BREATH, BODY, VOICE with Fides Krucker
Exploring the physical & practical embodiment of the voice
Using simple partnered and solo exercises, sighs, yawns and long tones this workshop guides you to discover different shades, colors, and boundaries of vocal expression!
Our voices come from our bodies. They are an extension of how we feel and they tell a true story. When we sing songs we use feeling and form to express and communicate our state of being.
This two-day workshop will be physical and practical. You will walk away with a better understanding of how you can learn from your voice and thus work towards health and balance - both vocal and emotional! We will use simple partnered and solo exercises as well as sighs and long tones - finally landing, with guidance, in a song. This work is of benefit to actors, singers and dancers as well as non-performers.
Fides Krucker has been an innovative interpreter of vocal music in Canada and abroad for 30 years. Based in Toronto, she teaches in Humber College's Theatre Performance program, privately in her home and internationally for several dance, theatre and diverse ability groups. Her company, Good Hair Day Productions, premiered the electroacoustic sexual-catastrophe opera Julie Sits Waiting, and received five Dora Nominations in 2013. She just finished creating and performing the vocal score for Peggy Baker’s land/body/breath which moved audiences throughout the dozen rooms of the Thomson Canadian Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario. This fall her vocal creation for the performers in Erica Mott and Ryan Ingebritsen’s full length interdisciplinary opera ‘3 Singers’ will premiere in Cleveland and Krakow. Next June, in Naples, she will originate the role of Olympia in Maurizio Squillante’s opera Alexander. Fides is currently working on draft two of her book on voice, funded in part through a Chalmers Arts Fellowship.