Song is thoughts sung on the breath, when man is moved by a great force and ordinary speech no longer is sufficient. (Indian quotation)
Singing is healthy for man. When we sing, our body, intellect, emotions and intuition work together in a careful and fine balance. The left part of the brain, which takes care of intellectual challenges, is combined with the right part of the brain which stands for emotion, intuition, spontaneity and imagination.
Working with our body and breathing gives us a sense of physical well-being. The body gets life and energy. The breath expands, and the body vibrates on a higher level of energy. The deep concentration on text and music train us for that scenic presence which fascinates an audience. When we sing we share human experiences. By sharing great musical experiences, both singer and audience undergo a transformation, creating a sense of community beyond time and place.
The professional singer is his own instrument in the same way as the dancer, the conductor, the actor and the sportsman. Singing is a way of self-expression in the same way as dancing, demanding a delicate balance between spontaneity, technique, imagination and inspiration. Not least, singing demands a high degree of body control as the body determines the working conditions for the breath as well as for the sound itself. When the body is well-balanced, alive and well-trained, we feel ourselves and are in equilibrium.
Our culture is founded on activities based on efforts and achievements, and we human beings often stand in the way of ourselves. In reality singing is a spontaneous expression. Singing is vitality and self-expression.
VoiceEmbodiment not only means giving your voice a body but also finding your own voice.
The focus of VoiceEmbodiment is the human being behind the artist. Our main goal is to help the individual singer overcome any mental or physical limitations which stand in the way of his possibility to express his human and musical potential. This can only happen in an atmosphere of joy, freedom, inspiration and creativity.
VoiceEmbodiment has been developed over a number of years by voice teacher and body therapist Anne Rosing-Schow, actress Terese Damsholt and psychotherapist Marianne Miravet Sorribes.