A twice monthly seriously playful series from January through May
Join us for this 10-week adventure in Voice & Body Music! It is an excellent way to explore your body as an instrument for expression, creativity, connection and healing. We will meet twice a month and you are welcome to drop in for one session or get a discount when you sign up for the entire series.
7-8:30pm, select Wednesdays starting January 23rd
$10-20 sliding scale drop-in
$99 for all 10 weeks (PLUS free a free private lesson with the Body Music Lab facilitator of your choice, if you sign up by 1/22)
BODY OF SOUND with Alyssa DeCaro – 1/23, 2/27, 4/3
JOURNEYS IN RHYTHM with Sam Rogers – 1/30, 3/6, 4/24
VOCAL IMPROVISATION with Briony Greenhill – 2/6, 3/27, 5/1
Finale – 5/22
To register go to:
This is a great opportunity to experience a variety of modalities all leading to the source of your creativity. We hope you can join us for one or all sessions – and please spread the word!
This series fills the gaps in the monthly CircleSong (www.circlesing.net) & Body Music (www.crosspulse.com) events led by SoVoSo & Keith Terry. So now you have plenty of reason to get yourself grooving any given Wednesday in Oakland through June! Plus you’ll be all warmed up for the Wednesday night Ecstatic Dance (www.ecstaticdance.org) that’s 8 blocks away…
About the facilitators:
ALYSSA DECARO has been exploring various forms of movement arts for 30 years including Yoga, Dance (Tap, Contact Improvisation, African, Hip-Hop, Modern, Ballet), Gymnastics and Martial Arts. She has been drumming since the age of 10, singing for over a decade, and has played with Gamelan X since its inception. Alyssa discovered body music as a way to blend her love of movement and sound, and developed her Body Of Sound work at The Esalen Institute where she has been teaching classes and workshops since 2002. She is a graduate of the Tamalpa Institute for Movement-Based Expressive Arts Therapy, the Soul Motion Movement Leadership Training, and has studied with masters such as Anna Halprin, Babatunde Olatunji, Keith Terry, Fernando Barba, Ana Forrest, Vinn Marti, Suzanne Sterling, Thomas Fortel, and Max Thomas. She brings a sense of peace and of play to her students.http://BodyOfSound.com/
SAM ROGERS (aka The One Mouth Band) is an award-winning solo performer, skilled educator/facilitator, experienced CircleSong leader, & Certified TaKeTiNa Rhythm Teacher. Sam studied with legendary vocal jazz arranger Phil Mattson and performed for years with SoVoSo (spin-off Bobby McFerrin’s Voicestra) as well as several other professional a cappella groups. He now teaches voice, rhythm, & improv workshops worldwide. Sam loves using creative approaches to helping students of all levels develop new awarenesses and safely bring voice/body sounds into a musical context — all while serving the groove, increasing connection & appreciation. http://JourneysInRhythm.com/
BRIONY GREENHILL is a British singer and facilitator. In 2012 she was grant-funded to come to the US and study vocal improvisation all year with the acclaimed singer Rhiannon. She has also studied with Bobby Mcferrin and at the London Guildhall School of Music. Briony founded the London Vocal Improv Collective, has led popular singing workshops for 6 years and run workshops for Pepsi Executives in Poland, Sustainability Architects in Barcelona, and for London Design Museum major events. Briony is an experienced voice coach, recording artist and performer, and loves to make workshops super fun and safe whilst supporting the growth of musical rigor. www.BrionyGreenhill.com