Vancouver 5-Day Intensive
Join David Smukler and Core VI Faculty in this rejuvenating format which provides time and space to engage your curiosity, tap your potential and journey into deep understanding of vocal, physical and emotional presence. Cultivate confidence, clarity and responsiveness in your work with text. Explore the connection of the body, the voice and the word in your speaking. Immerse yourself in daily explorations of movement, breath, imagination, resonance, rhythm, and range in a supportive and dynamic atmosphere.
As a participant, you are likely to leave with plenty of answers, invigorating questions, refined skills and an enlivened personal practice that supports your professional goals and artistic process.
Dates and Location
Wednesday June 6, 2018 - Sunday June 10, 2018
Full days including some evenings
Hosted by the University of British Columbia
Tuition and Application
$670 CAD Early bird registration by Apr 30, 2018
Start application here
What to Expect
During the three weeks, you will have opportunities to:
- develop a deep understanding of your unique breath and voice
- foster a tangible awareness of your own vocal and physical habits
- experience and incorporate the Linklater classical voice warm up progression into your artistic practice
- explore a wealth of tools with which to tap into your imagination
- build a coherent and integrated approach to physical, vocal, and text preparation
- deepen your ability to be in relationship with your scene partner and your audience
Seasoned actors and advanced students are invited to renew and revitalize their craft. Directors and playwrights can gain a more profound understanding of the actor’s craft as well as a new organic process for their work. Dancers and movers in the performing arts can expect to find a deeper connection to their own bodies through the window of their resonant voices. Voice teachers will acquire new approaches to enrich their teaching.
How to Prepare
The nature of the work demands a high level of commitment in terms of time and energy. Here’s what you can do to make the most of the Intensive:
Clear your schedule; avoid working and auditions if at all possible; tell friends and family you may be unavailable during the time.
Purchase enough groceries and healthy food options to last 5 days
Get as much sleep as possible; honour your impulse to slow down
Arrive to each session, including warm up, early so that you can give yourself time to transition into the work with consciousness and care
Become familiar with and memorize any assigned text in advance of the Intensive. Texts TBA
Mornings are dedicated to vocal/physical practice and exploration, while the afternoons and evenings will focus on the application to image work, story, language and text. On the last day of the Intensive, we will have an evening of celebration.
A typical day may look like this:
8:15 - 8:30am - Personal arrival
8:30 - 9:00am - Group Morning Practice
9:15 - 11:00am - Movement
11:15 - 1:00pm - Voice
2:30 - 4:15pm - Image
4:30 – 6:15pm Text
7:15 – 9:15 Evening sessions on selected days; TBA
There are 15-minute breaks between sessions and lunch is 90 minutes giving you time to reflect, settle and arrive for the afternoon sessions.
On late days, a dinner break of 60 minutes is also allotted, and participants should expect to stay until 9:15 pm.
Participants will receive a finalized schedule a few days prior to the beginning of the INTENSIVE.