Workshop: Freeing the Storyteller’s voice

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A Workshop with Michael Harvey & Pauline Down

The voice is at the heart of our storytelling practice yet many of us have a pretty meagre grasp on how to work with it and develop it.

This workshop will equip you with simple and effective techniques and attitudes that will help you tell with resonance and spontaneity, make clear and supple contact with your audience and get more satisfaction and joy from your practice as a storyteller.

This is an experiential course that will transform your performances by giving you the tools to develop your own authentic and embodied storytelling voice in the company of two highly experienced performers and facilitators. We will be working on how we can actually make our voices clearer and more free, and bringing the energy and flexibility of your voice into the heart of your storytelling. There will be a mixture of whole group, small group and partner work.

Participants don’t need to be experienced performers/storytellers but do need to know a story or parts of a story well enough to tell during workshop activities.

Tickets available here.

Michael Harvey has worked all over the world telling traditional stories and leading workshops. His storytelling home turf is the physical and mythological landscape of Wales and he has worked extensively with the production company Adverse Camber touring the award winning show Hunting the Giant’s Daughter and Dreaming the Night Field. He has won a Major Creative Wales Award and was a member of the 3rd Labo at La Maison du Conte Storytelling Centre in Paris.

Pauline Down is a voice teacher, singer and composer. She is a founder member of the Natural Voice Network and leads community choirs, holds individual and small group sessions for building confidence and vocal skills and is a leader in the field of singing and health. Pauline also has experience in theatre and performance and has a passion for performing poetry as well as close harmony a cappella singing, most recently with the Chalk Circle Collective.


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