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)
This somatic approach to voice uses Asana or 'dynamic efforts' to experience released breath, exploring voice and movement and the connection between psyche and soma.
“There are many practical benefits to improved vocal functioning. And, since breath and voice lie at the intersection of the material and the non-material, this work can also assist in creative, intellectual, and spiritual growth.” – from Breathing is Meaning, Catherine Fitzmaurice
** Drop ins are first come first serve basis with reservations made by contacting the office or at the beginning of class. Classes purchased are non transferable and must be used by the final week of class.
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 To Dis’ 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
NDH acknowledges that our organization creates, inspires, and educates on Treaty 4 Territory. We affirm our relationship and partnership with the First Nations and Métis people that live here, in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.