For Actors, Directors, Singers, Dancers, Choreographers
2nd Intensive June 25 – 29, 2021 ONLINE
WORKING ACROSS BOUNDARIES IN THEATRE, MUSIC AND DANCE
Course Leaders: JOAN MELTON and JENNIE MORTON
JAMES HARRISON, Australian Actor/Director, implementing principles and exercises from Kendo in Actor Training
ZAC BRADFORD, American/Australian singer, linking scientific information with practical application in the Voice Studio
MIMI QUILLIN, Creator of Call Fosse at the Minskoff, leading a fascinating journey through dance techniques and multiple styles
ELEANOR TAYLOR, AmSAT-certified Alexander Technique teacher, enhancing performer presence through ease of body and breath
ROBERT LEWIS, Director, theatre maker and author, integrating voice with movement and physical theatre practices
2nd Intensive includes:
- Review and updates for candidates applying for certification
- Opportunities to lead two 50-minute sessions, followed by assessments
- Classes with master teachers of the Alexander Technique, Laban and Suzuki
- Filmed discussion of research topics currently of interest and in focus
To apply, please contact email@example.com - 2nd Intensive participants must have completed a 1st, or Five-Day Intensive in 2020 or earlier.
JUNE 25TH WILL BE A DAY OF WORKSHOPS AND DISCUSSION FOR BOTH INTENSIVES.
Registration deadline May 28, 2021, No tuition refund after June 4, 2021
Dr. Joan Melton, Director, One Voice Centre, is a leading researcher in cross-disciplinary performance techniques and a pioneer in the integration of singing and voice/movement training for actors. Author of three groundbreaking textbooks, One Voice (2nd Ed 2012), Singing in Musical Theatre (2007), Dancing with Voice (2015), she has taught at major centers of drama and music in the US, UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand. Joan is an Emeritus Professor of Theatre, CA State University Fullerton, a Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, and an Associate Artist with NY Classical Theatre. www.joanmelton.com
Jennie Morton, co-founder of One Voice Centre, is originally from the UK, a former professional dancer, singer, and actor who now works as an Osteopath specializing in Performing Arts Medicine. Based in Los Angeles. she uses an integrative approach to managing physical and emotional challenges in clinical work. She is a performance coach for dancers, instrumentalists, and professional voice users and Wellness Professor at the Colburn School, LA. Jennie has published numerous articles on performing arts healthcare and is author of The Authentic Performer: Wearing A Mask and the Effect on Health (2015), Dancing Longer, Dancing Stronger (2019), and The Embodied Dancer: A Guide to Optimal Performance (2017). www.jenniemorton.com
James Harrison is an Australian theatre-maker, musician, and performance coach based in Tasmania. He is keen to create new works that explore the Australian experience and investigate the methods by which performers train. His ongoing work suggests that many of the exigencies of performance could be addressed by implementing key elements of Kendo, a Japanese martial art, and he has devised a series of exercises that explore those concepts. Pivotal to the approach Is the idea that increasing demands on vocalization in training, prepares the performer for easier vocalization in performance. https://youtu.be/wKq2uR4RLs8
Zac Bradford heads New York Vocal Coaching Australia, the first international branch of NYVC. He is an American/Australian singer and teacher with advanced degrees from New York University and Queensland Conservatorium, Brisbane. He works professionally both in music theatre and as a gig singer performing a wide variety of styles. Zac is on the Jazz Department faculty at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane. He is passionate about seeking a holistic, approach to voice training, where detailed scientific information is mindfully linked with practical application. http://australia.newyorkvocalcoaching.com/
Mimi Quillin danced in several regional companies before working with Bob Fosse on the revival of Sweet Charity. Broadway credits include the original Ragtime, Ain't Broadway Grand and Sweet Charity. A.R. Gurney's Snowball took her to Hartford Stage and The Old Globe Theatre in the UK, BBC Radio's Custom of the Country by Edith Wharton, and Zero Hour by Ray Bradbury. Mimi's one-woman play, Call Fosse at the Minskoff, was awarded Best Production in Theatre Row's United Solo 2016 Festival. July 2017 marked the world premiere of her three-person play, DÉGAGÉ (disengage) at the Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY. www.mimiquillin.com
Eleanor Taylor, Alexander Technique teacher, m.AmSAT, is on faculties of the Manhattan School of Music, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and Respiro Opera, and maintains a private teaching studio in Manhattan, where she specializes in working with singers and actors to improve performance, prevent injury, and reduce anxiety using the Alexander Technique. Eleanor trained in Jessica Wolf's Art of Breathing and Betsy Polatin's The Actor's Secret methods, and holds BM and MM degrees in vocal performance from New England Conservatory and the University of Minnesota, respectively www.eleanortaylorAT.com
Dr. Robert Lewis, Course Director, Creative Industries, and Lecturer in Acting for Stage and Screen, Charles Sturt University, NSW, Australia, has published theatre performances and films through Contemporary Arts Media (Artfilms) and written academic articles on voice/movement integration. He trained in Laban, Suzuki and Butoh, and is passionate about integrating voice with movement and physical theatre practices, Robert is Director of Persona Collective, a performance group focusing on integrative practice and research, and founder/director of the AusAct: Australian Actor Training Conference. His PhD focused on intercultural performance training aesthetics and integrative practices. https://arts-ed.csu.edu.au/schools/communication-creative-industries/sta...