Daily gentle and vigorous movement prepares us for the physical aspects of vocal and performance work and develops fuller freedom of expression in our bodies, connection between breath, body and voice. Anja’s morning sessions encourage the joy of waking up, being present and moving our bodies.
Experience the joy and community that comes from singing in a group. Phillip Woods brings his experience in the African American Gospel tradition, a passion for music for music and its ability to transform lives to the Tuscany Project once again! An acclaimed pianist, arranger, and choir director for church, community and theater groups for 30 years, Phillip’s extraordinary talent is known throughout the U.S.A. and abroad. Singers are consistently moved by his spirited teaching, by his depth of passion and commitment to music, and by his lively sense of humor!
SONG INTERPRETATION & PERFORMANCE
BODY & VOICE
Through acting and improvisational exercises, we connect more deeply with our imagination, physical impulses and emotions. We overcome the inner censor and develop more freedom on stage as well as important skills of performance such as focus, energy, connection and timing.
Through physical exercises derived from movement and acting work, we connect the voice more to the body and learn to sing from our full physical self. We understand how the body informs the voice and how we can create new sounds and open passages through physical awareness and activity.
STAGE PERFORMANCE & PRESENCE
We explore pathways to powerful performance of songs: vocal and acting technique, personal and emotional connection to material, and methods to bring forth the “story” in a song. Our focus is to create a genuine connection with one’s self and the audience, with presence, aliveness, and confidence. Students perform their songs at a final celebration.