WORKSHOP: FREE YOUR BODY - FREE YOUR VOICE 12 and 13 November 11:00 to 17:00
Margaret will lead this course with Neil Paris, performer, teacher and director of Dancetheatre Company SMITH CLICK HERE.
In this workshop, Margaret will lead exercises and guide improvisations with the aim of freeing the voice and exploring its range and sources in the body and imagination.
Neil will use 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.
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 course will be given in English.
Cost: 130€ if you send a 50€ deposit before 1 September and 160€ after that.
Contact Margaret by email for more information or to enroll.
INDIVIDUALUNTERRICHT: Je nach Wunsch ist auch Individualunterricht für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene möglich. (Nächste Gelegenheit: Juni 2016.) Preis: 65€ für eine Stunde.
Courses in the Autumn to be confirmed soon.
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
This workshop is now full and the waiting list for this year is now also fully subscribed.
ROY HART voice work offers a way to experience and develop a deeper connection to your own unique vocal potential. Because vocal sound has its source in the body as well as in the world of our emotions, play and movement can often unexpectedly free up vocal possibilities that lie hidden and unexpressed.
Margaret will lead this workshop with Neil Paris (ex – Fabulous Beast performer; teacher and director). Guided by these 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.
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.
Full board and lodging must be booked separately at the Hameau de l'Etoile, prices starting from 65€ per night. Participants will then be able to relax between classes in a beautiful, wild setting, enjoying comfortable accommodation, excellent food (full board) and unlimited use of the large swimming pool. (Having this time and space to absorb the day's work, can be particularly helpful on such an intensive course.)
Price of workshop (36 hours): 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.
From 2003-2010 he toured internationally with Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre (www.fabulousbeast.net) 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.
"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