Voice masterclass: the Patsy Rodenburg method
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: DVP050
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
We will explore through practical exercises the basic methodology of the leading voice practitioner Patsy Rodenburg in this three hour workshop delivered in the college.
What will we cover?
The different techniques that Patsy Rodenburg advocates in breath, phonation, articulation, pitch and presence.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Embody efficient posture and alignment.
Demonstrate a greater physical and vocal presence.
Use muscles of articulation to speak with precision and freedom.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Ideally you will have a fundamental knowledge of the methodology of Patsy Rodenburg, but open to anyone wishing to explore Voice at a more intensive level.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You should read one of Patsy Rodenburg's books ahead of time such as The Right to Speak or 'Presence'.
As part of the course content, your tutor may record your image for initial and ongoing assessment purposes. You are entitled to decline to participate in the recording of your image.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Bring a small hand mirror and notepad and pen.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Voice: Technique; The Actor's Voice.
Please refer to our
full sequence of voice and speech classes at City Lit (click here) as you consider which area you would like to study next.
VOICE & SPEECH: Having trained at LAMDA (1981-1984) and worked in all media, Danielle has taught the voice module of the Foundation in Drama course since 1995. She continues this with as much enthusiasm as ever, alongside teaching Actor'sVoice, Communication Skills, and Vocal Anatomy. FLAMENCO: Danielle trained in classical ballet, tap and jive, and was drawn to flamenco with all its intricate expressive power. She has taught Flamenco since 1999, and also runs her own company Flamenco Con Gusto, which provides performance opportunities for students of flamenco. DIRECTING: Having performed a decade of monthly full-length improvised plays with FLUXX Theatre, Danielle now writes, directs and choreographs Flamenco Musical Dramas: films and theatre productions that integrate actors’ performances with flamenco dance, music & song. Such productions include 'La Manada' (WAF 2019) and City Lit Theatre Company’s adaptation of Lorca’s play 'YERMA Flamenca' (Spring 2020). If you are interested in taking part in this exciting project, check the course outline for DRA141, and contact the Drama Department to arrange your audition.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.