Estill Voice and Alba/Feldenkrais Workshops Set for July at UNC Asheville

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UNC Asheville’s Arts and Ideas Program is offering July workshops using Estill Voice Training and Alba and Feldenkrais methods for emotional and kinesthetic awareness and expression.
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  • Estill Voice Workshop, July 13-16 – Participants will learn anatomical elements that change the quality of sound and power of the voice, and how to voluntarily adjust them for confident vocal control and versatility. Kerrie Obert, Director of Medical Arts and Clinical Voice Pathologist at The Ohio State University Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic and a certified course instructor of Estill Voice International, will lead the workshop, which is appropriate for beginners as well as professionals. Cost of the four-day workshop is $330. Registration is due June 27.
  • A Body of Emotion: Alba/Feldenkrais Workshop, July 21-25Laura Bond, chair and professor of drama at UNC Asheville, and Feldenkrais master teacher Lavinia Plonka, director of Asheville Movement Center, will lead this five-day workshop, combining the Alba and Feldenkrais methods. This workshop is designed for those interested in increasing their ability to manage and regulate emotions and achieve full embodiment of personal expression. Cost for the workshop is $700. Registration is due July 16.
  • Intermediate Alba Training, July 21-25 – Bond and Jessica Beck, an Alba Emoting instructor and veteran of theater in the United Kingdom, will lead this workshop for students who have had at least 30 hours of Alba training and are interested in refining their pattern work and learning intricate methods for applying the Alba Method to their professional work and life.  Cost of the workshop is $650. Registration is due July 16.

All workshops will take place on campus. Residence hall lodging on campus is available for an additional fee. Those seeking on-campus lodging should register by July 7. For more information or to register, visit arts.unca.edu/events or call 828.251.6808.