December 7, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Community Church of St Mark

100 Hodgkinson St

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.

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.

Drop in class at Community Church of St Marks, Clifton Hill
Registration essential:
Contact Charlotte and she will send you bank details to transfer $40 before class.

The Musical Body 2016
19 October- Poetry theme (bring your fav. book or poetry)
26 Oct- Free night- bring something edible to share and $10 for venue costs
2 and 9 and 16 November- Songversations
23 November- Free Circle Sing night- bring something gluten free and edible to share (meat is welcome) and $10 for venue costs (less $ each if more than 5 people come)

27 November- Day long SUNDAY workshop at Kalorama
7 December Weekly class

(Sunday) (Oratory of Abbotsford convent)-

2pm students arrive (bring $10 and some food to share)

3pm guests arrive ($10 cost to cover venue)