Bryon, Experience (2012) From Walking and Talking to Cartwheels and High Cs: An Examination of Practice-Based Laboratory Work into Physio-Vocal Integration. Theatre, Dance and Performance Training, 3 (1). pp. 81-98. ISSN 1944-3927
Following a series of investigative workshops inquiring into the possibilities of the vocal body, artists of Experience Vocal Dance Company trained intensively in an experimental method called the Integrative Performance Practice (IPP), developing an exacting technique that allows the performer the freedom to completely integrate unlimited movement and uncompromised voicing including bel canto singing. This article shares the work of the company through case study, exercises and application to performance propositions examined through the methodology of Transdisciplinarity. The article reflects on how many approaches to voice and movement within the disciplines of acting, singing and dancing can promote disintegration of the physio-vocal instrument. It touches on the implications of integrating the performance instrument through the notion of the psycho-physical and addresses certain inter- and cross-cultural perspectives present in recent discussions about voice and movement. Finally, it lays out exactly how, with the IPP, it was discovered that everything needs to originate from the breath/body; how language and skill sets are best rooted in process-based terms; and that action, be it vocal, physical or emotive, needs to initiate from awareness, reconfiguring the artist as self, working within an active aesthetic. As a key finding, a most precise articulation of centre is described in detail and related to physio-vocal praxis.
|Date:||30 March 2012|
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|Deposited On:||25 May 2012 14:58|
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