, very different tools of expression.
There is a special attention needed for the listening and for finding your place in the composition as a vocal performer. It doesn't matter whether you will be speaking, singing, or producing otherworldly noises. What is your physical presence as a vocal performer and how does that affect the theatrical space and the story that emerges?
The workshop is open to both dancers/physical performers and singers: people with dance improvisation experience who are more interested in voice work, and people with voice improvisation experience who want to look at the combination with physical performance.
Thomas Johannsen is a theatre director, performer and improvisation teacher. With a classical actor's education in London as a background, he studied with many great contemporary teachers of voice, movement, dance, theatre and instant composition (e.g. Julyen Hamilton, Germaine Acogny, Enrique Pardo, Linda Wise, Franki Anderson, Andrew Morrish, Jonathan Hart Makwaia). Thomas performs regularly as a vocalist and physical actor and likes, as a theatre director, to create performances that cannot completely be controlled.
Dates: 29+30 November 2008
Times: 10:30 - 17:30
Costs: 120,- / 110,- (student)
Location: deDansvloer, Balkstraat 31 in Utrecht
Reserve your place by sending a mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information: www.irisvanpeppen.com