BREATH, BODY, VOICE
with Fides Krucker
Saturday, January 24
Only $100 if you register before January 5th!!
Our voices come from our bodies. They are an extension of how we feel and they
tell a true story. When we sing we use feeling and form to express and communicate our state of being.
This day long 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.
The workshop will be held at the National Museum of Health + Medicine Chicago, 175 W. Washington Street, convenient to the Brown, Orange, Pink, Purple, and Red Line Trains and multiple bus routes. Street and lot parking available.
For more information, please visit www.ericamott.com
ABOUT FIDES KRUCKER:
Fides Krucker has been an innovative interpreter and creator of vocal music in Canada and abroad for thirty years. Based in Toronto, she teaches in Humber College's theatre department, privately from her home and internationally for several dance, theatre and diverse ability groups. In 2012 Fides’ company, Good Hair Day Productions, commissioned and premiered Louis Dufort and Tom Walmsley’s sexual-catastrophe, electro-acoustic opera Julie Sits Waiting; it was nominated for five Dora Awards. She just finished creating and performing the vocal score for Peggy Baker’s land/body/breath which premiered within the dozen rooms of the Thomson Canadian Collection at the Art Gallery of Ontario and she is currently dramaturge for Peggy’s next full-length work. Her award winning collective, URGE, active from 1991 to 2004, helped break ground in Canada for subsequent generations of interdisciplinary artists; their final work is being published by Playwrights Canada Press in 2015. In early 2015 she will sit at the heart of Nik Beeson’s CD Dive, singing like a mermaid. Her work with Kazumi Tsuruoka (creating and directing an r n’b show about disability and love) was turned into the NFB film How does it feel (dir. Lawrence Jackman.) This coming June she will originate the role of Olympia in Maurizio Squillante’s opera Alexander for the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia. Fides is currently working on draft three of her book on voice thanks to the generous support of a Chalmer’s Fellowship.