Sarah Kane and Performing Arts International contributors also regularly teach at workshops run by other organisations around the globe.
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Creative Speech, Canada
28 June - 02 July 2021 | Vancover
05 July - 09 July 2021 | Toronto
It will take place between 10am and 1pm and again between 3pm and 6pm
Contact Sarah Kane for more information: email@example.com
Creative Speech offers a refreshingly new approach to what speaking is, something that most of us do every day without thinking. It gives those exploring it the tools with which to give life to their own speech: these are on the one hand clear and effective and on the other creative and imaginative. It was originally developed for teachers in the first Waldorf or Steiner school about one hundred years ago to help them deal with large classes; Rudolf Steiner, the originator of Creative Speech, considered speaking to be an art, and human beings in their fullness and depth are at the core of this most human of activities.
Creative Speech – Sprachgestaltung in German, the language in which it came into being – has the potential to awaken us not only to their meaning but also to the power, beauty and forms living in sentences, phrases, words, syllables and sounds. This approach allows us to both understand and practise what can become true communication, true conversation, which is much more than the daily exchange of opinions, emotions and intentions, as we learn to listen to what words want to say to us. Creative Speech goes to the heart of language: taking the sounds of any language as its inspiration, it investigates their qualities, dynamic and colours to expand a speaker’s artistic repertoire and gives speech artists the creative means to approach any piece of text with confidence.
More recently it has come to light that this new understanding of what speaking is can inspire actors and other artists working with the spoken word, such as storytellers and performance poets; it is now being taught in university theatre departments around the globe. It also builds self-confidence and inner resilience as we strengthen our individuality by engaging more consciously with the activity of speaking.
The workshop, will serve as an introduction to the living nature of speech, to the fact that there is much more to it than the meaning of words. It will enable participants to explore how they can give their words strength and clarity, colour and subtlety.
It will be taught by Sarah Kane, a now experienced practitioner of Creative Speech, who runs a part-time training in the UK called Foundations. This workshop will also serve as a taster course for what may become a part-time training in Creative Speech in Canada in the fall of 2021.
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