Monologue workshop med Nadine George
Through the last 35 years Nadine George has developed a deep going technic where the work with the voice in the body is a tool that creates the connection between feeling, sound and the word. This resonating sound in the body is brought directly into the work with the words and the text. The text used in the workshop is in Swedish, the teaching and dialouge with Nadine will be in English.
The group will do breathing work on the floor in two's and then take the breathing into the space walking and connecting with each other. Then the voice warm up which is based on four qualities of sound that we will be working on. These sounds are sung in the body.
There are two male sounds and two female sounds low male,high male, low female and high female. The participants will sing these sounds together and then speak the four phrases of Shakespeare that link with these sounds resonating the speaking voice from the vibration of the sung sound.
Then Nadine will work with each person individually on their voice with the people in the workshop listening to the person who is working. Each person in the workshop will work on one quality of sound each day so that everyone will work on all the qualities of sound.
Work on the Shakespearean monologues from Richard III linking this with the work on the voice in the morning. The participants will also go up on the floor with the monologues in order to see how the physical work on the floor links directly with the voice work. This structure will be followd for four days, on the fifth day there'll be the breathing work and the voice warm up. the rest of the day will be spent working on the Shakespearean monologues of Richard III.
A couple of weeks before the workshop starts participants will receive monologues from Shakespeare's Richard III in Swedish to rehearse in advance.
Nadine George, founder of Voice Studio International, trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. She went on to work closely with fellow actor Roy Hart, researching work on the human voice
Based in England since 1990, and having spent eight years researching the voice at the University of Birmingham Drama Department, Nadine has developed her own voice technique. She now works closely with many international theatre companies and drama schools all over Europe where her work has been adopted by many as the core vocal practice for their actor training programmes.
Nadine has created a practical technique that can be used internationally by actors, voice teachers, directors and anyone wishing to develop their true voice. The work uniquely uses sung sound directly linked to the body and to work with text.
In July 2008, Nadine received an Honorary Doctorate of Drama from the Royal Conservatoire Scotlandfor service to the arts and her lifetime contribution to work on the Human Voice on an international level. In June 2013 the Centre for Voice in Performance published the first book charting the growth and development of the Nadine George Voice Work: Growing Voices.