THE TROJAN WOMEN
A WORKSHOP ON VOICE AND TEXT
5 DAYS WORKSHOP in the Spring 2019 in Mariehamn, ALAND ISLAND
In our workshop, we will work practically with the speaking voice in relation to breathing, movement and space applied on monologues and scenes from Euripides The Trojan Women.
The workshop for professional artists in the performing arts, is led by LumparLab Theatre Association and the teacher is Grete Sneltvedt.
The main focus of the workshop is the research of interplay between voice and body and we investigate different steps from breathing to the staging, starting from actors’ training through voice.
The human being is always present in the art of acting, physically and concretely, with a resonating, vibrating voice in a living body. The art of acting deals with what it means to exist.
We strive to ground the body-voice so that the spoken words can be made from flesh and blood. In acting, we speak about “giving voice to” and “making oneself heard” and this will be of key importance during the workshop. Equally important will be awareness of sound, of listening to and hearing ourselves and others.
We work mornings and afternoons between 10.00 – 16.30 with one hours lunch break.
During the morning sessions, we will concentrate on training and technical work on voice. The preparatory work will then be applied to texts that will be transformed to monologues/scenes in the afternoon.
GRETE SNELTVEDT (performing arts pedagogue) will base her work on the training and experiences she has received in her work with Nadine George and her technique. The voice is the technical tool that creates the connection between sound, feeling and words, says Nadine George, and her technique enables the actor to get in touch with this connection.
The training is built up in steps going from partner and group work with breathing exercises, moving on to the voice and exploring different sound qualities – male and female – followed by individual work.
This leads directly into work on texts by Euripides where we apply “Full voice”. This method offers space in the body for vibrations for the actor to speak with full power engaging the whole body. Prime aspects of the training focus on breathing, gravity, relaxation and direction. The sounds made are coloured by inner body experiences connected with technical tools.
Grete Sneltvedt has developed her teaching throughout the last 20 years. She worked together with the Russian master Jurij Alschitz with further education for stage artists in Europe for 7 years. Since 2012 she has trained regularly with Nadine George and with the dancer and choreographer Silvana Barbarini on movement. She has organized workshops with focus on movement, voice and text, taught in universities and high schools and made performances to further develop her skills.
Since Nadine George will be present in order to observe our work during this workshop she will also offer individual lessons at an additional fee.
One month before the workshop you will receive information about the texts you will be working on.
You will need to learn these texts/poems by heart before you arrive.
The working language will be English and you may choose if you want to act in English or in your mother tongue (I can provide you with good translations to Swedish and English).
- Binding registration: will be announced soon
- Fee: The price for the workshop is 300 €
- The workshop will take place in BelCantos’ studios in outskirts of Mariehamn. We will help participants to find lodging at a reasonable prize.More practical information and exact date of the workshop will be announced soon
For registration and further information, contact Grete Sneltvedt on email:
or mobile +358 (0) 457 342 7188
Download prospect pdf:
Spring workshop 2019