Zang- & performanceworkshops van internationale Roy Hart-docenten
Roy Hart was a student of the well-known voice teacher Alfred Wolfsohn. After Wolfsohn’s death Roy Hart continued his research into the human voice and started the Roy Hart Theatre. The people he worked with are now living and teaching all over the world.There are a few teachers in the Nederland that teach in the spirit of The Roy Hart Theatre. However, Zwaan de Vries is the only official Roy Hart teacher in the Netherlands. For that reason she wants to invite international Roy Hart teachers to the Netherlands to give masterclasses under the name of Roy Hart Centre Netherlands. These workshops are meant for all voice users (singing, speaking) and all levels (amateur, professional). The dedication and motivation to want to research the voice is central. Since it is an international voice centre we communicate standard in English.
We offer different workshops and classes in the Roy Hart tradition, with different teachers.
MasterClass with Zwaantje de Vries (2-3 hours, individual)
Work with Zwaantje individually on your voice questions for a session of 1, 2 or 3 hours. Book one or more sessions on these dates. Fill in the form below.
Workshop with Yinske Silva (3 days, group)
In cooperation with Mezrab Storytelling School Yinske developed a
3 day workshop on using voice, breathe and movement on stage, tailor-made for storytellers and performers.
More info and application here
International Roy Hart Teacher Workshop with Edda Heeg (4 days, group)
We invite the best Roy Hart teachers from all over the world to come give workshops in The Netherlands for all those interested in developing their voice in a unique and complete way.
The third workshop is with Edda Heeg. Read all about it below
We are happy to announce that our next workshop will be in February 2023 with the formidable Edda Heeg:
MY VOICE - Edda Heeg
The Roy Hart tradition is based on the premise that every voice has great potential. In this workshop we will dive intensively into the exploration of the voice and its possibilities of expression.
Through contact with the voice, confidence in one's own personality is strengthened. There is no longer any right or wrong, but only "being in tune with oneself". This is the way to your own artistic expression. Please bring a song or text that you have learned by heart.
Further contents of this workshop: • Body and breathing exercises • voice training • extended voice • song interpretation • improvisation • Singing together • Individual work
For further personal information on Edda Heeg, read more here.
PRACTICAL:DATE: Thu 2- Sun 5 February 2023TIMES: 10h-13h and 15h-17h LUNCH: IncludedLOCATION: AmsterdamPRICE: 425,- euro (0& VAT, including lunch)REGISTRATION: Use the form belowQUESTIONS: email@example.com
Hear Edda speak on what we will we learn, what Roy Hart work is and who can join.
Zwaantje de Vries studied Pedagogy, Visual Arts, Drama and Dansexpressie, and had her own avant-garde dance company ‘Zwaantje & Jaap Kleyn’ in Amsterdam. She has performed and exhibited in the Netherlands, Germany and France. She has been a guest drama and Dansexpressie teacher at several Universities and other Institutes in the Netherlands and Germany. She performs with other artists in acoustic ‘Sound-scapes’ (‘Pre-Poets’ and ‘Genetic Choir’), and develops multi-disciplinary improvisations. She teaches groups and individuals and is guest voice teacher at the Artez Institute of Arts, Arnhem and at De Lindenberg Art Institute, Nijmegen.Zwaantje de Vries has trained with Marita Günther, Robert Harvey, Kaya Anderson, Enrique Pardo, Jonathan Hart Makwaia and several others.She speaks Dutch, German, English and a little French.
"My identity is my biography and my voice expresses that. Coming from a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic family (Indonesian-Dutch), I was challenged to discover my own identity. Since 1981 the Roy Hart Theatre work been most powerful means to this end. I’m deeply moved each and every time a person discovers the beauty of their own unique voice. After that, the process of integration can begin. To be a guiding companion on that road is a great gift and the core of my teaching."
Fill in the form below to apply for a masterclass. Pick your preferred date and Zwaantje will contact you for a time.
These Masterclasses are given in Amsterdam.
Zwaantje also gives classes in Nijmegen. Fill in the form and pick "Another Date"; she'll contact you to plan your class.
Yinske Silva’s work is all about voice, in many ways. On stage she’s a singer, improvisor, presenter and moderator. Off stage she works as a (provocative) coach, voice coach and socio-cultural innovator: www.yinskesilva.nl.
