Category: Leading

The Embodied Voice Online Sessions

“Interest or inquisitiveness manifests as raw delight, delight together with rawness or tenderness… In fact, tenderness and sadness, as well as gentleness, actually produce a sense of interest. You are so vulnerable that you cannot help being touched by your world” Chogyam Trungpa We have entered a period of immense change, disruption, and uncertainty. While some of us may feel…

Malta Community Project

Well we were able to complete one half of the Malta Community Project before coronavirus shut down the world! And what a beginning it was! Filipe and I spent a packed 3 days in Malta working with a lovely group of musicians from the Maltese Youth Orchestra, as well as a large number of participants from the Maltese Active Ageing…

Hackney One Voice Performance

While Hackney One Voice has now switched to meeting online, it feels like only yesterday that we last met in person! On March 8th, we performed at the Women’s Strike event at the Roundchapel. It was a lovely family event with all sorts of activities for families, tea and coffee, and exhibitions about important women from history. We had a…

Built Human, THAT! Ensemble & Nuno Veiga

This winter term of 2020 THAT! Ensemble has been exploring a collaboration with sound artist, Nuno Veiga, combining our signature voice and movement with electronics, text, and sound. On February 15th, we debuted Changes at Hundred Years Gallery, a piece made in response to the photography exhibition by local artist Mervyn Syna about development in Shoreditch. Further development of the…

We’re off to Malta!

I’ve been a bit more quiet with Curiosa this year, but we do have a project in the works. In about a week’s time Filipe and I will travel to Malta for the first weekend of a two-part project with the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. We will be meeting some amazing young musicians from the Maltese Youth Orchestra and doing a…

Songs from the Body – Filming

A really exciting development – I’ve just spent a day filming two of my new pieces for voice and movement. I wrote these pieces back in Vermont this past summer, and spent a few sessions testing them with The Embodied Voice. They are definitely still works-in-progress, but having the opportunity to share these pieces with a group of excellent singers…

Thalweg, Convex

Coming back from Portugal this summer, I dived right back into work, with a third project with Convex, the duo of Lara Guarch and Sarah Dufuyard. Their work is always developing in interesting ways, and for this project, they created an interactive choral meditation on the rights of rivers, called Thalweg. As performance leaders rather than performers, we singers led…

The Embodied Voice Fall Workshops

The Embodied Voice Workshops Exploring the voice through the body Join Kate Smith on a deep dive into the concepts and practices behind The Embodied Voice. In these workshops, we will sing and move with attention, exploring certain poses, movements, and imaginative prompts. These guided explorations aim to utilise the voice as a diagnostic tool to deepen internal awareness and…

The Embodied Voice Choir

The Embodied Voice Choir Singing music made for movement Do you love to move/dance? Do you love to sing? Why not combine the two? Join Kate Smith as she brings the principles behind The Embodied Voice into group singing. Over the course of 4 sessions, you will dive into various aspects of movement, singing, improvisation, and mindfulness, learning new and…

The Embodied Voice Fall Offerings 2019

Hello everyone! I hope you’ve been having a marvellous summer. I have been travelling a lot, going on my own journey of exploration and growing; it’s taken me from leading Create & Connect, a music and well-being retreat in Portugal, to writing music and meditating at the ArtMonastery in Vermont, and soon back to Portugal to teach on Other Lands…

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