TWIS  SUMMER RETREAT 2018


10-DAY IMMERSIVE WORKSHOP
EXPLORING THE HUMAN VOICE IN
MOTION IN THE NATURE

with Irena Tomažin and Alessio Castellacci

At Casina Settarte (Puglia, Italy)
12-21 June, 2018
 

The World is Sound offers since 2015 intensive learning experiences focused on vocal physical performance. This Summer for the first time T-W-I-S will travel to the peaceful countryside of Casina Settarte in the Itria Valley, South Italy for a 10-day immersive retreat in the nature.

The retreat will be a journey into the poetic relationship between Body, Voice, Senses and Surroundings. Reconnecting with our capacities of embodied listening in a natural environment, we will find our own voice, and be present to the one of the others. Irena and Alessio will facilitate a shared space for practice, introducing their research and performance tools from different topics of voice & movement performance. 

The workshop is open to dancers, actors, singers and interdisciplinary artists who wish to deepen their practice on the physicality of voice and to acquire advanced tools for improvised performance, engaging in a dialogue with the natural environment as a source of creative inspiration.


ACTIVITIES:

STUDIO CLASSES

Every day we will have a morning and an afternoon session in the outdoor studio, where the 3 teachers will introduce their practice and knowledge about different aspect of the physical voice: Licthenberg Method, voice anatomy and its interconnectedness to the locomotive system, traditional folk singing, synesthetic perception, techniques of movement improvisation and vocal instant composition. 
Each morning we will begin the day with a deep listening sound meditation, to then approach the voice, the breath and the body through different energetic techniques.
The work will alternate individual tasks with partner and group work, and special attention will be given to create a safe circle where each participant will be free to articulate verbally their experience. 

WORK IN THE NATURE

Casina Settarte is surrounded by a wonderful countryside, with inspiring sites that we will visit through guided walks, to explore ways of working and dialoguing with the nature. We will discover together what happens to our voice when we slow down, allowing ourselves to be immersed and held by the soundscapes of the natural surroundings.

FREE TIME

Each day there will be a lunch break followed by a siesta time to rest and enjoy your time. Half the way through the retreat there will be a day off for everybody, to have time to visit the seaside or some of the typical villages around Casina Settarte.
 


Classes are taught in English with the possibility of Italian translation if needed.

INCLUDES:

  • 10 nights accommodation in shared apartments (3-4  people)

  • Daily vegetarian meals

  • 2 teachers

  • 50 hours of classes

  • individual mentoring

  • group excursions in the nature

  • Free time

 

THE SCHEDULE


ARRIVAL

  • 11 June: arrival in the evening / settling into the rooms / opening circle / dinner

DEPARTURE

  • 22 June: in the morning

DAY OFF

  • 17 June

TYPICAL TIMETABLE

  • 08:30 Sound Meditation / Breath Work
  • 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:30 Workshop - Morning Session
  • 13:30 Lunch / Free Time
  • 16:00 Workshop - Afternoon Session
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 21:00 Evening Activities

The schedule of the activities times may be subject to change during the retreat.
 

Limited Places Available


IRENA TOMAžIN

VOICE AS BODY, TEXT AND MUSIC

ALESSIO CASTELLACCI

THE SYNESTHETIC VOICE