Dr. Tara McAllister-Viel

An Introduction to Key Principles and Practices of an intercultural approach to training actors’ voices: Breath and Sounding

An Introduction to Key Principles and Practices of an intercultural approach to training actors’ voices: Breath and Sounding
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Samstag, 01. Oktober 2016, 9h00 – 11h00
Sonntag, 02. Oktober 2016, 9h00 – 11h00

aktive und passive Teilnahme möglich
Die Kurssprache ist Englisch

This masterclass, in tandem with lecture, will introduce participants to an intercultural approach to training actors’ voices which interweaves key principles and practices of a vocal art form called p’ansori with an Anglo-American branch of training called, the ‘natural’ or ‘free’ voice approach.

This masterclass specifically focuses breath into sounding through a training sequence called, Vocal Floor Barre. Participants will investigate breath support and capacity through ‘dahnjeon breathing’, as well as investigate the differences between ‘bodymind’ and Anglo-American forms of ‘pyscho-physical’ training and the role of ‘ki’ (energy) in practice.

Dr. Tara McAllister-Viel is currently Head of Voice at East 15 School of Acting, University of Essex, a London-based acting conservatoire (England, U.K). Previously, she lead the voice programme for the Collaborative and Devised Theatre specialty, BA(hon)-Acting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (London, England, U.K.) and was Visiting Professor-Voice for graduate and undergraduate acting conservatoires at The Korean National University of Arts, School of Drama, (Seoul, S. Korea). While teaching at KNUA, Tara studied a traditional Korean vocal art form called p’ansori under Human Cultural Treasures Han Nong Son and Song UHyang over the course of four years. From this she developed an intercultural approach to training actors voices and has published numerous articles about her experiences (Modern Drama, Contemporary Theatre Review, Theatre Topics, Voice and Speech Review). Tara is the current Associate Editor-in-Chief for the Voice and Speech Review (Routledge). She teaches voice workshops internationally: The Institute of Speech and Phonetics University of Halle, Dipartimento Di Musica E Spettacolo, [CIMES] University of Bologna,The National Drama School (Spain), The Grotowski Institute (Wroclaw), The Korean Cultural Centre (London) and has presented her work at international conferences: IFTR, ATHE, VASTA, AAP, CPR, ICV. Recent professional work includes: a voice/art installation, The Rootless Forest, in partnership with Beth Derbyshire (Birmingham Institute of Art and Design), the Birmingham Afghan Refugee community and Arts Council England as well as directed an original verbatim piece, From the Mouths of Mothers, at the London Pleasance Theatre, in cooperation with MOSAC and the Arts for All award scheme. It received five stars in Time Out London. Tara received her PhD-Performance Practice (Voice) from the University of Exeter, School of Performance Arts, England (UK) and (three-year) Masters of Fine Arts-Acting degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Asian/Experimental Theatre programme (USA).