Moving Series

The Moving Series is a workshop series designed to spread the work of core Voice Intensive faculty and their research across the country and beyond. Each workshop is specifically designed to introduce new participants to the integrated voice and movement practices and to be a refresher for those returning to the work. This year we are offering three workshops.

Moving Voice in Toronto with David Smukler, Cindy Block and Gerry Trentham, Moving Breath in Vancouver with Gayle Murphy and Brad Gibson and Moving Text in Calgary with Dawn Mari McCaugherty, David Smukler and Gerry Trentham.

Moving Text

Moving Text

This workshop will focus on identifying and embodying through voice the movement inherent in text. Forms of movement will be explored, including argument, passion, action, recollection, kinaesthetic and emotion. The morning session will be a master teaching with Gerry Trentham and Dawn McCaugherty, investigating the movement of thought, image and intention through body, word and voice. The afternoon will be a master teaching with David Smukler, further developing and branching off into unique explorations of voice and text. Short passages of Shakespeare will be provided to participants in advance for use during the day.


The Centre for Movement Arts
Bay #9 4005 9 Street SE
Calgary, Alberta T2G 3C7

Dates and Tuition

January 15, Sunday, 10-4:30
Cost: $90
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Moving Breath

Moving Breath

Revitalize actor impulse through the sensate experience of the moving breath. You will practice allowing breath to move through you, without interference, in response to each moment. The workshop will offer breath, sound and movement investigations based on Middendorf Breathexperience and Voice Intensive practices. You will listen, move, sound and speak from the sensation of the movement of breath. The practices will inspire presence, resonance and responsiveness.

Moving Breath was recently presented in Vancouver in December 2016. Please stay tuned for any future offerings.

Moving Voice

Moving Voice

This workshop focuses on the alignment of the body with its vocal potential. The morning will be a master teaching with Gerry Trentham and Cindy Block in sound and movement practices that ground the speaker and assist in voice and body alignment, encouraging a compelling presence. The afternoon will be a master teaching with David Smukler in practices on voice clarity and breath/body work that creates an authentic moving voice and vocal presence.

Moving Voice was recently presented in Toronto in November 2016. Please stay tuned for any future offerings.