Wow. 15 of us just had a tremendous and expanding two days working with designated Linklater teacher Ben Joiner. Our first workshop at the Atelier, a real mix of ages, experience, gathered and we all had our own threads that brought us into the workshop. The emphasis of Linklater's approach is on the removal of the physical and psychological blocks that inhibit the human voice; its objective is that the voice is brought into direct contact with the emotions, shaped by the intellect but not restricted by it.
In just two days, every individual on the workshop made breakthroughs, regardless of what training if any had been undertaken previously.
"Freeing and liberating. Exactly what I needed, just when I needed it".
"Thank you for providing such an opportunity for exploring the body and how the vibrations work in it to enable sounds to be voiced. The contrast with the formality of my more usual experience during singing made it very special, as did the warmth of everyone present".
"Ben was very, very good."
What a great weekend. Feel thoroughly planted, rooted, renovated and ready to vibrate the world! And enjoyed "being a beast."
"Oh what a wonderful weekend - thank you, thank you. More please!