DANCING WITH VOICE: A Holistic Approach to Training and Performance

September 12 2015 to September 13 2015

5th Annual Conference

Healthy Approaches in the Training of Performing Artists, Chapman University, Orange, CA

Musical theatre actors take a wide range of dance classes, acting classes, voice, speech and dialect classes, and private singing lessons, which they must then integrate in performance. “Telling the story,” and using the language can help to bring it all together with efficient, unlabored breath management, and with physicality that releases the voice.

This participative workshop draws on both clinical and practice-based research, as it introduces an approach designed to synthesize and streamline the actor’s work in both training and performance.