The Singer Acts – Weekend Workshop with Dawn Arnold and Matthew Ellenwood – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 02/24/17 – Chicago, IL

Event The Singer Acts – Weekend Workshop with Dawn Arnold and Matthew Ellenwood When Friday, February 24, 2017 4:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoThe Singer Acts – A Weekend Workshop February 24 & 25, 2017 Friday 4-9:30 PM Saturday, 1-4 PM with lunch break
Early registration 15% discount through Feb 10

A weekend intensive for singers to discover the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique with Dawn Arnold and Matthew Ellenwood.

What does the singer need to know to also be a wonderful actor?
”The music can lead the singer to the acting and the acting should further define the music to tell the story.”

In this workshop, Dawn Arnold will be joined by vocal teacher and coach, Matthew Ellenwood to look at essentials of acting a musical or opera role through some of the tools of the Chekhov Technique. Singers will work on one solo or aria and the scene that surrounds it, focusing on becoming the character, understanding the dramatic action, and connecting to the character and action in both the musical moments and the moments when they are not singing.

When signing up for the workshop, please send a digital copy of the music you will be singing in the workshop. Prepare by studying the entire opera or musical so you are ready to answer significant questions.

Workshop fee: $150/$120 with studio membership*
*Purchase a Studio Member Card and enjoy discounted fees for a year
Early registration 15% discount through Feb 10.

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Michael Chekhov Acting Technique for Singers Six Week Class – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 06/22/15 – Chicago, IL

Event Michael Chekhov Acting Technique for Singers Six Week Class When Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00pm – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoMichael Chekhov Acting Technique for Singers Six Week Class June 22- July 27, 2015 Mondays 7-9:30 PM Chekhov Studio Chicago welcomes singers this summer for a Six Week Class in Chekhov Technique for Singers. Dawn Arnold, certified master teacher of the Michael Chekhov Technique and and Matthew Ellenwood of Complete Vocal Services, will lead singers to explore the effective and inspiring tools of the Chekhov Technique and guide them in applying the tools to their songs or arias.

The Chekhov Technique is a world renowned approach that inspires performing artists, giving them effective means to connect to and express the inner life of their roles. The psycho-physical exercises are simple and surprisingly direct in helping singers to create memorable performances.

This class will introduce the basic concepts of the technique in an ensemble format and then singers will be guided to apply the Chekhov Technique to their material, working one on one with Matthew and Dawn

Fee: $240/ $180 Studio Members*
Pay Plan available. Ask when registering. For info and to register, email info@movingdock.org

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Singers and Chekhov Technique Special Workshop with SongShop – Chekhov Studio Chicago – 03/28/14 – Chicago, IL

Event Singers and Chekhov Technique Special Workshop with SongShop When Friday, March 28, 2014 7:00pm – Sign up via SongShop – 16+ Where Chekhov Studio Chicago (map) 2135 W Wilson (Christian Community Church) Chicago, IL 60625 Other InfoSpecial Weekend Intensive Workshop The Singer and Michael Chekhov Acting Technique March 28 & 29, 2014 A Collaborative Workshop – Chekhov Studio Chicago welcomes Song Shop to the Studio!
2135 W Wilson, Chicago, IL 60625

Friday 7-10 PM
Saturday 10-4 with lunch break – eight hours of concentrated training and playing!

Song Shop and Chekhov Studio Chicago come together for the first time in this special workshop designed for singers. Dawn Arnold will lead singers to explore the effective and inspiring tools of the Chekhov Technique! The psycho-physical exercises are simple and surprisingly direct in helping singers to connect to their inner life and create memorable performances.

Singers are invited to bring a song that they wish to develop. (You might bring several that you know well and choose which one you most want to explore as you go). The workshop is active, but all participants can feel comfortable in adapting the work to their ability level. It is energizing, liberating, and fun!

The Friday evening will include an overview of basic concepts of the technique that connect body and mind, wake up the expressive self, and begin the creative process for the singer working on their material. Saturday, singers will be led to apply the concepts to their material, working together in a supportive group. An accompanist will work with us. In the afternoon we will show each other what we are finding in our artistic explorations. Bring two copies of your sheet music in your right key (one for the accompanist)

Interested participants can sign up through Song Shop.

Fee for the Weekend Workshop Intensive is $125
Can’t come to the whole workshop? Contact Song Shop about attending only Friday evening (Fee $45).
Want to observe only for part of the workshop? Join us on Saturday afternoon at 2PM (Fee $15).
Need financial assistance? Contact Song Shop for limited scholarship options.

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