Movement Workshop The Movement Workshop, which meets weekly for 90 minutes with dancer and choreographer Amii LeGendre, is a survey of improvisation, thinking in action, and embodiment, supported by a range of movement practices that attune performers to efficient, intentional and supple action. The class includes work with breath as the physiological support for all life processes, somatic work (working with images of anatomy and neuro-muscular connections), contact improvisation, and some yoga/stretch partner work. Students also study group improvisation structures that build group responsiveness and fearlessness in performing.
Diction and Phonetics Workshop The workshop in phonetics and diction, which meets twice each week, offers advanced study of the diction of the languages most commonly used by singers. German, Italian and French diction are studied, with additional units on other languges, such as Russian, Spanish or English, offered as time permits.This workshop includes some attention to the physiology of the voice in order to create a better understanding of how diction relates to the production of sound. For those students needing knowledge in the basics of diction additional remedial instruction is required.