Voice and Soma courses introduce participants to the basic parameters of somatic awareness that underpin a holistic approach to vocal expression. Particular attention is paid to the role of vertebral plasticity in the use of the moving parts of the skeleton, and how this connects with the surrounding tissues that impact most on the creation and delivery of sound: from the intense szynergy between diaphragm, rib, spine and their corresponding muscle groups, to the intricate weavings of cervical veterbra, the micro-movements of the larynx and the extraordinarily elastic space between larynx and lips.
We focus on the breath, and how it dynamically relates to the body. Partner interaction and ensemble training enable participants to benefit from the energy and vitality of others, thus opening the way to a deeper mobilisation of the imagination and creative energies. Participants learn to explore their voice, exploiting the bridge between somatic sensitivity and the sound. Simple vocalises, songs and short texts provide material for giving form to their potential.