Nettles Artists Collective is proud to bring to New York another PanNYC Workshop series for 2017. Renowned Paris-based Pantheatre will be offering its training by artistic directors Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise in NYC. This year PanNYC will have a seven day intensive on Voice Performance and Choreographic Theatre, as well as a seminar and an open session with invited artists. Oracles and Background Singers is the theme presented by Linda Wise and Enrique Pardo this year. Classes will be held at Punto Event & Performance Space located in Midtown Manhattan.
Oracles and Background Singers is a reflection on the background vocalists’ voice from the point of view of Choreographic Theater and of what we call Voice Performance. The purpose is to work on the back-up voices with a ‘metaphysical’ perspective. Who are these voices? Where do they come from? What is their place? To whom do they belong? And what do they say? “The invitation here is to listen and to think about these voices, these spirits, not so much in terms of spirituality but rather in terms of spiritism - a notion and an attitude that needs redefining in terms of how we listen to and how we hear these voices. Also, in terms of how we read and transpose their dramaturgical and metaphysical contents – i.e. the performances we make with them. This is crucial to an understanding of what is implied in voice extended ranges – certainly in Roy Hart’s vision, certainly in choreographic theater.” (Enrique Pardo)