Jonathan Dawes Grimm Voices

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted    Mae West

What does it take to fully engage a listener in telling a good story? What are the elements which we need to pay attention to? How do those readers of fiction give different characters their own distinct voice? These are some of the many aspects of telling stories that will be explored during the (mostly) weekend workshop on Grimm Voices. 

Through the exploration and practice of a number of distinct vocal qualities, (e.g., falsetto, nasal, floppy tongue, etc.), we will practice a number of different vocal qualities that we can mix and match in order to bring together new and original character voices. We will use the rich and fantastical worlds contained in the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, The Pied Piper of Hamelin to name a few, are full of colourful characters whose voices are awaiting your imagination to come to life for the listener! 

Included in this course are 2 combined sessions with Graeme Du Fresne's Grimm Songs, forming a Grimm Collaboration. If you sign up to Grimm Voices you will automatically also be signed up to the Grimm Collaboration.

The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in!    W.H. Auden

Times: Sat 31 Jul 09:30-11:00
Sat 31 Jul 11:30-13:00
Sun 01 Aug 09:30-11:00
Sun 01 Aug 11:30-13:00
Sat 31 Jul 16:00-17:30*
Sun 01 Aug 16:00-17:30*
Total duration: 9 hours
Price: €90

*Collaboration Sessions