Introduction Days for new VMI Somatic Practice Module 1 Foundation Course.
This series of one day workshops incorporates Bardi’s innovative work, Vocal Dance, a performance practice that frees the voice to be fully alive and reflected in one’s expressive vitality and movement. It also includes Voice Movement Integration (VMI) Practice an integrative somatic practice actively combining voice with movement with the deepening process of bodywork to stimulate and organize the body’s physical-perceptual-emotional awareness.
Using vocal and physical practices, participants explore the skeletal, organ and fluid systems as a source for discovering resonance and vibration of sound in the body. Combining these systems affects the overall quality of sensation, tonal color, effort and energy flow in embodying the voice. We will focus on active breath, experiential anatomy, sensory awareness and movement in space. Vocal Dance Improvisation structures are introduced combining vocal, physical, visual, temporal and rhythmic elements to amplify ensemble interaction & communication. This workshop is effective in developing in the actor, singer and dancer an engaged and concentrated whole body experience of their voice combined with movement. These workshops are open to all levels of experience.