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Kartäuser Wall 18, 50678 Köln

SCHNUPPER-WORKSHOP: 5. March 2016 Dieser Kurs bietet die Gelegenheit, eine kurze Einführung in die Arbeit mit der erweiterten, menschlichen Stimme zu erhalten, die ursprünglich von A.Wolfsohn und Roy Hart entdeckt und entwickelt und dann von der Roy-Hart-Theatre Gruppe fortgesetzt wurde. Darüber hinaus besteht die Möglichkeit, das Training in Köln in weiterlaufenden Gruppen fortzusetzen.
Gebühr: 65€ (55€ bei Anmeldung vor den 1. Februar) max. Teilnehmerzahl: 12

MONATLICHE STIMME-KLASSEN: Von Januar bis April 2016: the third series of 4 classes in Köln, linking Roy Hart Voice work with movement and improvisation.
This course is now full.

Led by:
Margaret Pikes - a founder member of Roy Hart Theatre.
Neil Paris - performer, teacher and director (see below for more details about Neil's work)
30. Januar (Margaret)
27. Februar (Neil)
12. März (Margaret)
16. April (Neil)
Price: 280€ for all 4 classes; 220€ for enrollment in 3 classes
All classes start at 11:00 and end at 17:00 with one hour pause for lunch at around 13:30.

These classes offer the possibility to explore the ways in which the deep inner work of 'Roy Hart' based vocal exploration can link creatively with body work and movement improvisation. As well as his training in other disciplines, Neil Paris has worked with Margaret and other Roy Hart teachers for more than 10 years. He is a very supportive and experienced teacher and performer.

INDIVIDUALUNTERRICHT: Je nach Wunsch ist auch Individualunterricht für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene möglich. (Kein Platz frei vor März 2016.) Preis: 65€ für eine Stunde.

Kurse/Courses #01


Eastbourne House Arts, Bullards Place, London E2 0PT

The following courses are open to anyone interested in the Roy Hart approach to developing the range of vocal expression, through sounding, singing, moving and listening:

20 and 21 February 2016
11:00 to 17:00
This workshop is now full. Please contact Kate Hilder for a place on the waiting list.
Margaret Pikes will lead this course with Neil Paris, director, performer, teacher and artistic director of SMITHdancetheatre CLICK HERE.
In this workshop the accent will be on developing awareness of the dynamic physical roots of vocal expression. Many of us are disconnected from our physical selves in our daily lives. In order to fully explore the voice and for it to come from a deeply connected place we need to be aware of and become re-connected to our body. It has to be enlivened, engaged and energised. Dancing and playing facilitate this process.

30 April and 1 May 2016 11:00 to 17:00
Margaret will lead this course with Kate Hilder, performer, Action Theatre (TM) teacher and Feldenkrais trainer CLICK HERE.
Kate and Margaret will teach in tandem starting each day with a physical and vocal warm-up followed by solo, duet and small group improvisations.  Margaret will then lead a session centering on vocal work which arises from these improvisations, including short individual guidance.  At other times we will start with vocal improvising and then explore movement and mood to fill out the different characters which emerge.
Exploring our voices can be a doorway to words and language. We will discover how connecting with the sources from which we produce vocal sound and listening to the qualities and musicality of our voice can generate narrative content. 

Cost: £140 each workshop (or £120 if a £50 deposit received before 15th January for the first workshop and before 1st April for the second one.)
If you book for both workshops the cost is £210
For more information and to enroll, please contact Kate Hilder:



31 July - 5 AUGUST 2016
6 day residential Workshop
in a wild and beautiful setting
at the Hameau de l'Etoile (Nr Montpellier)
(website CLICK HERE)
led by Margaret with Neil Paris

Kurse/Courses #03
This workshop is open to anyone interested in the Roy Hart approach to developing the range of vocal expression, through sounding, singing, moving and listening.

Price of workshop: 495€ if deposit received by 1st May 2016. After that date 540€. Number of places limited.
(Accommodation not included in this price.)

Contact Margaret by email for more detailed information and to enroll,
and also for any help needed with booking accommodation at the Hameau de l'Etoile.

NEIL PARIS: is a director, performer and teacher and artistic director of SMITHdancetheatre CLICK HERE
From 2003-2010 he toured internationally with Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre ( where he met Margaret Pikes and led company classes and vocal development. He has taught throughout the UK and Europe and has been working with Margaret Pikes since 2005. In this work Neil uses dance, theatre and yoga practices to explore imaginative ways of making connections and pathways through the body to the voice. He combines playful exercises designed to free the body and spark the imagination with disciplined quiet practices that connect us with our breathing and our own unique interior worlds.

Some feedback from previous partcipants :

"The workshop was both practical-down-to-earth and inspiring. Such an experience reflects the high level of teaching. Although the classes are taught in groups, each student receives feedback and encouragement to match their individual journey of discovery. I also learned as much or even more from comments to other students as from those directed to me. When I needed it, I was given time and space to explore and at appropriate times I received the gentle encouragement to break out of my comfort zone and take my work to the next level. I cannot recommend this workshop highly enough." 2015 Stephen Berwind, PhD MFA Senior Lecturer in Drama Manchester Metropolitan University-Cheshire.

"A wonderful week of vocal and physical exploration at Le Hameau. Thank you for all your hard work, care, generosity and the very high level of both group and individual teaching. And with such a brilliant group of people too. I had quite a few personal vocal revelations and the journey continues of course.." 2014 Jane Vicary, Assistant Head of Voice, Alra North UK.

“ The course was one of those few times in the process of creative work that is marked as a key crossroads. In my 30 or so years of learning within creative practise this course goes down as one of those epiphany moments. I feel it has enhanced my development both as a teacher and as an artist. Thank you. The quality of teaching was of a very high standard with close attention to one to one and good group work that offered different levels of learning. Beautiful location and lovely food. Perfect.” C.W. 2013