Fitzmaurice Voicework™ is a somatic approach to voice that “explores the dynamics between body, breath, voice, the imagination, presence and language. Integrating physical experience and mindful focus, the work develops vibrant voices that carry intention and feeling without extra effort." (from http://fitzmauricevoice.com/about.htm)
Fitzmaurice: Sound, Song and Silence Creative Expression Through Voice Intensive Throughout this workshop, we will creatively, collectively and individually consider that there are authentic sounds waiting to be explored and expressed, within all of us. These sounds are sometimes viewed as openings and sometimes as obstacles: we will view allof them as doorways into our humanity. From sound to silence, there is a unique song that lives in each of us. This song or vibration is made up of our life histories and holds a quality as unique to us as our fingerprint. Come explore freeing your voice (and body) through somatic exploration.
July 2nd - July 6th: 1030am – 1230pm Instructor: Traci Foster $100
**Please note: Classes must have secured enrolment in order to run
Traci is a disability artist, educator, coach and director, who was Canada’s first certified Fitzmaurice Voicework™ instructor (2006) and is on of Canada’s lead practitioners of the work. She explores and develops her work through somatic arts with a focus on where awareness, intuition and action intersect. Traci is the recent and humbled recipient of the 2015 YWCA’s Woman of Distinction Jacqui Shumiatcher Arts Award.
Her exploration of somatic art began before the term was trendy. Traci’s deep and thorough explorations have included and are not limited by: Fitzmaurice Voicework™, Mitzvah/Itchush Technique, Extended Vocal Technique, Pochinko Clown, Somatic Experiencing™ and Hatha Yoga. Traci’s lived experience informs her understanding of ‘somatics’ to describe embodied-focused awareness through dynamic efforts. She is the founder of Listen ToDis’ Community Arts Organization Inc.: a disability led disability arts organization. Her latest area of focus is as creator and director of Mine To Have: sexuality and circumstances, a theatre production done in collaboration with her company, The Other Ordinary.
Address: 2207 Harvey St, Regina, SK S4S 2N2 Canada
Hours: Mon - Thu: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Sat - Sun: Closed Statutory Holidays: Closed
*Special thanks to the following agencies: Government of Canada, Saskatchewan Arts Board, City of Regina, Canada Council for the Arts, CanDance, Community Initiatives Fund, Dance Saskatchewan Inc., SaskCulture, and Business for the Arts
New Dance Horizons acknowledges to be on Treaty 4 Territory, the traditional lands of the Cree, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Saulteaux, Assiniboine, and Métis Nations