Liberate your voice
When: 24th - 25th June, 10-5.45pm
Where: Leeds City Centre
Cost: £85 / £70 early bird (Payments to be paid via Paypal or Bank Transfer)
Early Bird ends 27th May
Who’s it for: You must be a professional actor or seriously working towards a career in acting. If in doubt as to whether you are eligible, please get in touch (email@example.com)
Fitzmaurice Voicework® is an approach to liberating the voice in order that it can fully and truthfully communicate your intention with freedom and focus. The work combines classical western voice training with adaptations of yoga, shiatsu, mindfulness, Reichian bodywork and Bioenergetics, and other somatic practices. This work invites us to find power, presence, spontaneity, truth and emotional connection within our work.
This introductory course will offer the opportunity to explore the arc of destructuring and structuring, working towards finding authenticity, flexibility and presence within the voice. We will explore how we might identify and release those blockages and tensions that hinder full and truthful physical and vocal expression of our thoughts.
Matthew studied at Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. He has taught on professional training and degree programmes for 15 years. As well as teaching voice and singing, he has directed several plays and musical theatre productions and contributed to the writing of new degree programmes. Matthew is an Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® and has taught voice and singing at several respected training institutions including LIPA, Guildford School of Acting and Italia Conti. He has performed in Opera, Oratorio and Musical Theatre at venues such as the Royal Opera House, the Albert Hall, the Barbican, the Salzburg Festival and with Garsington Opera. Matthew’s voice teaching is influenced by his study of classical and contemporary vocal techniques and incorporates movement work, mindfulness and awareness of the therapeutic nature of acting/voice/movement training.
You will need to bring a yoga mat, a small and sturdy cushion/pillow or Zafu that can be used to prop up the body, layers of clothing that you are able to move in, socks, a couple of pieces of memorised text that you would like to work with during the workshop.
More information about the work can be found at www.fitzmauricevoice.com
"Having taken a Fitzmaurice Voicework class a few years ago, I was amazed at both the change in my use of my own voice, and also how closely this work linked to The Meisner Technique. Both techniques relate to 'the moment' with Fitzmaurice using the voice in response to it. I'm thrilled Matt is coming to work with us for a full weekend!"