- When: Saturday, 17 March 2018
Dates: Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th March
Course Fees: £750
Where: Emerson College
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International Institute for Gestural Arts
Att: Prof. Roland Matthies
HKS Ottersberg, University of Applied Sciences and Arts
D - 28870 Ottersberg
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The meaning of words we speak make up 10-15 % of any human communication, Tone, rhythm, articulation, resonance and gesture communicate far more.
How do we use voice on stage, in our lives and workplaces? How do the words we speak become gestural?
How can we embody a text in order to make its meaning more impactful, more sensual?
During this module we will explore the parameters of our own voice, speech and language. We will work through movement as a way to experiment with our own vocal potential in performing. The basic functions of voice and speech - breath, sound and rhythm - will be explored as expressive tools. Speech will be investigated physically and energetically through physical exercises. We will explore texts and vice versa the textualization of bodies e.g. how to work with written words through our bodies as well as how to find text from the language and wisdom of the body.
The benefits of this are:
• to enable you to choose how to bring a text to life;
• to enable you to be sensitive for the interdependence of voice, body language and movement in order to give characters, interactions and situations depth and authenticity;
• to go beyond the conventional idea of building a character giving you the skills to create out of movement a script for them (i.e. use the body to find the words instead of the other way around);
• to enable you to go beyond the body you see - overcoming automatic scripts and stereotypes.