Off the Rock*
The Beauty Of Dared Expression
Concert and Workshop
Friday, January 15 7:30 pm
Sat. & Sun., January 16-17 Noon to 6 pm
Concert Tickets: Adults $15
Student Reserved $8
Workshop Tickets available at box office only; $60, with limited local scholarships. Contact Mary Blevins at 378-3211, ext. 29 for scholarship information.
Part lecture (thinkTEdTalk), part demonstration with audience participation (only those who dare), part concert (think intimate cabaret)—The Beauty of Dared Expression showcases the majesty and mystery of the human voice.
Colorado actor, singer, writer and teacher Ethelyn Friend and pianist/composer Gary Grundei’s concert includes songs from all genres of music, from jazz to classical aria, musical theatre and alternative rock, filtered through the vision of the 8-octave voice.
The so-called “extended” voice work developed by the Roy Hart Theatre in London and in France in the 1960s and 70s carries a radical and exciting vision of the human voice: that everyone can have access to an “8-octave voice”; and that the process of uncovering the full range of expression can lead to breakthroughs in all aspects of life.
Learn more about the history of this theatrical experiment which has sent ripples through the performance world up to today.
Saturday and Sunday Voice and Music Training Workshop
Is it time to develop your sonic courage?
Whether you are a confident singer longing for more freedom and emotional range, or a professed “non-singer” curious about challenging this self-definition, Ethelyn and Gary want to help you recover your ability to play wildly and fully with your voice. Through highly physical vocal training designed to access an extended range of sound, group singing and solo improvisation, they will lead you to possibilities both musically and personally fulfilling.
In this two-day intensive, you will learn two songs, and have at least one solo coaching session with Gary and Ethelyn, with work designed for your needs and interests. Class limited to 14.
* The Off the Rock series is dedicated to showcasing contemporary performance, both onstage and in the educational setting. The series will cover topics relevant to today and/or focus on unique forms of theatrical storytelling in order to offer audiences a stepping off point for community discussion and exploration.