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The Lessac Intensive Workshop

Perhaps the backbone of the Lessac Institute’s workshop offerings is the Intensive Workshop. Most Intensives are conducted in retreat-like settings over three to four weeks so that participants can immerse themselves fully in the process of learning. These immersion experiences cover both of Arthur Lessac’s ground-breaking texts, The Use and Training of the Human Voice, and Body Wisdom: The Use and Training of the Human Body. Led by a Master Teacher, the Intensive offers in-depth instruction in Lessac Kinesensics, which is a comprehensive and creative approach to all aspects of developing the body and voice in a healthful, holistic way. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.


UPCOMING INTESNIVES

IS THIS TRAINING FOR YOU?

  • Yes, if you are:

  • In Theatre Education: College and Secondary Educators, Advanced Students

  • A Performance Professional: Actors, Directors, Musical Performers

  • In Communications: Broadcasters and Presenters

AREAS OF STUDY

BODY TRAINING

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  • Body Alignment and Breathing

  • Breath Support and Breath Control

  • Body energies: Potency, Buoyancy, Radiancy, Interinvolvement

  • Body movement and body aesthetics

  • Body conditioning and physical fitness

  • Body Characterization

  • Natural relaxers and energizers

  • The Body’s Natural Pain Relievers

VOICE TRAINING

  • The Consonant Energy Orchestra:

    • Fluent intelligibility without rote drill

    • Melodies, rhythms, and sustained tonal colors

    • Variety and Contrast

    • Interpretation

  • Structural Energy:

    • Optimal, flexible mouth space for all speech and singing sounds

    • Relaxed and energized jaw, tongue, lips, throat, larynx

    • Quality production and identification of all vowels

    • Increased sound-wave reflection for enhanced tonal quality

  • Tonal Energy:

    • Bone conducted vocal resonance for quality vocal tone

    • Development of full dynamic pitch range

    • Control of projection for stage, microphone, and personal use in intimate, social, or formal situations

    • Development of the male and female voices for speech and singing

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  • Text and Subtext Explorations: Connecting body and vocal energies to the emotional experiencing system

  • Tono-Sensory Phonetic System: Providing organic instructions for producing quality vowels and consonants