Spring 2024: Following the Expressive Voice
FOLLOWING THE EXPRESSIVE VOICE
April 27-29, 2024
Hosted by Audrey Pernell from RUMBOS VOICE STUDIO
In this workshop, we will explore the intimate relationship between the voice and the unique person behind it: the profound connection between singing and being, in which the creative use of the voice–in its full range of possibilities–becomes the most revealing expression of who we are as artists and as people. It is an integrative approach to voice work that seeks to develop the bridges between body, emotion, imagination, and musicality, all in service to the performer’s artistic journey and personal development. Exploring improvisation dynamics, we will take creative risks to extend our vocal range, visiting a wide variety of sounds and expressive states–especially the places that we tend to avoid. By suspending ourselves in these moments of conflict and doubt, we can open unexpected possibilities and connect ourselves to where the sound wants to go, beyond what we think we want from our voices. In doing so, we can learn to value the whole of our instrument and what our expressive voice has to offer, leading us to sing generously with authenticity, pleasure, and purpose.
Curiously, Roy Hart is famous for having said “I have no method.” In this “no-method” approach to voice pedagogy, the teachers follow their intuition in the moment, based on what they perceive to be the need of the voice they hear, the body they see, and the presence they feel from each person. They guide students to connect with their vocal impulses, accepting the voice “just as it is,” and expressing what their voice has to say.
Saturday April 27 — 10am-5pm
Sunday April 28 — 10am-5pm
All sessions held at the Pig Iron School,
1417 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19122
Audrey Pernell is an American Roy Hart Centre Voice teacher with professional certificates in Vinyasa Yoga, Yoga Psychology, and Therapeutic Massage presently residing in Santiago, Chile. After nearly a decade of classical voice training, she began her journey into Roy Hart work with Jonathan Hart Makwaia as a theater student at Swarthmore College near Philadelphia. Since 2006, she also has worked with Pantheatre at the Roy Hart International Arts Centre in southern France, as well as in Paris, New York, and Santiago. Under the mentorship of Linda Wise, she completed a self-designed master’s degree in Voice Performance and Pedagogy through Antioch University Midwest in 2011, and officially joined the family of Roy Hart Centre voice teachers in 2015. In Santiago, Audrey has taught at various universities and private academies, working with actors, singers, dancers,
musicians, as well as with speech therapists, psychologists, and fellow voice pedagogues. She also shares her work at the Roy Hart International Arts Centre in France, as well as Swarthmore College and Pig Iron School in Philadelphia.
ABOUT RUMBOS VOICE STUDIO:
Rumbos is a community of performing artists and voice teachers directed by Audrey Pernell
(USA) and Andrés Zará (CHILE). Based in Santiago, Chile, we develop workshops, both in-person and online, that explore the vast expressive and creative potential of the human voice. In Spanish, the word rumbo means direction, path or way. A core tenet of our work is that the voice wants to travel and to take us on a journey, leading us to different places–in our sound, in ourselves, and in the world. Since 2009, we have collaborated with an intimate circle of international and interdisciplinary artists, as well as with diverse educational institutions in Chile and abroad.