Deborah Jeanne Weitzman – Sound exploration with movement

By Stopping Who We Think We Have To Be, We Discover Who We Are

Do we stop ourselves from allowing the untried impulse within ourselves? Do we feel foolish or ashamed to follow the untraveled path? And yet how much potential there is just beyond what we most fear.

Using tools of Alexander Technique, Continuum, Authentic Movement and Lee Strasberg Theatre techniques, Deborah will lead the group into a deep awakening of breath and vocal resonance that naturally enhance creative possibilities. With the gentle, yet powerful Alexander touch, we can embrace aspects of our self we have deemed awkward or wrong.

The workshop will include guided explorations that help allow more freedom and connection between breath, movement and sound emission; hands-on work with partners; ensemble vocal improvisations to support a fluid use of the voice and our innate musical intuition. With our voices and spirits warmed-up, we’re ready to receive and let go of improvisational impulses that may surprise us. The ultimate goal is to connect with the source of our imagination for sound and movement, and to be fully present in each moment.

This workshop is geared for actors, singers, dancers, musicians, and those curious to awaken these skills, from the hobbyist to the professional.

Deborah Jeanne Weitzman is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique. She holds a university degree in Music and Theatre and has been a teacher of voice, theatre, movement and the Alexander Technique for 25 years. In addition to her teaching she has worked as a singer around the world.