Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 6, No. 0375. Wednesday, 10 May 1995.
From: Eric Armstrong <
Date: Friday, 5 May 1995 11:46:26 -0400
Subject: National Voice Intensive
After some delightful e-mail requesting information about the National Voice
Intensive, I finally have 10 minutes to sit down and type out some info from
the flyer. Please remember this information is for NEXT year. Precise dates
will be released around January. This year, the intensive runs from May 14 to
June 16. Here goes:
The National Voice Intensive is part of the Simon Fraser University
Contemporary arts Summer Institute, held each summer on Burnaby Mountain, just
outside of Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada. It is offered in association
with Equity Showcase Theatre, a national training programme for actors.
Now in its tenth year, the National Voice Intensive is a concentrated five week
workshop designed for professional actors, performers, voice teachers, and
advanced students. David Smukler again directs a closeworking team of expert
"...nothing less than one of the most searching learning events for actors in
this country, if not on the whole continent.
...one of the most important touchstones in the development of Canadian
Theatre. Every working actor in this country should try to experience it".
--- Guy Sprung, Canadian Theatre Review #71.
Widely recognized as a national resource for those who wish to extend their
performance skills, the Voice Intensive is a unique program providing an
examination of voice, body and language skills for actors and teachers.
The studio work is designed to stimulate the imagination while expanding
emotional, physical and vocal insights through specific voice, body and
language training techniques. The morning classes focus on physical training
and the voice, while the afternoons and evenings focus on language, text
analysis, speech and articulation. The studio work evolves from a study of the
Shakespearean sonnets and three of the Shakespearean plays. This year the plays
are _Richard III_ _Macbeth_ and _Cymbeline_.
Professional actors, performers, voice teachers and advanced students in
related fields will be selected on the basis of experience as reflected in
their written application.
Deadline for applications is in early March.
Tuition: CDN$800 plus a primted materials fee. Once accepted, a CDN$100
deposit is required to hold your place. Payment of the balance is due in
Refund Policy: Tuition is not refundable except in cases of medical
emergency and an administration fee will be applied.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
contemporary arts summer institute,
School for the Comtemporary Arts,
Simon Fraser University,
Canada V5A 1S6.
Phone: (604) 291-4672
Fax: (604) 291-5907
Simon Fraser University is located in Burnaby, BC. Magnificently situated atop
Burnaby mountain, the campus overlooks Vancouver, Burrard Inlet and the Fraser
Limited Campus Accomodation is available. Contact Housing & Residence at (604)
Downtown Vancouver is 45 minutes away by public transit. Transit information
(604)261-5100 can provide details on routes, fares and travel times. Parking
permits may be purchase at the first session. Carpools are encouraged.