For Classical Singers
3rd – 7th August 2020 inclusive.
With a maximum of 25 students, this unique course provides intensive tuition for each participant, from a close-knit team of highly skilled professional tutors who have worked together for the last fifteen years.
“Truly inspiring”Jeremy, course participant
“The traditional mechanistic view of anatomy, as useful as it has been, has objectified rather than humanised our relationship to our insides.”Thomas Myers
Descartes described the human body as a ‘soft machine’. As singers, we know this true on one level, but the machine analogy very quickly becomes inadequate. How can we find working methods that genuinely connect our body machinery to our sense of self, and allow both vocal competence and artistry to flourish?
Our London Summer Course allows in-depth work on this process.
Working with a team including outstanding movement specialists, singers, and coaches, we can offer real change in singers’ training methods.
About the Course
In a supportive and friendly environment, students will be introduced to Barefoot’s unmatched model of working with responsive breath, voice and movement, to help develop their skills as classical singers.
Each day will start with group work utilizing Barefoot Opera principles, followed by small group master classes in song and opera repertoire. There will be theatre classes that are specifically integrated with voice work. There will be a public performance of staged opera scenes at the end of the course, and at least one other open performance during the week. Suitable for aspiring or established professionals and those who may not sing professionally but have a dedicated and serious interest in developing as classical singers.
The course is non-residential and will take place at the Barefoot Studio and the Telegraph Hill centre, with ample spaces for personal practice and several class spaces.
“I will be going away a wiser human”Grace, course participant
Jenny Miller: Voice & Movement
Penelope Randall-Davis: Voice
Lesley Anne Sammons: Repetiteur/Coach
Ali Baybutt & Evy Freebury: Movement Specialists
Plus a Coach: TBC
The Barefoot Studio and Annexe, 93 Endwell Rd, SE4 2NF
Telegraph Hill Centre, Kitto Rd, London, SE14 5TY
There is a café on-site and a pleasant park across the road from the centre. The studio is 5 minutes walk from Brockley cafes and eateries.
“It’s been amazing!”Helene, course participant
The deadline for applications is 1st June.
After 1st June, the payment is non-refundable.