SUMMER 2019

CLASSEs

Speaking involves thought/feeling impulse, the desire to speak; breath; vibration; resonance; articulation.  The muscles that are engaged are on the muscular-skeletal, involuntary level, triggered by images.
Kristin Linklater, Freeing the Natural Voice

Freeing the Natural Voice: Level 1

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Teacher: Dianna Cortez
Designated Linklater Teacher
Tuesdays 7 pm - 9 pm
June 11 - July 30
Fee: $280
Location: Pearl Studios NYC, 500 8th Avenue,
3rd Floor - Room 306

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Relaxation and release is essential to opening, freeing and ultimately strengthening your voice. In this initial class, you are becoming aware of how your voice and body carry habitual tensions and beginning to undo them.  This is the start to freeing your breath and vibrations of sound.  As your voice begins to loosen up, the next step is to develop resonance by sensing and spreading the vibrations through the bony hollows of your body.  Once this connection is established we can move onto addressing deep tensions that develop in the jaw, larynx, and tongue and encourage your sigh to find a free and focused pathway beyond those tensions that filter your message.  By giving your sigh of sound a clear passageway from the lower body all the way up through the mouth, you will be ready to begin to strengthen the voice and activate more expressiveness with the resonating ladder.  In Voice 1 you will contact the chest, the mouth, and the teeth resonators and blend to find a warm, relaxed and focused connection between your thoughts, feelings and your voice.


Voice, articulation, text
(Voice LEvel 2)

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Teacher: Liz Eckert
Designated Linklater Teacher
Wednesdays 7 pm - 9 pm
June 12 - July 31
Fee: $280
Location: Pearl Studios NYC, 500 8th Avenue,
4th Floor - Room 406

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 “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 strengthen their full range of resonance, expand their breath capacity, and 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

Bring text that you want to sink your creative teeth into!


ACCELERATED VOICE 1

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Teacher: Benjamin Moore
Designated Linklater Teacher
Tuesdays 7 pm - 9 pm
August 6 - September 10
Fee: $210
Location: Pearl Studios NYC, 500 8th Avenue,
3rd Floor - Room 306

REGISTER NOW!

This 6-week class is a lively exploration of all the essential elements towards loosening, freeing and strengthening your voice.

In this class you will become aware of the habitual tensions in your body, breathing musculature, and voice and begin to undo them.   As your breath and voice loosen up, the next step is to develop resonance by sensing and spreading the vibrations through the bony hollows of your body.  Then you will move onto addressing deep tensions that develop in the jaw, larynx, and tongue, and encourage your sigh to find a free and focused pathway beyond those tensions that filter your message.  By giving your sigh of sound a clear passageway from the lower body all the way up through the mouth, you will be ready to begin to strengthen the voice and activate more expressiveness with the resonating ladder.  In Voice 1 you will contact the chest, the mouth, and the teeth resonators and blend to find a warm, relaxed and focused connection between your thoughts, feelings and your voice.