Workshop door Robert Sussuma: The singing bone

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Vrijdag 26 oktober van 15.00 tot 20.00 uur en zaterdag en zondag 27/28 oktober van 10.00 tot 18.00 uur aan de Bert Haanstrakade 102 in Amsterdam.

Kosten: aanbetaling €100 uiteindelijke prijs €300.

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The singing bone

The hyoid bone is unusual among the 206 bones of the human skeleton. It is not attached to any other bone by a joint. Instead, it is suspended by an intricate complex of muscles, ligaments and tissues that connect it, both directly and indirectly, to the head, jaw, spine, sternum, shoulder blades, and beyond…

Because of the sling-like configuration that all of these connections create around the hyoid bone, the vocal apparatus is amazingly flexible and capable of unbelievably intricate movements and configurations. But, with freedom often comes confusion, as the brain must organize all of these many possible actions in order to maintain functionality across many different skills and functions (vital to recreational). Often, when this area is disorganized it can adversely affect posture, breathing, swallowing, speaking and singing in surprising ways.

In this workshop, through the use of specially-designed Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement Lessons and other somatic processes, we will center our attention and movements around the hyoid bone and from there re-organize the whole self for improved vocal ability and overall physical comfort and efficiency.

ROBERT SUSSUMA, originally from New York City, is an explorer, a life-long learner and a connoisseur of connections: movement, speaking and singing, voice science, emotions, music, motor learning, neurology-inaction,and deep personal development - to name a few. His formal education is in vocal performance (Bachelors of Music in Voice Performance and Masters of Music in Early Music Voice Performance). However,early in that training, he was introduced to the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education and has seen the two fields as inseparable ever since. He is now a Guild Certified Feldenkrais® Practitioner. Robert has taught Private Voice Lessons and Voice and Movement Classes at Naropa University (Boulder,Colorado), Haverford College (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and PACE University (New York, New York), and has maintained an active private studio for over 15 years, most recently working with with well-known and successful actors and singers in NYC. Robert has also been a guest teacher at Harvard University, the University of Michigan and Barcelona University.