Working with methods of great voice practitioners: David Carey
Time: 15:15 - 17:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: DS119
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
A practical workshop based on The Vocal Arts Workbook by David Carey, one of our greatest voice teachers: explore practical exercises around achieving clarity and expression with your voice.
What will we cover?
Alignment; breath and articulation exercises.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Embody physiologically efficient posture
Demonstrate free, centred & supported breathing in voice and speech
Use muscles of articulation to speak with precision and freedom
Communicate text with natural lively expression
Identify aspects of own vocal use that could be improved by following the precepts advocated in The Vocal Arts Workbook.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Everyone who is interested in the voice is welcome.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You should be familiar with the book before you attend the workshop.
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 copy of the text with you as well as a notebook and pen and small hand mirror. You should be dressed appropriately for floor work exercises.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Enrol on all workshops in the Great Voice Practitioners series.
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.