Voice, Articulation, Text

 “The muscles that articulate words must be freed from limiting conditioning and made responsive and agile enough to reflect the agility of the mind…A sensitive performer will want a voice that serves the desire to communicate.”  Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice

This class is meant for those who have taken voice before and would like to wake up their articulation in order to find a bridge to speaking their text in a clearer, and livelier way.  Each class will take you through an embodied warm-up geared towards freeing and opening your voice.

Then you’ll focus on invigorating the muscles of your mouth that contribute to economical articulation, and link them with your mind, body, breath, and voice so all the parts of you are ready to speak your text clearly and expressively.

You will develop a richer connection to the roots of language by awakening a range of expression through embodying and feeling contrasts in vowels and different textures in consonants.  Then you will focus on:
* finding a free flow and wider range of resonance through embodying vowels
* bringing a more tactile connection through the play of various textures and qualities in consonants.
* feeling how the vowels and consonants connect you more satisfyingly to the meaning and experience of imagery and language with tongue twisters and a variety of text

 We will look at other elements that contribute to expressive communication such as nuance and inflection, rhetorical devices, embodying imagery, and clear thinking for clear communication.  Bring text that you want to sink your creative teeth into!

dianna-cortezFALL 2018
Teacher: Dianna Cortez  Designated Linklater Teacher
Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 19 – November 7
Fee: $280
Location: Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 3rd Floor – Room 306
(On November 19 – Room 309)

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Teacher: TBA
Wednesdays 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
January 16 – March 6
Fee: $280
Location: TBA

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