The Actors Centre

Fitzmaurice Voicework Technique: A Whole Body Approach to Your Voice

WHAT IS IT? Fitzmaurice Voicework® technique is a physical approach to vocal training. It combines classic voice training methods with variations of body work including yoga, bioenergetics, and Reichian bodywork. This work aims to support actors, singers, performers or anyone to develop their voice to communicate with greater authenticity. It is taught in the MFA acting programs at Yale and Harvard, as well as NYU Studios, the Moscow Art Theatre School, and other institutions across the world. HOW WILL IT WORK? The aim is to discover our vocal potential through movement and stillness. This workshop gives you an opportunity to explore your limitless vocal possibility in depth as we use simple movements that encourage the flow of energy to open our breath and untangle knots in our body, mind and voice. Integrating physical experience and mental focus, the work develops vibrant voices that communicate intention and feeling without excess effort. We start with relaxation that is followed by series of specific positions in which we explore breath, sound and voice itself. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? By the end of this workshop you should be able to use this highly effective vocal and physical warm-up as part of your training routine & have an understanding of the dynamics between body, breath, voice & develop a deeper connection with your text. (Please bring a bottle of water, a yoga mat, comfortable clothes to wear, a prepared text such as a monologue, poem or song). Price: £30.

Tutor

Michaela Bartoskova

Michaela is a Voice / Movement Coach and Creative Director who focuses on developing vocal skills through movement. She is a Voice Coach at the Met Film School at Ealing Studios and a Movement Director of To Move with Voice project that integrates specific yoga positions with contemporary vocal techniques; in addition to running her private studio practice and other vocal projects. Michaela trained with Catherine Fitzmaurice, the Founder of Fitzmaurice Voicework® at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama.

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