Julia Varley


Workshop on vocal dramaturgy for actors and singers

The workshop deals with the unity of the physical and vocal impulse, the connection between the singing and speaking voice and with the relationship between text and action. The participants will work individually and in chorus to achieve the characteristic generosity of the voice which it gains at the moment when it is offered to the surrounding space and becomes alive there.

Julia Varley works as an actress at Odin Teatret in Denmark. Apart from acting she is active in directing, teaching, organising and writing. Before joining Odin Teatret she worked in Milan with theatre with Teatro del Drago, Centro Sociale Santa Marta and Circolo La Comune, and earned her living as an assistant film producer. With Odin Teatret, Julia Varley teaches in schools and universities and has synthesised her experience in four work demonstrations, among others The Echo of Silence.  Since its beginning in 1986 she has been active in The Magdalena Project, a network of women in contemporary theatre. She is also the artistic director of Transit International Festival, Holstebro, and editor of The Open Page, a journal devoted to women’s work in theatre. She has directed several theatre productions and worked as an assistant director for two films. Furthermore, Julia Varley has written two books: Wind in the West – a novel by a theatre character  and Notes of an Odin Actress – Stones of Water. Her articles and essays have been published in journals such as The Mime Journal, New Theatre Quarterly and Teatro e Storia.

  • Datum: Friday, September 25th, 2020
  • Zeit: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Ort: Groove Dance Studio, Wächtersbacher Str. 76, 60386 Frankfurt
  • Gebühr: 30 €
  • Teilnehmer*innen: max. 16
  • Sprache: English
  • Zielgruppe: actresses and womyn singers
  • Voraussetzung: The participants should know a text (poetry or prose, about half a page) and a song by heart, on the theme of silence.
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Sep 25 2020


10:00 - 13:00

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