Having been through a period of intense curriculum development re-considering the way in which we train our actors, ALRA has decided to create a network to support the training industry by hosting and curating networking events focusing on actor movement and actor voice.
The Northern Centre for Voice and Movement (NCVM) is a creative network for skills tutors and theatre-makers based in the North of England, Scotland and Ireland. The North of England, Scotland and Ireland offer excellent actor training programmes which are taught by highly experienced, international teachers. The NCVM, based at ALRA North, will draw upon these connections to develop a creative network that will benefit practitioners and alumni of Conservatoires across these platforms.
The Northern Centre for Voice and Movement is an organisation that will offer continuous professional development workshops to enhance the skills of voice, movement and theatre practitioners with international practitioners and researchers. The centre will act as a space to share information, develop best-practise and connect to others working in voice and movement within the arts, with a particular focus on actor training and performance.
Over the next 12 months, ALRA North will focus on creating a board structure that will govern the activity of the Centre and support the development of the network’s vision around CPD, Scholarship, Research and Performance opportunities. As ALRA continues to expand its postgraduate provision we hope to make use of members of the network to facilitate opportunities for formal and informal learning within the voice and movement sector.
The NCVM aims to enhance the teaching of acting in the North of England and beyond through the investment in actor voice and movement practitioners. NCVM will be dedicated to supporting practitioners from all backgrounds and experiences, widening the exposure of young people to movement and voice activities as well as those with social or financial barriers. We will aim to build strong relationships with significant partners throughout the UK and internationally capitalising on ALRA’s reputation for encouraging diversity in the participation of conservatoire training.
NCVM is proud to be working with the full support of the International Network for Voice.
The Northern Centre for Voice and Movement will launch on 22nd and 23rd September with two one day workshops from 10am - 5pm at ALRA North, one focusing on voice and one focusing on movement.
|Voice and Movement Weekend - 22nd & 23rd September 2018||
Workshop one: Freeing the Natural Voice with Kristin Linklater. This workshop will allow you the opportunity to work with the internationally acclaimed Kristin Linklater. Exploring and deepening your understanding of her freeing the natural voice technique.
Workshop two: Sensing Laban with Sue Mythen. This workshop will allow you the opportunity to work with The Head of Movement at The Lir- Ireland's National Academy of Dramatic Art. This workshop will allow you to delve into the world of Laban technique for actors and how it relates to your practice.
£200 for the weekend
|Networking Evening:||After the first day of the workshops there will be a launch party from 6 – 9pm. Drinks and snacks will be provided along with some live music. We will be joined by Jane Boston head of MA/MFA in Voice Studies and Daron Oram, Senior Voice Lecturer at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. There will be presentations from ALRA graduates and faculty who have been supported by our Research and Scholarship grants to investigate ideas and questions surrounding acting. In between presentations we hope to give attendees the opportunity to talk and share our vision of the NCVM. By attending this event you will be automatically enrolled in the NCVM newsletter where you will be kept up to date with future events.|
Free of charge if not attending the weekend workshops
|Networking Evening:||A end of term get together to connect and talk about the terms work and year ahead.|
|Roy Hart Voice Work:||A weekend workshop exploring the voice work of Roy Hart Theatre company with John Wild, ALRA’s Lead Voice Tutor, (South).|
|Workshop two:||A weekend workshop that will introduce you to the techniques required to do motion capture for films and computer games with Gareth Taylor ALRA’s Lead Movement Tutor (South).|