Movement and Voice

Thursday, May 17
1:30pm to 3:30pm

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel
1150 Wellington Road South, London

Part of Theatre Ontario Festival 2018 in London

The first hour will focus on body dynamic: utilizing your strengths and finding the character instinctively. Learn to develop a personalized warm-up to address your individual blocks. We'll also tackle some mime.

The second hour will be for voice, defying the idea that actors need body mics. Starting with an insomnia-killing relaxation exercise (wear comfy clothing and bring something soft to lie on), we will learn to achieve stress-free volume via natural body resonance. Then on to enunciation exercises to banish the mumbles.

The body and voice go together. This seems a logical conclusion, but actors need to learn that 'feeling at home in their instrument' is as essential as learning their lines.

Ebbs_DanDan Ebbs has been experimenting with theatre for over forty years. Studying at Humber College prepared him for five years of underemployment in the Toronto theatre community in the 80s. So he tried education: Southwestern Ontario, South Korea, the Czech Republic, and Banff. His latest incarnation is fulfilling various contracts for the London Arts Council (teaching, mime/clown, historical tours), teaching writing for Spectrum, or writing and performing one-person shows (usually funded by the LAC). He's also delving into local history with the Crazy Beautiful People team, creating a multi-disciplined history project about the Home County Music and Arts Festival, deadline: 50th anniversary in 2023. His dream: to destroy the 4th wall, to make the audience as integral to the action as the actors.

Pre-registration is NOT required for this workshop.

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