The Musical Body
Weekend Workshops and retreats
Singing Circles, Community Circle Singing and Jamming 101 sessions
Collaborations and special guests throughout the year
What is The Musical Body?
In short, we cultivate play, wellbeing, responsiveness, spontaneity, co-creative meaning and music making, joy and curiosity through song-versations. These song-versations emerge from sharing our moments of experiencing, feeling, imagination and stories through dialogue and responding to each other. These sharings and responses then guide explorations that weave the elements of body, voice, sound, story, breath and imagination into and through our musical bodies and life. The process is collaborative and deeply nourishing. In The Musical Body, you can be a shower-singer, ‘non singer’, or a professional musician and find your groove, flow, learnings and experience the deep pleasure inherent in collaborative vocal play and creation.
Registration is essential as they are small and intimate classes (see below) and please note that this year The Musical Body is being filmed and audio-recorded from 14 Sept, see below for more details.
MORE ABOUT THE MUSICAL BODY:
We explore the potential of improvised voice with professional Jazz musicians, dancers and in relationship to ancient spiritual traditions such as Nada Yoga. The Musical Body is somewhere to create musical alchemy one sound, breath- step at a time, developing precense, and exploring the many nuances of vocal improvisation and story singing. It allows for the rhythm of breath, and the listening that is present in our true nature, our playful, responsive and musical hearts, which take flight through song. This is a program where you can foster courage, connection, collaborative creativity and community and where there is an opporutunity to explore your intentions and develop more flow in your life.
We are excited to announce that The Musical Body is being filmed this year. The intention is to document and celebrate The Musical Body, to reach more people in our community that would benefit from it and to create new possibilities and creative potential that we haven’t even thought of yet through recording quality audio and visual.
This filming and recording will take place during classes between 14th September and December 14th, 2016. It will be filmed and audio recorded by Rowan Idrans.
Consent to use this footage and audio recordings in public settings is given through attendance during this time. Attendance at a workshop that is not part of this project can be arranged by request.
Drop in class at Community Church of St Marks, Clifton Hill
Contact Charlotte and she will send you bank details to transfer $40 before class.
The Musical Body 2016 class dates are
September 7th, 14th and 21st
October 12th and 19th and (2nd oct “Wild Geese celebration!!”)
November 2nd 9th and 16th
December 7th and 14th