INDIVIDUALUNTERRICHT: Je nach Wunsch ist auch Individualunterricht für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene möglich. (Nächste Gelegenheit bestätigt werden. Preis: 65€ für eine Stunde.
Individual lesson, (price £70): Possibility to book a one to one class in October. Please contact Margaret.
VOICE–BODY INTENSIVE (Intermediate /Advanced level)
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 open to participants interested in the Roy Hart approach to developing the range of vocal expression and who have some experience of voice and body work.
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 67€ 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€ (After 1st May 2019: 580€) Number of places limited to 12.
(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 is an intense and amazing journey into the relationship between body and voice - prepare to reveal aspects of your vocal range you didn't know existed! ....World class teaching." 2017 Sofia Flesch Baldin, Broadcaster, Voice Trainer, Germany.
"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.