Fundamentals of Silly Voices with Brenda Huggins!
May 7 - May 28, 2012
Puppeteers are known for their vocal versatility. Want to learn their secrets? Whether you're a singer or actor, comedian or magician, a politician or a puppeteer, this foundational skills class will give you everything you need for excellent and creative vocal performance.
Students will explore their own vocal range while learning techniques for proper breath support, projection, and good vocal health. The class will cover the basics of vocal techniques and philosophies such as Linklater, Laban, Alexander, and Bel Canto. Building from these core ideas, the class will then explore connections between voice, character, and storytelling. Puppetry performance exercises, such as discovering voices in found objects and voicing multiple puppet characters in one scene, will be incorporated throughout the class. Participants will be encouraged to learn from each other while practicing their newly-acquired skills in a fun, safe, and supportive environment.