TWIS SUMMER RETREAT 2018
10-DAY IMMERSIVE WORKSHOP
EXPLORING THE HUMAN VOICE IN
MOTION IN THE NATURE
with Irena Tomažin, Robert Liethoff,
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, Robert 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.
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.
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.
10 nights accommodation in shared apartments (3-4 people)
Daily vegetarian/vegan meals
50 hours of classes
group excursions in the nature
11 June: arrival in the evening / settling into the rooms / opening circle / dinner
22 June: in the morning
- 17 June
- 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.