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Kartäuser Wall 18, 50678 Köln

INDIVIDUALUNTERRICHT: Je nach Wunsch ist auch Individualunterricht für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene möglich. Preis: 65€ für eine Stunde.

MONATLICHE STIMME-KLASSEN: The Second series of 4 classes in Köln, linking Roy Hart Voice work with movement and improvisation.
Led by:
Margaret Pikes - founder member Roy Hart Theatre.
Neil Paris - performer, teacher and director (see above for more details about Neil's work)
Kate Hilder - performer, Action Theatre (TM) teacher and Feldenkrais trainer (see Kate's website CLICK HERE)
September 26. (Margaret)
October 10. (Neil)
November 7. (Kate)
December 5. (Margaret and Neil)

Price: 280€ for all 4 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 their training in other disciplines, Neil Paris and Kate Hilder have worked with Margaret and other Roy Hart teachers for more than 10 years. They are very supportive, attentive and experienced teachers.

SCHNUPPER-WORKSHOP: 19. September 2015 von 11h bis 17h.
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.
Early Bird Preis: 55€ (Anmeldung vor dem 1. August) später €65 (max. Teilnehmerzahl: 12)



At: ALRA (Academy of Live and Recorded Arts)Royal Victoria Patriotic Building, John Archer Way, London SW18 3SX
WORKSHOP:The Human Voice and its Archetypal Structure
5th and 6th September 2015

The host: John Wild - trained Roy Hart teacher and designated Linklater teacher
The teacher: Noah Pikes - founder member of Roy Hart Theatre, creator of The Whole Voice,
author of “DARK VOICES - The Genesis of Roy Hart Theatre”
Cost: £ 90 (Students and unwaged £70)
Contact John Wild :

Eastbourne House Arts, Bullards Place, London E2 0PT
20 and 21 February 2016
11:00 to 17:00
Margaret Pikes will lead this course with Neil Paris.
The course is open to anyone interested in the Roy Hart approach to developing the range of vocal expression, through sounding, singing, moving and listening.
The cost is £120 if you send a £50 deposit before 1 December 2015 and £140 after that.
For more information contact Margaret:

The next possible date will be: to be confirmed. Cost: £65 for one hour (this price includes studio rental.) To book a lesson please contact Kate Hilder CLICK HERE
Kurse/Courses #01NEIL PARIS (UK) 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..



9 - 14 AUGUST 2015
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

The workshop is now fully subscribed.

Kurse/Courses #02This workshop is open to anyone interested in the Roy Hart approach to developing the range of vocal expression, through sounding, singing, moving and listening.

ROY HART voice work offers a way to develop a deeper connection to your own unique vocal potential. Guided by two very experienced and supportive teachers, participants in this workshop will explore and develop awareness of the dynamic sources of the voice in the body and the imagination. The course will include both playful exercises designed to free the body and spark the imagination and also disciplined quiet practices that connect us with our breathing and our own interior worlds. Freeing and exploring your own unique vocal potential in this way can be extremely liberating and life giving.

In the mornings we will focus on individual voices and in the afternoons on group improvisation, play and the development of individual themes including work on texts or singing songs.
Participants will be able to relax between classes in a beautiful setting, enjoying comfortable accommodation, excellent food (full board) and unlimited use of the large swimming pool.
Languages used will be English and French - with some translation to German also possible where necessary.
COST (not including food and lodging) 540€
The number of places on the course is limited.

For this workshop it is necessary to also book full board and lodging at the Hameau de l’Etoile, which is organised with great care and friendliness. You will then be free to focus on the workshop and on relaxing in between classes. (No need to organise shopping trips and cooking!) The food served is very healthy as well as delicious (always with vegetarian options.) Prices are from 65€ per night including all meals (with wine), snacks and drinks (available at any time.) There is a bar and use of the large swimming pool is also included. The setting is both peaceful and inspiring. (Information CLICK HERE)

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.

Some feedback from previous partcipants :

"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

“I would like to thank you both for a wonderful week that has made a deep impact on me, both as an individual, as a researcher and as an artist. It was a pleasure to work with two sensitive, talented, assured master-teachers. I felt in very safe hands throughout, and felt able to explore my voice in a supportive, non-judgemental environment. The accommodation at L’Hameau de L’Etoile was exquisite – it was wonderful being so close to the stunning natural surroundings and being able to take a dip in the pool after class. I felt that this was a reflection of the great care and attention to detail that went into the whole workshop!" P.C 2012