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VOICE is a physical activity, and as such, complements training in dance by allowing the individual to discover interdependence of voice and body. The focus of the work lies in addressing idiosyncratic habits, which may inhibit the dancer who wishes to use their voice generally and specifically, in performance. The subject will include a selection from the following: physical awareness of breath in the body, muscularity, resonance, and rhythm through the kinaesthetic awareness of voice in the moment of speaking. Students will be expected to draw upon their experiences of integrated Body Mind practices to facilitate the interdependence of voice and body.
Intended learning outcomes
This subject will enable students to:
- identify idiosyncratic, habituated vocal patterns and work towards freedom from these restrictions
- develop a kinaesthetic understanding of the relationship between the spine and support for the breath
- explore the connection between breath and movement and sound
- develop an awareness of the natural voice by creating a physical awareness of sound
On completion of this subject students should be able to:
- Use a greater range of vocal patterns, freed from their idiosyncratic, habituated vocal patterns
- Demonstrate good alignment and strong spinal support in order to free the breathing process
- Connect breath and movement and sound
- Centre the natural voice by creating a physical awareness of sound
- Work with focus, energy and responsibility in class.
Last updated: 6 December 2019