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Voice Workshop: Margaret Pikes & Neil Paris

Free the Body Free the Voice
Friday 11th (eve only) and Saturday 12th May 2018

In this workshop, Margaret will lead exercises and guide improvisations with the aim of helping to free the voice and explore its range and its sources in the body and imagination. Neil will use dance, theatre and yoga practices to explore imaginative ways of making connections and pathways through the body to the voice. He combines playful exercises designed to free the body and spark the imagination with disciplined quiet practices that connect us with our breathing and our own unique interior worlds.

Margaret Pikes is an experienced teacher of the influential Roy Hart approach to the Human Voice. She is founder member of the Roy Hart Theatre and has led voice workshops internationally since 1979.

Neil Paris is a director, performer, teacher and artistic director of SMITHdancetheatre ( From 2003-2010 he toured internationally with Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre ( where he met Margaret Pikes. He has taught throughout the UK and Europe and has been working with Margaret since 2005.

Suitable for people from all backgrounds who have an interest in developing their voice.

Times: Friday 6 – 9pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm

Cost: £125 (£110 if deposit received before 20 April)

Venue: London Buddhist Arts Centre, Bullards Place, London E2 (nearest tube: Bethnal Green)

Bookings: contact Kate at

Individual lesson: Possibility to book a one to one class on March 10, 2018.  The cost is £70 for an hour. Please contact Margaret at