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The Song in a Dramatic Situation: A Workshop with Annabel Arden

The Song in a Dramatic Situation

Workshop with Annabel Arden

London. Monday 28th September – Friday 2nd October 2015

The workshops will run each day 10.00-15.00

Course Fee: £250.00

This workshop is for performers in all forms of theatre and opera, aimed at anyone who is interested in how to use music as  an integral part of the theatrical experience.  More specifically the workshop will focus on how to integrate  a song seamlessly in a dramatic situation. Rhythm, melody, speech into song will all be things we play with.  You do not need to be a “good” singer, only to love music and song.

In this workshop we will prepare physically and vocally, and then look at different kinds and forms of songs and how they arise in theatrical contexts. Some spoken texts, specifically Shakespeare and Chekhov will also be part of the work.

Participants should be prepared to come with an unaccompanied song they are able to sing solo as well as a simple, short song to teach to the group, preferably a folk song or similar. These songs can be in any language, and ideally they should have a strong form in themselves, without their instrumental backing.

The course is by application only, to apply please send a copy of your CV and a Cover Letter to:

For a short biography of Annabel Arden, please see the following link;

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