The Drama School Mumbai is delighted to bring Sara Matchett back to Mumbai! Sara is a senior lecturer at the Department of Drama, University of Cape Town, and associate teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. She will conduct a two day long, intensive voice training workshop at the DSM this January.
Fitzmaurice Voicework is an unique system of theatre voice practice that integrates Euro-American voice training methods with adaptations of somatic body work including yoga, bioenergetics and shiatsu. The system is divided into two main components: Destructuring and Restructuring. Destructuring refers to a series of physical positions that are used to encourage the breath and voice to be free from habitual tensions, allowing for the discovery of a more authentic and spontaneous vocal expression. In Restructuring, this spontaneous and sometimes chaotic expression is channeled into a healthy voice that is free from tension, and is flexible, focused and emotionally connected.
The breath is investigated as the impulse as well as thread that connects body, voice, imagination and language. This ultimately serves to enhance the live sensorial presence of the performer in relation to themselves, their fellow performers and to the audience.
Sara Matchett’s teaching profile centres around practical and academic courses which include, voice, acting, theatre-making, applied drama/theatre, and performance analysis. She is presently completing her PhD at the University of Cape Town where her study aims to investigate the soma, the relation between breath and emotion and breath and image, in an attempt to make performance that is inspired by a biography of the body. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of The Mothertongue Project which focuses on women’s theatre with particular reference to cross-community professional theatre, as a means of facilitating conversations across differences. Her most recent work with The Mothertongue Project, is Walk: South Africa, which was made in conversation with Maya Krishna Rao’s Walk. The performance is a response to rape culture and violence against women. Walk:South Africa will be performed at the VIFA in Bhopal.
Date: 19th and 20th January
Time: 8am to 2pm
Venue: Bhalerao Auditorium, Mumbai Marathi Sahitya Sangh, Dr Bhalerao Marg, Charni Road Kele Wadi, Mumbai-400002
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