MyBody is MyVoice

My Body is My Voice

Art-Somatic Movement-Ritual-Rhythm

August 20 - 25th, 2020

is a unique project combining Voice in Movement Integration method, Somatic work, Improvisation, Composition and Rhythm. Open to dance and voice artists, therapists and to all who are interested in systematically creating a transcendent Art piece with Ritualistic intent. All who enjoy working with Body/Movement/Voice/Rhythm, as well as those who wish to refine their Awareness, are welcome.

Our personal stories will be our material. Therapeutic processes will transform at the end into a performance piece.

Voice in Movement Integration is a process which reconstructs the basic connection between breathing, movement and voice. This connection enables the release of natural healing forces, creative energy, vitality and spontaneity. It takes us back to an ancient inner language, reconnecting our personal unconscious and our collective roots. As a 'backward evolution', it recovers consciousness levels and modes of expression which were accessible during a personal and collective pre-linguistic era. Using natural rhythms we will bring forth a variety of characters that lay within us, from blocked emotional experiences to archaic memories, from inner images to somatic memories, all drawn from our histories.

Somatic work will be based on Bartenieff Fundamentals, BMC and Laban Movement Analyses which provide invaluable tools for sensing, feeling, action and for increasing our psycho-physical potential. Rhythm & Drumming work will be part of the group attunement, as well as rhythmic coordination, listening and communication.

Smadar Emor, MA - founder of Voice in Movement Integration method, vocal artist and therapist, dancer with more than 40 years of experience. Choreographer of numerous dance/voice theatre performances, creator of the educational program and founder of Synapsa center. Smadar teaches abroad and in Izrael. Her thesis The Musical Body-Self" is drawing from her extensive experience in somatic work, research, improvisation and Voice-Movement Therapy. One of her important influences was to work with Jerzy Grotowski followers, including Maud Robart and others.

Rena Milgrom, CMA, RSME, DMT -dancer, teacher, Dance/Movement Therapist, Certified Movement Analyst, Somatic Movement Educator. Founder of Somatic educational program "Conscious Body" . Her work is based in Laban/Bartenieff Movement Studies, BMC, postmodern dance, improvisation and Authentic Movement. Experiences with Central Asian culture, dance and Rituals are still present in her work. Rena teaches in Prague in her DanceLab studio and in Dresden at Palucca Dance Conservatory.

Hearn Gadbois master percussionist, composer, teacher. His more than 40-year professional career brought him cooperation with many acclaimed artists - dancers, musicians and film composers. His technique draws from many drumming cultures, but more important is his authentic expression, creativity and search in the world of sounds while composing his playful, wild and humorously serious music.

Daily schedule: 5 - 8 hours per day will be filled with classes and process work, including Healing circles, discussions, reflections, performance. 

Arrival: morning Aug.20th - we begin with lunch

Departure: Aug. 25th after lunch

Price: 480 EUR includes workshop fee, accommodation, dance space and gourmé vegan& ayurvedic food 3x daily .

Accommodation is in shared rooms or custom made Czech yurts. Please bring your sleeping bag and a towel. Transport from Prague: 90 min train - to Ceská Trebova city or Svitavy.  From there, local bus to Trstenice or shared taxi.

About the place: We work and live in a classic stone barn with a courtyard which is continuously cultivated into an Art centre and authentic community.  The accommodation is simple, functional with strong genius loci. The working room is luxuriously spacious. All around is forest and meadows, where we also practice. The village has a small general store, nice pub and famous hotel U Zbehlika and nearby is a gorgeous historical Litomysl town.

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Payment: deposit of EUR 250 needs to be paid by July 15th according to further instructions. The rest amount of EUR 230 will be paid in cash by arrival. For those who will want to arrive in Prague earlier, we can offer cheap accommodation in DanceLab studio in the centre of Prague.