Voice and Soma

Kevin's teaching reaches out to a wide public:

– Performers from all disciplines, theatre, dance and music

– A varied body of practitioners who wish to augment their skills
in vocal expression

– Individuals wishing to discover more about their voice,
its potential and connectedness to their lives and workspace

Voice and Soma

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.

Voice Course - Voice and Soma

Further information and registration: please email me at info@kevincrawfordvoice.com or use the contact form.

Kevin Crawford
Living in Castiglion Fiorentino, Tuscany, Italy
Worked with Roy Hart and was founder member of the Roy Hart Theatre from 1967
Has been teaching since 1975

At this point in my teaching I do not espouse a single philosophy or approach, although my work is permeated with Roy Hart’s direct legacy. My aim is to invite students to re-examine their assumptions about the voice, and to propose a coherent approach that they can refer to in their personal and professional life. My place in this is as privileged observer, informed ‘provocateur’ and patient guide for reconstructing a wider vocal vision.