ERRATICA // ‘Introduction to Body/Opera’ workshop for singers (6th-10th July 2015)

May 24, 2015 in All Opportunities, Performers, residencey and summerschool by newmusicscotland

ERRATICA are running a five-day ‘Introduction to Body/Opera’ workshop (6th-10th July), exploring their unique approach to devised music theatre.

Led by ERRATICA’s artistic director Patrick Eakin Young and members of ERRATICA’s ensemble company, this practical workshop will introduce participants to Body/Opera:  a holistic training, rehearsal and devising method. Grounded in fundamental ‘Viewpoints’ exercises, the workshop builds towards free ensemble improvisation, following a highly structured and rigorous approach.

Artistic director Patrick Eakin Young has been running workshops in Body/Opera since 2010, and, in 2012, he founded an ensemble opera company to specialise in the technique.

Body/Opera provides: 

• a training programme of movement and stage presence skills, tailored specifically to singers  • a flexible new approach to staging existing vocal repertoire  • a method for developing shared listening and communication on stage  • a clear framework for improvisation that removes the anxiety associated with ‘being creative’

The workshop will feature a session with guest composer Matt Rogers, a long-time ERRATICA collaborator, whose new opera The Virtues of Things opened at the Linbury Studio Theatre in May 2015.

Participants should: 

• be confident, experienced singers from any background • have excellent musicianship and aural skills • have an interest in contemporary vocal repertoire

Workshop dates: 6th–10th July 2015, 10am–5pm

Fee: £225

Location: The Print Room at the Coronet, Notting Hill Gate

To apply, please submit a completed application form to apply@erratica.org by Monday 1st June, 5pm, along with an attached or linked recording (see form). Participants will be randomly selected from the eligible applications.

For more info and to download application forms, visit: http://www.erratica.org/body-opera

Any questions, contact: apply@erratica.org