The Rocca Project

Annual Summer Course & Retreat
Roccatederighi – Tuscany, Italy
Upcoming Dates to be Confirmed

Tuning the Body & Voice

This climate of wonderful hospitality and friendliness is very supportive of the creative work... going beyond the traditional artistic structures in the fields of choreography and theater.

Il Tirreno, Italy

The Rocca Project is an annual summer retreat for interdisciplinary performance arts and healing practice in Roccatederighi. a picturesque hilltop village in rural Tuscany. The program interweaves dance, movement, active breath, voice practice, integrative somatic practice, and bodywork.

We offer workshops for anyone interested in enhancing their use of embodied voice in the moving body. The course is of particular interest to actors, singers, dancers, voice coaches, and public speakers.

For over twenty years, the Rocca Project has drawn performers, educators and therapists from around the world.

Voice Movement Integration
& Expression

Voice Movement Integration (VMI Practice) combines voice with movement to integrate the body's physical, perceptual and emotional awareness.
This workshop centers on training that develops skills connecting voice, dance, somatic movement and improvisation. These approaches are complementary and use physical awareness and movement as a source for understanding the voice as a whole body experience. These skills are then applied to Vocal Dance and improvisation to enliven and broaden the creative process.

For anyone interested in enhancing their health and vitality while becoming more confident in embodying their voice in a moving and flowing body. The workshop is of particular interest for actors, singers, dancers, public speakers.

Classes are taught in English
from 10:00 – 17:00 daily.

Activities include

  • Practicing Active Breath to integrate breathing with movement and sound.
  • Engaging the fluidity of weight in the body through vocal resonance and vibration
    combined with actively moving in space.
  • Experiencing the anatomy of the voice as a whole body experience through vocal & physical practices exploring the skeletal, organ & fluid systems.
  • Using the voice directly with movement in hands on practice & physical repatterning.
  • Developing lively, full expression through voice & movement improvisation structures combining vocal, physical, visual and temporal elements in solo, duet and group ensemble work.
Course Fee
excl. accommodation
€ 550.-
Early Registration
pay before 1 June
€ 500.–
Group reservation
min. 3 persons
p.p. € 500.–



Comments by participants

Roccatederighi is a medieval village set in beautiful rural Tuscany, an hour from Siena and near the sea. The timeless beauty of the area, rich in Etruscan & Renaissance art, creates an atmosphere that inspires creative exploration and the widening of our imagination. By direct contact with nature & welcoming people habits brought from city living slowly melt away.

The spacious, airy workshop studio is located in the heart of this lively and friendly village. It overlooks a lush Mediterranean landscape full of vineyards, olive groves, chestnut forests and picturesque farmland.

Just outside the studio door you can enjoy a morning cappuccino on a sunny terrace or dinner at one of the town’s family-run restaurants. After class you can walk through forests or relax enjoying breathtaking views of the Maremma region that stretches to the sea.



A range of accommodation possibilities are available in Roccatederighi from quaint apartments in the medieval quarter to modern self catering apartments with a swimming pool. From every vantage point in Roccatederighi you have a panoramic view of the Maremma region in southern Tuscany.

It is recommended that registration & bookings be made early. We can help you with your booking if needed as we are very friendly with the local residents.

You can contact us for advice about the area’s choice of accommodation & the tourist office in Roccatederighi for further details at +39 0564 567244. There are also several listings on Airbnb among other rental websites.