Photo by Silvia Grav
What makes a singer or a performer have an attentive and powerful presence? The workshop explores this question and aims to awaken a listening presence and enhance the relationship between voice and body.
Through finding a deeper connection with voice, physicality, breath and songs we aspire to let our creativity flourish and guide our performative imagination.
Participants will be led in vocal exercises, inspired by techniques from eg Roy Hart, Anne Rosing, Teater ZAR and Estill, and brought to life in choral singing of folk songs from Georgia, Bulgaria and Corsica.
We will work with finding the 'core' of our voice, as well as improvising and exploring new sounds.
Through the voice we will look into the question of intention and what it is that makes a song or a body
powerful and alive.
The workshop is for singers who already know their voice well, as well as for dancers/movers/performers.
"I want to thank you, Nini, for your incredibly spirited guidance. This evening, I sang my little baby to sleep - it was in a different way this time... I felt my heart pouring out from me to him in a clear, connected way - I felt more generous with my voice. Thank you for that invitation to open up and express myself to him. I feel like a part of my soul has been awakened."
"Today I decided to write to you and let you know how strong it has been for me to work with you! You were the first person who showed me the inner dreaming layers of my vocal capabilities! On the first two workshops I was too shocked to see and understand what was happening, but now time has passed and I see clearer – you took my hand with light and pixies in your eyes and told me not to fear. It was such a turning point! To let go, let go... For you it was so obvious that I (we all!) have it inside of us. And that it is natural that we are animals – screaming, calling out, in so many different strange ways! So, it’s not even that we CAN sing, but we NEED to do it – just like breathing. And of course I want to tell you that you are very good teacher! :)"