Moving Voice Series Workshops

Led by Artistic Director David Smukler and a faculty of renowned educators, the Voice Intensive has offered excellence in performance and speech training for over three decades. This year, the Voice Intensive moves across North America in a series of Moving Voice Workshops open to actors, dancers, teachers and anyone wishing to investigate the body/voice experience in performance. Explore your unique voice, deepen your relationship to the audience, and foster dynamic presence in an invigorating, inclusive and responsive environment. Each of the following workshops include work with spoken text.

Legacy Voice

Legacy Voice

Montreal 3 Day Workshop
Fri Apr 26 - Sun Apr 28, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm


What are the legacies we carry and those we leave behind? Diane Roberts in collaboration with David Smukler and Gerry Trentham invite you into an exploration of root cultural voice, rhythm and performance. Participants will have an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of their unique breath and ‘core’ voice in order to foster a tangible awareness of vocal, physical and rhythmic potential.

To register email info@voiceintensive.org

Cost: $250

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Moving Voice & Text

Moving Voice & Text

Washington, D.C. 1 Day Workshop
Saturday March 23, 2019 
10:00am - 5:00pm

Hosted By: Shakespeare Theatre Co., 2129 G St NW, Washington, DC

Join Gary Logan, Lisa Beley and Gerry Trentham to explore breath in relationship to vocal and physical action, and techniques to get the most out of dramatic texts. The day will entail Movement and Rhythm, Breath Work for the Actor, and Text Analysis and Integration. Don’t miss this opportunity to work with three of the best master teachers in the industry.

To register email info@voiceintensive.org

Cost: $150/$90 with Registration by Feb. 28th

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Revive!

Revive!

Toronto 1 Day Workshop
Sunday March 17, 2019 
10:00am - 5:00pm

Hosted By: Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt Road, 2nd Fl, Toronto

Join Gerry Trentham and Cindy Block for a day of practice led by your heart and your breath. You will move, sound and follow your impulses into an enlivened presence in your speaking. This workshop is ideal as a refresher for Alumni or as an introduction for those curious about intensive programs. All levels of experience invited. The day will leave you vocally and physically rejuvenated and alive to your potential. 

To register email info@voiceintensive.org

Cost: $110
CADA/EQUITY/ACTRA/Student Discount: $85

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Take Your Space!

Take Your Space!

Calgary 3 Day Workshop
Fri Jan 25, 2019 at 9 PM – Sun Jan 27, 2019
Fri 6:00-9:00 pm, Sat & Sun 10:00am-5:00pm

Hosted by Theatre Encounter at cSPACE King Edward, 1721 29th Ave SW

Join Cindy Block and Dawn McCaugherty in discovering a full body approach to speaking your truth. Embrace your presence potential, move and stand with authority, be seen and be heard. During this workshop we will engage in physical and vocal practices to encourage awareness, play, freedom, expansion and resonance. What do you have to say? From breath to impulse to action be fully present and expressive; allow your words and text to blossom.

To register email info@voiceintensive.org

Cost: $190

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Core Voice

Core Voice

Buffalo 2 Day Workshop
Sat Jan 12 - Sun Jan 13, 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm

Hosted by: SUNY Buffalo State Theatre and Dance, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY

Join Gerry Trentham and Guest Artist VI alumni and Broadway performer Matthew Rossoff in this one/two day exploration of movement and rhythm in text. Sharpen your preparation for presence on stage, deepen your breath and thought source for gesture, voice and text. The performer, whether singing, dancing or acting, has to develop a voice and body that resonates truth.

To register email info@voiceintensive.org

ONE DAY Cost: $95 USD
TWO DAY Cost: $170 USD

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Legacy Voice

Legacy Voice

Calgary 3 Day Workshop
Fri Dec 7 - Sun Dec 9, 2018
Fri 5pm - 9pm, Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm

Hosted by: cSPACE King Edward, 1721 29th Ave SW

What are the legacies we carry and what do we leave behind? How does one’s personal legacy act as a bridge between past, present and future? Drawing on blood memory as a source of inspiration while exploring a wide range of tools, you will deepen your understanding of your unique breath and ‘core’ voice, awareness of your vocal and rhythmic potential, and ability to be present in relationship to your unique cultural mind body voice and spirit. Facilitated by Diane Roberts, and Dawn McCaugherty, this workshop explores how we might bring voice to our shared and diverse histories and our present future. Diverse Indigenous and non-Indigenous (settler and immigrant) participants are encouraged to apply.

Cost: $250 CAD
To register email info@voiceintensive.org

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Essential Breath & Movement

Essential Breath & Movement

Vancouver 1 Day Workshop
Sunday November 4, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm

The Breath Space, 1392, 3rd Ave East, Vancouver

Are you curious to reconnect to play, power and presence? Join Brad Gibson in exploring essential taiji and qigong forms along with elements of Voice Intensive and Breathexperience practices, bringing awareness to the presence of allowed breath and voice. This workshop is for actors, dancers, teachers, performing arts students and anyone who wishes to explore breath, body and voice.
Wear clothing that is comfortable to move in. Bring additional layers for warmth as the temperature in the studio may fluctuate. No shoes are allowed on the studio floor. If you require shoes, bring soft-soled indoor-only footwear. The studio will be open 20 minutes before the workshop begins.
Maximum: 16 participants

Cost: $110 CAD

To register email info@voiceintensive.org

Workshop with Master Teachers

Workshop with Master Teachers

Toronto 3 Day Workshop
Fri Oct 26 - Sun Oct 28, 2018
Fri 7pm – 9:30pm, Sat & Sun 10am – 5pm
Dovercourt House, 805 Dovercourt, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ontario

Master Teachers David Smukler, founder of the Voice Intensive and Judith Koltai, founding member of the Voice Intensive faculty and founder of the discipline of Embodied Practice, come together to investigate and share their methodology as it has evolved through 34 years of combined research at Canada’s National Voice Intensive. This is your opportunity to study with these renowned teachers and to partake in their pioneering and continuously evolving practice.

Cost: $350 CAD
To register email info@voiceintensive.org

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Breath, Body and Words

Breath, Body and Words

Vancouver 1 Day Workshop
Sunday October 14, 2018
10:00am - 4:30pm

The Breath Space, 1392, 3rd Avenue East
Vancouver, British Columbia


This workshop explores questions at the root of the actor’s craft. How does breath revive the ability to respond? Where do impulses and words come from? How do I dive into my body and imagination to bring more meaning to the words I speak? No matter where you are on your creative journey, the investigations led by Dale Genge and Gayle Murphy will lead to new realizations. Maximum: 16 participants

Cost: $110 CAD
To register email info@voiceintensive.org

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Moving Sound Sounding Movement

Moving Sound Sounding Movement

Calgary 2 Day Workshop
Saturday Oct 13 - Sunday Oct 14, 2018
10:00 am - 5:00pm

W&M Physical Theatre, Bay #9 4005 9St SE

How might communication become more impactful and satisfying through integrating embodiment, intention and support? This workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore the marriage of sound and physicality / breath and language / ease and connection. Join Guest Artist Val Campbell and Dawn McCaugherty in this investigation at the intersection of the body/mind, emanating from source via Authentic Movement and voice.

Cost: $190
Pre-registration required. To register email info@voiceintensive.org

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