VOICE IN NATURE
Victoria Hanna (Israel) and Ridina Ahmedova’ (Czech Republic
9th-14th July 2019
We will meet twice – in the summer, for five days of deep voice research and singing in the eastern European nature in Czech Republic, in the flowing green forest. In the autumn we will have four days’ work in an enchanted oasis in the Israeli desert, and will experience the voice’s reaction to the different landscapes. You can join any of the workshops or both of them.
Ridina and Victoria will teach and present to each other their voice school. We will all join, learn, sound and sing together.
Part in the Czech republic:
When: 9th-14th July 2019
From Tuesday 19.00 to Sunday 15.00.
Where: Holiday Park Mlázovy
Right in the area is a great forest park with small lake just for us, as well as beautiful indoor workshop place. We will work both outside and inside.
For: for singers of any experience
Fees: CZK 2900 (CZK 2500 for student, seniors and parents on maternal leave)
+ accommodation CZK 260/night in pension U Podkovy nearby or CZK 750/night including breakfast directly in Mlázovy hotel.
We can order vegetarian/non-vegetarian lunches and dinners for the whole group or part of it (we will let you know).
If you are going to come by public transport, look for transportation to Kolinec. We can pick you up there.
The Israeli part will take place in the fascinating Neot Semadar oasis in the southern part of Israel, in the middle of desert. → www.neot-semadar.com
What Victoria brings
A vocal workshop in nature, inspired by Hebrew Kabbalistic texts. International vocal artist Victoria Hanna invites you to a fascinating and in-depth encounter with the human voice.
In ancient cultures, voice and sound were an integral part of healing ceremonies and creation stories – we will try to understand what that actually means. In the course of three intensive days in an especially beautiful natural setting, we will practice this in-depth inquiry into the voice, connecting it with the body and with the basic natural elements – earth, air, water and fire.
We will touch the depths of the body and soul, in order to discover where each vowel and consonant is located. The use of voice and speech through the holy letters of the biblical language will open new fields of insight and creativity for us, and we will understand how this directly affects the performance of every song in every language. Language and sound are magic in space, poured from the soul into the body and into the physical space in which we exist.
What Ridina brings:
Working with the voice fascinates me by the way it allows close, deep and intense sharing among people. The voice is the means by which we establish contact with ourselves and others. It’s amazing to discover this dimension of encounter. Maybe it’s my African roots that call for community – which comes in heaps with group singing. At the same time, I love awakening and developing the ability to create beautiful music from simple inputs – because it’s something we’re all capable of. We will discover and deepen this gift we all have in ourselves.
Our meeting’s theme is nature and landscape. We will look for a connection between what we see, hear and feel, we will create songs using cues from various senses. We will become wanderers in our own and group soundscapes.
VOICE IN NATURE