WORKSHOP::Vocal Expansion with Barbara Lazara

11 − 15 May 2017

Tropical strategies to rediscover, diversify and reconnect our voice as corporeal resonance/affective eloquence with Barbara Lazara.

This is an intensive workshop / process to expand the flow of the vocal-body circuit.

This Vocal Expansion workshop will focus on practicing anatomical and physical awareness when conducting sound through and from the pelvic area, and how this mind-set brings forth the voice in a committed and connected vocal emission.

From corporeal to deep listening, from collective to individual, from impulse to emission we will exercise, question and actively analyze how we approach the depths and fragilities of sound and voice___flow

Participants will go through a series of exercises and techniques to follow the resonating journeys of the bodies, allow the air expand the territories of vibration, deep voice, sonic imagery, flow and freedom.

On Friday 12.05 , we will have the pleasure of meeting the Ensemble Medulla (Ulrike Sowodniok, Jagna Anderson, Dodi Helschinger, Lea Søvsø, Anna Katharina Weißenfels) who will present a small improvisation and dialogue withBarbara Lazara; who will be talking about Mexico’s diverse scene of vocal experimental projects as well as about her own triggers and motivations to approach to the vocal material in her particular way. More about Ensamble Medulla

More about Barbara Lazara: Performer / voice artist based in Mexico City, focused on the relation between body, voice and space using tools like choreography, natural corporeal resonances, and sound installation. Lazara creates performatic pieces to activate the dicotonomy between divine/animal she founds naturally expressed on human voice. She performs in México,  US and Europe   solo and in collaboration with stage and sound artists such as Zbigniew Szumski, Simon Fujiwara or Naomi Rincon Gallardo. Her works have been released by Staaltape (GER), Volta (MEX), and broadcast on Antenas Intervenciones (ECUADOR).