Embodying the Voice While Moving
by Patricia Bardi
About the workshop:
Developing emotive power and physical presence are essential tools for the performer. The body is the vehicle for bringing vocal resonance, articulation, and nuance into a whole-body movement experience. Developing our breath awareness through actively moving enhances our vocal presence and engages our body awareness with more vitality and detail. This helps to build an active, inspired dialogue in experiencing and developing our communication skills and expression in life and in our creativity.
My work combines vocal expression with physical movement to deepen awareness and awaken perception in ways that foster transformation. Participants will use vocal and physical practices to explore the skeletal, organ, and fluid systems as a source for discovering the resonance of sound in a whole-body movement experience. From this sense of physical connection, we will move into interacting with sounds coming from physical gestures and fluctuating rhythms.
We will work on connecting our breath to physical sensation while actively moving in space. We will engage with sound and language through improvisation opening up the space inside ourselves, in partners, in ensemble interaction, and in a shared circle of sound & rhythm.
Bringing the body into a felt sense of awareness provides fertile ground for bringing vocal presence into a whole-body experience that supports our capacity to communicate and enhance our performance skills. Our expression begins to converge & navigate through uncharted territory refreshing our relationship to our creativity and sense of aliveness.
Patricia Bardi is a native New Yorker currently living in Amsterdam. She is an independent dance/voice artist, improvisational performer, educator, researcher, bodywork specialist, licensed natural health practitioner and somatic movement educator. Patricia has toured extensively, teaching and performing at international festivals, universities and theater schools throughout Europe, North America, Japan and India.
For more than 25 years, she is the founder/director of the accredited certification program – VMI Somatic Practice combining Vocal Dance, Voice Movement Integration and Vital Movement Integration Bodywork centered in Amsterdam. She is a founding member of the School for Body-Mind Centering (USA), London’s Chisenhale Dance Space and founder of the Rocca Project, an interdisciplinary performance arts and healing practice program in Tuscany.
She has received a London Arts Choreographer Award, conducted research on North Indian vocal music in India sponsored by the Arts Council of Britain. Bardi has presented her work on voice and movement and somatic practice at London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Netherland National Centre of Performing Arts, Body Brain and Cognition Conference, Oxford University and most recently at the Voice and Somatics Symposium in London. She has contributed a chapter to Somatic Voices in Performance Research and Beyond, published by Routledge, 2021.
Website – www.patriciabardi.com
Instagram – vmi.somatic.practice
Monday till Friday
February 13th – 17th
14:30 till 18:30
Registration fee of 80 € (as part of the 200 €)
Tictac’s small studio (the amount of participants will be limited to 20)
“What people said about my last workshop in 05/22 at Tictac Centre”:
“I felt that this method/way of seeing the connection between body and voice as different “devices”, but interconnected as extensions of the Self, that they can help and follow each other in an infinite dialogue; has been a complete EXPERIENCE. In the sense that it passes through the body not only as a concept, but also as something that you can feel through your senses. After the workshop, I feel much more connected to my core, connected to my breath, body and voice as tools-souls I can use to explore my creativity.”
~ Sofia Alonso Wilson journalist, writer and sings
“Patricia takes us to places that the brain does not understand. The voice and the body are brought to work together, gently and helps us to connect to this deep presence within us. A work to connect to our impulses, to what the body and the voice wish to express beyond what our head would like. We find ourselves in stage in improvisation with these others who become allies and with whom there are strong exchanges. Deep working together.”
~ Marine Mehri – singer/performer/midwife