kate hilder

Expressive Body classes and workshops

Here is the current schedule for my Expressive Body classes and workshops.
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Edinburgh, UK

Connecting In, Connecting Out

1st & 2nd June, 11am to 5pm
Harry Younger Hall, Canongate
This workshop will focus on collaborating with others in duets, trios and ensemble. Using an expressive palette of movement, voice and words, it will be a mix of playful exploration, skill development and performing for each other. Open to all adults, no particular background or experience is needed. Newcomers are welcome!

Some of the questions we will explore during this weekend are:

How do I stay connected to my own experience while being in relationship with my partner(s)? How do I respond with material that is relevant yet fresh and new? When does the scene call me to join my partners’ world and when do I offer a new dimension? When does stillness enhance a scene and when do I act?

You will build confidence in expanding your movement and vocal vocabulary as well as developing spoken narratives – creating image rich worlds and playing with the musicality of speech while staying physically engaged and alive. This is an invitation to embark on a journey into an ever changing physical and emotional landscape, aligning your feelings with your actions and developing your performance presence.

Cost:
Early bird £120 (deposit to be received by 10th May).
Full price: £150

London, UK

The Expressive Body

29th & 30th June
Sat: 1pm – 6pm, Sun: 11am – 5pm
Chisenhale Dance Space, London, E3 5QZ
In this workshop you will be invited to connect inwards to your body, breath and feelings and outwards to others through movement, vocal work and dynamic play.

For anyone interested in discovering new forms of self expression as well as dancers, actors, musicians and singers wanting to expand their physical, vocal and emotional expressive range.

Through practicing simple, improvisational exercises you’ll access your innate creativity and vast imagination, developing your ability to listen, respond in the moment and work collaboratively.

Experimenting with your vocal palette will be a point of departure for sourcing words and language. You will learn how to create spoken narratives which are colourful and unpredictable while staying deeply connected to your body.

Somatic movement explorations inspired by the Feldenkrais Method will support you in expanding your vocal and movement vocabulary.

Cost:
Early bird £135
Full price: £160
(£60 deposit to be received by 27th May)

Devon, UK

Explore your voice

5th & 6th October
The Gateway, Seaton, Devon
A weekend workshop exploring movement, voice, language & song with Margaret Pikes & Kate Hilder.

This workshop is an opportunity to discover the dynamic connections between movement, imagination, vocal expression and singing.

Kate and Margaret will teach in tandem starting each day with a movement and vocal warm-up followed by solo, duet and small group improvisations. Margaret will lead sessions centring on vocal possibilities which arise from these explorations including short individual guidance. At other times we will start with vocal work and then experiment with movement and mood to fill out the different characters which emerge.

Exploring our voices can be a doorway to words and language. We will discover how connecting with the sources from which we produce our voices can generate narrative content.

Somatic movement explorations inspired by the Feldenkrais Method will support students in expanding their vocal and movement palette.

Margaret Pikes is a founder member of the Roy Hart Theatre. She has been developing her approach to vocal exploration for 50 years based on her training with Roy Hart. Her book “Owning our Voices: Vocal Discovery in the Wolfsohn-Hart Tradition,” written with Dr Patrick Campbell, was published in 2021.

Cost:
Early bird: TBA
Full price: TBA

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Ireland

The Expressive Body

Saturday 11th May, 11am to 5pm
Maria Assumpta Hall, Ennis, Clare

A playful journey through the imaginative world of movement, sound and speech.

An introductory one-day workshop for anyone interested in discovering new forms of self expression as well as dancers, actors, musicians and singers wanting to expand their physical, vocal and emotional expressive range.

You will be invited to connect inwards to your body, breath and feelings and outwards to others through movement, vocal work and dynamic play.

Through practicing simple, improvisational exercises you’ll develop your collaborative skills and improve your ability to respond in the moment.

Working solo and with partners you will experience how vocal sounds can transform into words and narratives and discover ways to open the doors of your vast imagination.

Cost: Early bird €50
(payment to be received by 6th May)
. Full price: €60