Galop have asked me to publish a series of free workshops in London on Thursday evenings from 21st March.
Voice and Movement: More Free Workshops for All trans* people
Following on from the success of the first series, Galop is offering another chance for you to participate in these innovative workshops. The sessions will involve using your voice to connect to your body, to challenge, explore and celebrate your own senses of self – however that manifests itself for you. We’ll use deep relaxation techniques and elements of Yoga and the Alexander technique to understand breath; for example, how the muscles in our bodies produce the breath which supports the sounds we make. We’ll be experimenting with the different places sound resonates in our bodies (and the different qualities of sound these make), and exploring the pitch and range of our voices. We’ll combine this voice work with movement; for example, we’ll use our understanding of breath and support to dance the waltz together in session 2. These sessions will be a chance to explore and embrace your physical sides in playful and experimental ways. Whether you’re a commanding leader or expressive partner, you can decide: and of course you’re free to interpret and move between different roles as you wish. There will be plenty of time for reflection and feedback in the sessions. All are welcome, playfulness encouraged! When? 8 week course, Thursday evenings 7-9 from 21st May. Where? Central School of Speech and Drama Spaces are limited so to find out more or book your place, contact Ben Gooch by phone 0207 704 6767 or email to benjamin.gooch[at]galop.org.uk (make the usual replacement to get a valid email address).
About the tutors: Glen Snowden. Glen trained at the Royal Ballet School, and has danced extensively with Ballet Companies in Europe, North America and South East Asia. He works at the Drama Centre London where he also teaches a number of styles including jazz, ballet, historical and social dance. Helen Ashton Helen trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating with Distinction from the MA in Voice Studies. She has taught at various London Drama Schools and worked extensively in community settings, through Knowledge Transfer at CSSD. Helen is committed to helping people from all walks of life to communicate expressively and with ease.
About Galop Galop is London’s anti violence charity; we offer confidential advice and support to people who have witnessed or experienced transphobia. Our helpine number is 0207 704 67 07. Want to find out more about us? Visit http://www.galop.org.uk Come as you are be you trans, FTM, MTF, woman, man, TV, TS, bi-gender, ambi-gender, androgyne, CD, gender queer, or your own special creation.