Voice and Feldenkrais Workshop
Tamala Bakkensen synthesizes the work of two brilliant teachers, Kristin Linklater and Moshe Feldenkrais, to help you liberate your body and free your natural voice by using them in healthier, more pleasurable and intelligent ways. This workshop will be both practical and creative: an opportunity to discover where your voice comes from, to reconnect with the vital rhythm or your essential breath and to learn how to amplify your sound vibrations by activating your resonators throughout your body. Powerful Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement Lessons® will help to clarify the ways in which your spine and skeleton can support you vocally. Learn to express yourself through your voice without straining or unnecessary muscular effort and use awareness to free your natural voice from inside to out. You will explore how to more fully embody your text with breath, body and imagery work. As well as how to recognize your genuine impulses to communicate through your body and voice.
Please wear comfortable clothes to move in. Bring a piece of text you’d like to work on that’s about 1 min long. This can be a monologue, speech, poem, etc. Also bring water and a snack. We will take a short break half way through the workshop.
“To have immediate access to emotional sources and to allow emotional energy to flow unblocked through a free body demands some re-ordering of the brain’s properties. Feldenkrais offers a detailed road-map with which to explore one’s territory and make conscious decisions about its use.”
Kristin Linklater on the Feldenkrais Method, The Drama Review, 1972
Teacher: Tamala Bakkensen Designated Linklater Teacher
Saturday & Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
July 28 & 29
Location: Manhattan Theatre Club, 311 West 43rd Street, 8th Floor – Studio 2
Register for Summer 2018