Here’s an overview of the final full day of the conference and the general meeting the day after. July 5, 2022 “Laban for Singers: Laban Movement Analysis for Body Release and Character Development” presented by Kyle Sackett Takeaways: Created by a Hungarian dancer/father of modern dance “Laban Movement Analysis” – language to describe, visual, interpretContinue reading “Takeaways from the NATS Conference – July 5-6, 2022”
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Everything You Need to Know About World Voice Weekend
It’s a little less than one week till Early Bird pricing expires for World Voice Weekend, and if you haven’t signed up yet, maybe it’s because you’re wondering just what you’ll get for your tuition. Last Thursday’s post covered most of clinicians and their background, but here’s a little more information for you about justContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About World Voice Weekend”
World Voice Weekend – One Month to Go!
(Well, actually, it’s one month till the second day of it, but you know what I mean.) Last week, I wrote about our acting sessions with Izzie Baumann and Matt Bender. Today I want to talk about the rest of my clinicians and the variety of things we’ll be offering. Singing is a whole-body experience,Continue reading “World Voice Weekend – One Month to Go!”
World Voice Weekend: Exploring the Voice in Acting & Movement
There’s nothing quite as awful as listening to someone present information in a monotone (Anyone? Anyone?) or seeing someone performing a scene where their affect doesn’t quite match what they’re doing. World Voice Weekend isn’t just about singing and listening to singing, but all kinds of voice use. How do you use your voice whenContinue reading “World Voice Weekend: Exploring the Voice in Acting & Movement”
In the Beginning was the Word (maybe)
Or was it the music? It depends on the composer. Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart agreed that Rodgers would write the music first, and Hart would fit the words to the music. Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II began with Hammerstein’s lyrics, with Rodgers fitting the music to the lyrics. In that case, yes, theContinue reading “In the Beginning was the Word (maybe)”
A Stroke of … Scenius?
I just came across the term “scenius” a few months ago in a blogpost – I’m not sure where. I thought it might be Seth Godin, but I didn’t find it. Scenius is defined as “communal genius” that occurs in scenes rather than genes. It was created by musician Brian Eno and is intended toContinue reading “A Stroke of … Scenius?”
What Worked in 2020
Last year at this time, I felt very positive about the year going forward. I had gone through a year-by-year decade review and felt very proud of the changes I’d made and things I’d achieved. I expected even more good things to happen in 2021. Some of the things that I was expecting to doContinue reading “What Worked in 2020”
I am in the process of completely revamping my website and moving it to this platform. Sneak peek: As a result, I probably won’t be writing much for the next couple of weeks, but I did want you to know that I’m here and what’s coming up. After the success of Richard Carsey’s masterclass lastContinue reading “Staycation Projects”