Our Somatic Voice

Our Somatic Voice Workshop

17th June 2018
10am – 5pm
Chandler Hall, near Waterloo, London, SE11 6DU

This 1-day event is a collaboration of vocal research & practice in the field of voice, movement & the body. Three taster workshops (1.5hrs each) will step through differing aspects of voice from:
– The Fitzmaurice Voicework®
– Sound & Movement
– The Vocal Resonances & Anatomy
Concluded with a final collaborative workshop at the end of the day.

The 3 Workshops

Exploring Fitzmaurice Voicework (Michaela Bartovska)
Fitzmaurice Voicework® technique is a physical approach to vocal training. It combines classical voice training methods with variations of body work including yoga, bioenergetics, and Reichian bodywork. This supports actors, singers, performers, public speakers, storytellers and anyone who is interested in authentic vocal expression. We start with relaxation that is followed by a sequence of specially designed postures, accompanied by unique guidelines that support your breathing, sounding and vocal expression.

Moving Words (Zoe Katsilerou)
Through a playful and creative approach, we will explore how words inspire movement and how movement can suggest musicality on spoken text. The workshop will include a rigorous physical warm up, voice work as inspired by Cicely Berry and Frankie Armstrong, improvisation, partner and solo work. This work will develop a deeper understanding on the interlinks between movement, musicality & voice, and the way sound moves.

The Anatomy of Voice & Resonance (Vicky Wright)
From the vocal work developed by Elizabeth Baron & Giovanni Fusetti, we will explore the 10 key resonances of the body. How the body makes sounds & the range of character voices and accents these can create. From this foundation we will take it one step futher, exploring the anatomy behind breath & the effects of vocal resonance on the vagus nerve, & its role in health.

The Teachers

MichaelaMichaela Bartoskova is a Voice / Singing / Movement Coach who runs her private studio practice and other vocal projects in London. She is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, who works with actors, singers and community groups, helping to release the voice & facilitate a spontaneous singing adventure full of world music, improvisation, body and vocal percussion. www.michaelasound.com


zoe.jpgZoe Katsilerou specialises on the synergy between movement and voice and works with performers in Universities across Europe such as the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of Glasgow and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Her practice combines contemporary dance, physical theatre, traditional Eastern European singing and classical music studies, with a focus on vocality, physical training and improvisation. www.zoekatsilerou.com

Vicky WVicky Wright has a background in Lecoq-based physical theatre, training at Helikos International School of Theatre Creation, Italy. She specialises in movement & mask, is a mask-maker, movement therapist and founder of Making Faces Theatre. Her passion is the body. She will be sharing practices in voice & resonance, exploring how the body makes sound & its connection to the Vagus nerve & body health. www.makingfacestheatre.co.uk

We will play, explore and create! The workshop is open to performers, actors, musicians and anyone who is interested in exploring voice.

Workshop ticket – £60

Please bring a bottle of water, a yoga mat, a small pillow, and wear comfortable clothes.

Book here…