Friday, August 26, 2016

Finding Your Voice: Workshop conducted by Anmol Vellani

Toto Funds the Arts
in association with the British Council Library 
is inviting applications for a workshop on
Finding Your Voice
by Anmol Vellani
Venue: British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23 Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraiah Industrial and Technological Museum), Bangalore.
Dates: September 17 & 18 (Saturday & Sunday) 2016.
Time:  10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Fee:  Rs 3,000 inclusive of tea, coffee and snacks.

About the workshop
This workshop will explore the whole physiological apparatus of voice production. Apart from introducing participants to exercises to warm up, prepare and protect the voice, it will focus on how voice quality, fullness and projection are enhanced by using the muscles in the torso, correct breathing, engaging the palate and resonators, and discovering the natural pitch of your voice. The workshop is expected to benefit actors, singers, public speakers, teachers and other professionals whose work requires them to use their voice frequently and extensively. 
Eligibility and deadline
The workshop will be restricted to 20 participants between the ages of 18 and 40. 
To apply, please send a bio-note and a short statement of interest, especially a few lines on what you see as the challenges and problems you have with your voice. Applications should be sent latest by September 12, 2016 by email to
Selected participants will be expected to memorize a few lines of a text for the workshop, preferably an excerpt from a speech or a play, in a language which they are most comfortable speaking. 
About the facilitator
ANMOL VELLANI has directed more than 40 plays in Pune, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and Cambridge, U.K.  His recent productions have been Eugene Ionesco’s Exit the King, Georg Buchner’s Woyzeck, Slawomir Mrozek’s Tango and An Evening with Anton Chekhov. He has conducted numerous workshops for actors and corporate executives. He is the founder and former executive director of India Foundation for the Arts. 

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