As a vocal coach Yinske has over 15 years of experience and trained in many different vocal techniques and approaches to voice. She combines the physical with the psychological when teaching voice. Her style is warm, sharp, humorous and she knows how to bring everyone a step further in their voice work.
She founded the Roy Hart Centre NL, the Dutch home for this unique and profound approach to voice work: www.roy-hart-theatre.com
Workshop #2 – Kevin Crawford – vr 29 nov- zo 1dec
VOICE: from sound to song and text.
This workshop aims to introduce students to a vibrant approach to the voice, that opens up vocal potential by focusing on the subtle interplay of body, sound and imagination. Through a playful approach students explore lesser known parts of their voices and learn how this might be useful in creating a richer vocal spectrum that they can apply in diverse fields, including singing, public speaking and the creation of character onstage. No prior musical knowledge is required. It includes.
> In-depth warm up that roots vocal expression in tangible physical sensation and experience > Stretching vocal stamina and limits whilst respecting the needs of each student > Introducing extended vocal techniques, including extreme vocal expression, and establishing good practice > Introducing an approach to text that stimulates and refreshes students’ perception of a text and its embodiment > Developing partner sensitivity and interdisciplinary integration > Simple A Capella singing.
Each participant is asked to bring a short text, known by heart, to the workshop. This can be either an extract from a play or poem (in Dutch, English, French, German or Italian). Please bring a copy of your chosen text.
Practical info about the workshop. *Dates: Fri 29 Nov, Sat 30 Nov, Sun 1 Dec * Time: 10.00-17.00 with a 1-hour lunch break. 9.30 doors open, with coffee&tea. * Number of participants: min 8 and max. 14 * Location: Blauwe Zaal, Tugela85, Tugelaweg 85, Amsterdam * Charge: 395,- p.p. Including lunch * Register: firstname.lastname@example.org * Questions?: email@example.com (Yinske Silva).
KEVIN WILL ALSO GIVE MASTERCLASSES ON MON 1 & TUE 2 DEC. In the masterclasses you will work individually with Kevin for an hour. If you have requests for 2-3p please contact us.
*Dates: Mon 2 Dec, Tue 3 Dec *Time: You will be planned on one of the 2 dates for a one hour masterclass. Please let us know if you really can’t make a certain time (e.g. during day or evening) *Location: Roelantstraat 10, Amsterdam. *Charge: 60,- p.p. *Register: firstname.lastname@example.org *Questions?: email@example.com (Yinske Silva).
ABOUT KEVIN CRAWFORD. Kevin Crawford is a founding member of the Roy Hart Theatre company. He toured extensively with the company for over twenty years, before moving to Ireland, where he was a member of faculty at the School of Drama, Trinity College. In 2001, he was awarded an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. In 2002, Kevin was appointed Lecturer at the Université d’Artois before joining Accademia dell’Arte in Arezzo, Italy, where he directs the MFA in Physical Theatre. Directorial credits include ‘Wolf’s Bride’, ‘The Bacchae’ and ‘Bartholomew Fair’. He wrote and recently performed ‘Montee’ in collaboration with cellist Caroline Boersma: performances in US, Italy and France.
Kevin Crawford has trained with Roy Hart, Marita Gunther, Derek Rossignol, Robert Harvey, Lisa Mayer, Dorothy Hart and Viviane Young.
He speaks English, French and Italian.
In Zwaantje's workshop you'll dice into the fundamental elements of Roy Hart Theatre voice work supported by movement and dance expression:
– Developing your vocal potential– Theatrical, dance and musical improvisatie– Individual work in small groups– Breathe work and physical exercises to prepare the body to sing– The art of listening to others and yourself– Finding the dynamic sources of sound.
The Roy Hart Centre NL is an initiative of Yinske Silva and Zwaan de Vries. Several years ago Yinske, who was already a keen Roy Hart workshop participant, asked Zwaan, who she knew through the Genetic Choir, to start the Roy Hart Centre NL.
Their ideas clicked and so they started organising the first 3-5 day workshops with international Roy Hart teachers. Zwaan contacting her fellow teachers all over the world, Yinske organising the venue and promoting the workshop.
Now Zwaan is artistic leader and Yinske organisational leader. Mejane Bertrand is our coordinator.
CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO: INFO@ROYHARTCENTRE.NL