Fresh Voice! The Acting Class 2012
The next block of voice and acting classes will take place on Sunday mornings, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm.
7th October – 25th November
The Voice Class integrates pure voicework with physicality, creative expression and performance technique.
The Voice Class works with the movement of breath in the moving body, to facilitate passionate, nuanced, intelligent self-expression and communication. The overall objective is BEING consistently and totally present IN the act of sounding the VOICE. Join us for seven three hour sessions, exploring your vocal potential with and without text. Contemporary and classic texts.
“How wonderful is the human voice! It is indeed the organ of the soul!” Longfellow
Pure voice, vocal maintenance, storytelling, public speaking, audition monologues, text analysis
Cost: 7 (3 hour) sessions: $360
(Earlybird – pay before 30 August 2012 – $320)
Flloyd’s work has been influenced by some of the world’s foremost voice and theatre practitioners, including Valerii Galendiev of The Maly Drama Theatre of St Petersburg, Anna Petrova of the Moscow Art Theatre School, Krszysztov Miklasewski, Frankie Armstrong, Kristin Linklater, Harriet Buchan (Roy Hart work), Marcia McCallum, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Ira Seidenstein (Quantum Clown) and Tim Smith (Vocal Alchemy)
“Flloyd is a committed and passionate advocate for the power of the actor. Her knowledge of the literature, theory, practice, and history of the theatre (and of the use of the voice in particular) is deep and comprehensive. Working with Flloyd is like hanging out with an old and dearly loved friend, a friend who will help you to improve and inspire you to greater creativity with laughter and a fierce love of the art form.” John Graham
“Flloyd is a fantastic actress and director… which naturally lends its way to her being a brilliant teacher. I’ve worked with Flloyd as a director first, then I had the opportunity to share the stage with her! But I mostly loved working with her as a student through her Archetypes and Being in Voice classes. She encourages you to explore your imagination through movement and voice. She actually pulls your voice inside out so that you are not only using your “voice”, but the voice within that wants to rise to the surface! I miss her and her classes, very much and only wish I could steal her away from Brissy, and permanently place her in Houston, Texas!” Lyndsay Sweeney
“The penny dropped, and I realised that voice work is not a ‘nice to have’, but the foundation on which is built any hope of connecting with an audience”
“What Flloyd teaches has relevance beyond conventional theatre and acting, it can be applied in so many ways and walks of life”
“I was so impressed with the amount of info covered – the biology, theory, research, a huge range of vocal exercises, and then to integrate this so well with performance, authenticity, playfulness and mindfulness on stage.”
“Thank God for Flloyd and her classes! Inspiring, fun and challenging… I would recommend these classes to any actor”
“If you live in Brisbane join up!! It’s the most fun and beneficial thing an actor can do for voice, imagination and body!”
As well as vocal function, and vocal maintenance, we will explore our full vocal range with techniques of lamentation and many different singing techniques. We will also examine how we use our voices to share our inner lives, and to invite others to see the world the way we see it, in the present moment, through a learned text.
At the end of the seven sessions, you will be ready to audition – if that is what you wish to do.
You don’t need to be an experienced actor, or a singer, to benefit from and enjoy this work. On the other hand, professional actors, singers and voice users will find the work refreshing and invigorating.