Linklater - The Actor's Voice

College of Performing Arts: Drama

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Linklater - The Actor's Voice
Spring 2024
Taught By: Alba Quezada
Section: A

CRN: 11705

Credits: 1

The goal of Voice for the Performer is to make the actor aware of what habits are inhibiting his/her body and voice, to free the flow of energy vocally and physically, and to find, through a series of technical and organic exercises, a spontaneous connection to expressiveness that is centered, focused and alive. Relaxation and release is essential to opening, freeing and ultimately strengthening your voice. In Voice for the Performer, you will become aware of how your voice and body carry habitual tensions and begin to undo them. This is the start to freeing your breath and vibrations of sound. As your voice begins to loosen up, the next step is to develop resonance by sensing and spreading the vibrations through the bones and hollow spaces of your body. Resonance is what gives your voice a warm, embodied presence and what carries your voice through a room. You can then move on to releasing specific tensions in the jaw, larynx, and tongue in order to encourage your sigh to find a free and focused pathway. Now you will be ready to begin to strengthen the voice and activate more expressiveness with the resonating ladder. Finally, you will contact the chest, the mouth, and the teeth resonators to find a vibrant, relaxed and focused connection between your thoughts, feelings, and your voice. The progression of exercises are based primarily upon the work developed by Kristin Linklater. The work will be done individually, with partners and in group exercises. Text will be derived from Freeing the Natural Voice by Kristin Linklater

College: College of Performing Arts (CO)

Department: Drama (DRA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 16

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:06pm EDT 7/12/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:30pm - 2:10pm
Building: Drama 151 Bank
Room: 106
Date Range: 1/26/2024 - 5/10/2024