This summer saw the Centre for Voice in Performance at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland host the first annual Nadine George Voice Work® teachers seminar. With teachers joining from all over Europe to share ideas and practice a wonderful day was had by all!
Join Nadine as she returns to the Roy Hart International Arts Center in Malérargues where her incredible journey with the voice began. From the 20th – 25th August 2019 Nadine will be delivering a five day workshop at the Center on the Voice and Shakespearean monologues of Richard III.
It is over 25 years since Nadine’s voice work was first introduced to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and to Scottish Theatre. Since then, the work has been developed and researched within performance training as well as professional theatre productions. This has resulted in creating a significant impact on rehearsal performance practice, the role of the voice specialist in production and on the application of the vocal work to directors, the direction process, and new writing. The work became the core vocal practice in the Conservatoire’s School of Drama in 2006, when Professor Ros Steen established the Centre for Voice in Performance, CViP.
Growing Voices charts the growth and development of the work’s impact on training and the profession through a range of responses from directors, voice practitioners, playwrights, actors, staff and students, who speak in their individual voices about their relationship to the work.
This publication from the Conservatoire’s Centre for Voice in Performance is a testament to the profound impact of Nadine and her work:
‘…the technique opened a whole new thing which has been amazing – the voice, the communication, the vibration and resonance and the energies.’ John Tiffany, Director (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Black Watch, Once)
‘…thank you [CViP] for all that you did over the years to ensure we were able to have the best experience possible in voice. I will cherish our masterclass with Nadine George for a very long time to come. ‘ Contemporary Performance Practice student, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, 2018.
A.L.Kennedy and Ros Steen look at NGVW’s connection with writing at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin!
On Wednesday 8th June,2019, the writer A.L.Kennedy and Ros Steen were both invited to give a joint presentation to members of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin about the connection between NGVW and writing. A short contextual introduction by Ros was followed by a practical demonstration. Kennedy, who had written four new pieces for the occasion each one linked to one of the Four Qualities, spoke each piece before and after working on her voice with Ros. She also spoke from a personal point of view about the voice work. A lively question and answer session followed and the whole evening was recorded for the Akademie’s archives. The event was also attended by accredited teacher Margareta Unné (Teta). While in Berlin, Teta and Ros paid a visit to do some research into Alfred Wolfsohn’s archive which is held by the Jewish Museum in Berlin.
‘One of the most stirring encounters that I experienced this year was a one-hour lesson with Nadine George on discovering your voice.’
Nadine travels to Tokyo with accredited teacher Laurent Courtin to provide an NGVW workshop to the Japanese Directors Association on the voice and Shakespearean text. An exciting move for the work into East Asia.
Ros Steen led a voice research and development day for the directors and producer of Common Wealth, a Bradford-based company specialising in site-specific events. ‘Our ideas are rooted in socialist politics, working-class backgrounds, a keen interest in contemporary music/theatre/art/design, the people that we meet and an idealistic ambition to shift things.’
Yesterday was extraordinary, we all felt it very strongly and deeply and are so grateful to you. (Co-director Evie Manning)
Literally, life changing – I’m breathing deeper, clearer and listening better. It’s amazing. (Co-director Rhiannon White)
Award winning writer, performer and supporter of the Nadine George Voice Work A L Kennedy uses her own voice recordings to explore the power of voice, and what it can say about us, in this fascinating episode for the BBC Radio 3 Essays series:
In this book accredited teacher Karin Rudfeldt explores her life-long work with the voice and the spoken word; primarily from the perspective of a teacher and in her role as assistant professor of Voice and Speech at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, but also as a musician and poet.
The book looks at voice and language in relation to characterisation and the creative process and seeks to find the connection between that which flows and that which binds, the link between chaos and order.
Click the links below to view Karin’s book in Swedish or English