Preparation

FILMS INCLUDED IN THIS SECTION: WARM UP AND BREATH

As with Route 1: Working with the Body and all our Physical Actor Training work we advise that you watch and then do a Warm Up before commencing any further voice work. The warm up can be anything you like to get your body active and to engage your breath. Our film has some tips, but it’s best to make up your own.

Warm Up

This film introduces an approach to preparing the body and voice in a systematic way.

The best next step is to watch Breath. Breath is clearly fundamental for voice work.

Breath

This film shows how breath underpins training. It progresses from inbreath and outbreath, through an invitation to participate, to group rhythmic breathing based on Gardzienice Theatre Association’s practice.

Why not join in when the film asks you to?

Further Reading:

Allain, Paul. 1997. ‘Chapter 5: Training’, in Gardzienice: Polish Theatre in Transition (Amsterdam: Overseas Publishers Association), pp. 59–78.

Boston, Jane, & Rena Cook. (eds). 2009. Breath in Action: the Art of Breath in Vocal and Holistic Practice (London: Jessica Kingsley).

Zarrilli, Phillip B. 2009. ‘Chapter 2: Beginning with the Breath’, in Psychophysical Acting: An Intercultural Approach to Stanislavski (London: Routledge), pp. 22–40. 

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