Thu, 12 Sep | Arco Barco

Somatics of Singing Intro Workshop w/ Robert Sussuma (NYC)

T​his two-hour INTRODUCTORY workshop with NYC vocal teacher Robert Sussuma​ (vocallearningsystems.com), will explore vocal learning from the 21st century perspective of sensory awareness.
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Somatics of Singing Intro Workshop w/ Robert Sussuma (NYC)

Time & Location

12 Sep 2019, 18:00 – 20:00
Arco Barco, 29 Military Rd, Ramsgate CT11 9LG, UK

About The Event

Robert Sussuma, a remarkable vocal educator from NYC, is coming to the UK for a series of workshops, including his very first time in Thanet. 

More info at http://www.vocallearningsystems.com. 

PLEASE NOTE: 

Arco Barco is located within a second floor maritime arch and the only access is via a steep external staircase. We’ve extensively looked into options to amend this staircase but unfortunately, given the historical nature of the building, we've been unable to come to a solution. We'd like to take this opportunity to offer our sincerest apologies to anyone who might be restricted by this.

By purchasing a ticket(s) you accept that the premises has restricted entry which, is limited to a steep and high external staircase. You agree that you and your guests able to access the building safely and responsibly. When leaving the premises, you agree to descend the staircase backwards with both hands on the hand rails and that only one person must be on the staircase at any time.  

​------------------- ABOUT WORKSHOP :  ​------------------- 

Vocal Learning Systems (VLS) is a comprehensive learning program that centers around everything vocal - from speaking to singing, performing to teaching, basic vocal health to advanced vocal acrobatics. But, it goes way beyond the typical voice training to include a wide variety of experiences that are designed to at once clarify and expand what we know, what we think we know, and what we don’t know about the human voice and it’s wondrous capabilities and connections. 

VLS integrates and incorporates aspects of the following fields: Vocal Performance, Voice Science, Motor Learning and Kinesiology, Somatic Education, Neurology, Biology, Psychology, Music, History, Experiential Learning, Personal Development, Artistic Process, Pedagogy and more! 

Though that sounds like a lot, the real focus is on learning and on YOU! The rest is integrated seamlessly and elegantly into each experience whether it be a lesson, workshop, coaching, or training. 

The workshop is an attempt to introduce ​you to experiential, somatics- and Feldenkrais-based, vocal education. It aims to provide LIFELONG TOOLS for self-learning (applicable to​ ​any artistic practice) through the concepts of variations and 'unexpected learning'. 

We all use our voices. Most of us don't really understand or even ever think about what's going on 'down there' or the​ actual​ interaction​s​ between all the ​related ​parts of our sound-producing 'system'​, from toes to top of the spine.​ This free workshop is therefore OPEN TO ALL, from complete novices to voice professionals alike. No special equipment or clothing required.  

The self-awareness​ ​workshop ​BEGINS with ​you setting a reference for ​yourself (by singing or speaking a short phrase of ​y​our ​own ​choosing, as privately as the space will allow—this is not a performance​ nor a talent show). We will then proceed to gather sensory information about ​y​our own vocal apparatus, allowing ​us to look at how we tend to think (and imagine) the different parts of our ​own ​voice (you'll be surprised by the exploration). Through Feldenkrais-styled experiential learning (consisting of small, barely perceptible and sometimes purely imagined movements), with playfulness essential (as per neurological science) to the process, we ​will ​explore the art of self-sensing. 

The​ ​workshop ​ENDS with a return to the initial reference 'phrase', at which point participants can sense for themselves (again, this is not a performance to be assessed by either teacher or other participants) wha​t ​may ​​have, often in very unexpected ways,​ ​shifted. 

This DEEPLY PERSONAL, SUBJECTIVE and SENSORY EXPLORATION of our own selves brings a new—and lasting—ease​ ​and joy ​in our own voice​. With ​surprising and more exciting ​options ​available​ to us as singers, actors, and speakers, ​we gain a more stable and lasting self-confidence​ in our own, unique and deeply personal artistic choices​.​ 

​------------------- For further information, please look for introductory videos and ​a ​complete series of ​online workshops as well as one-on-one training from Robert Sussuma​'s VOCAL LEARNING SYSTEMS​. He's the real deal. https://vocallearningsystems.com/

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