Markéta Dvořáková€™s vocal courses have two basic levels; the first is to learn how to use the voice in the context of individual abilities: correct annunciation, breathing, best use of resonance spaces, etc. Using specific exercises and a clear interpretation, each participant will be led so they can freely manage, within the limits of their abilities, correct intonation and pleasant, simple singing, so that, using spatial declamation and the correct awareness of breathing, they can "speak€ to a larger area without exerting themselves and so that everyone can get over stage-fright, fear or panic using specific breathing exercises. Training is conducted in the form of a lecture, jointly singing folk or other songs, other breathing exercises, joint vocal and movement improvisations, etc.
The second focus of the course is to work with the voice and breathing to enter a general physical and mental plane: using conscious vocal expression everyone gradually focuses on both creating harmonic vibrations (both during joint singing and during any individual vocal expression), and on using this harmonic resonance to create a state of mental relaxation and natural physical vibration, which cleans the energy pathways removing any blocks that may have accumulated. Markéta Dvořáková's pedagogical approach is based on both vocal transformation, using breathing and concentration exercises (i.e., a simplified form of "Zen- meditation€), and on active Voice Movement Therapy, which arose in Great Britain and is based on a wide range of therapeutic research aimed at the healing power of the voice.
The aim is to achieve harmonious individual and group interplay, find a way to self-expression, to learn how to use ones creative potential, to wake up and, where appropriate, to improve confidence, etc.
The courses are run so that it is a pleasant and harmonious experience for everyone and so that the participants do not feel constrained by any notional lack of musical or singing talent. It is necessary to realise that everyone has a sense of and a desire for harmony and, therefore, a given ability to perceive music and musical vibrations - it is simply enough to release this ability and learn how to work with it. Similarly, to a certain extent, there is no one who cannot learn to sing; thus, participation in the course is not dependent on a disposition to singing. Training is conducted so that everyone can learn not only voice skills, but also to slowly learn to listen to their inner harmony, to learn how to work with it and thus master stress, remove energy and physical blocks, to learn to "turn off€ or, in contrast, to focus, giving oneself an energy "boost€ etc. But the main thing is for every hour of the course to be a pleasant and harmonious experience for all
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The seminar will take place every day from 10 am to 5.30 pm in beautiful enviroment of the atelier Modrý ostrov - www.modryostrov.cz, Dolnočernošická 443, Praha 5 - Lipence. It's possible to sleep there with own sleeping bag. The price is CZK 1450,- and for students, pensioners and persons on parental leave CZK 1350,-