Voice and Body Music Workshop

The Workshop:

This workshop is intended for all audiences, amateurs and professionals (from 15 years) curious to discover a way of merging the voice and the body percussions.
Julia and Perrine chose to work on a varied repertoire of songs with Soul and Gospel influences,  which gives the possibility to go into various types of rhythms. Every theme is the opportunity to work on the pulsation, the understanding of a particular rhythm, and its translation in body percussions.

This workshop represents a really playful challenge for everyone!! It supposes a work of coordination and requires concentration while staying in the game. And it is a pure pleasure to find how to commit concretely the body in the support of the voice. It will be a great moment of sharing: the choir is powerful, it is not A drum, but Dozens … Powerful and subtle: a work on the nuances and the balance of the group will bring depth and interiority.

This is a discovery workshop, no knowledge or experience is required, just your motivation to deepen the coordination of the vocal work and the physical work. You will see moreover how both by bearing itself are brought to become clearer and clearer …

2 different workshops are proposed:

  • Workshop I: … about binary rhythms

 In this first session, it is about approaching the pulsation in its binary division. So, passing from an Hallelujah with  funk accents, to the latin rhythmic of ” A time to love ” from Stevie wonder, you experiment how, the sound of the foot becoming that of the drum ( Stomp) and that of the fingersnaps ( Snap) the cymbal, make of the body a real instrument for the support(accompaniment) of the voice.

  • Workshop II: … about ternary and swing rhythms

For this second session, it is about approaching the pulsation in its ternary division and secondly playing with swing accents. So, the work alternates between bounce and roundness… Make Snaps* bounce on “Music In the air”, then play them in a circular way on “I Feel The Presence”, or still borrow from the tap-dancing some Stomps* to accompany “Oh Freedom”, then return to hands-drums and rock them on a Congolese song … And that’s not all!!! But it would be necessary it’s a pity to reveal all the surprises!!!

The Teachers:

Perrine Camus:

From her interest in what unites music and dance, she encounters in the practice of percussive dances such as tap dancing, flamenco and body percussion the ideal fusion of movement and rhythm. In body percussion, the teachings of Jep Melendez, Nestor Busquets, Hofesh Shechter, Max Pollak, Olivia Rosenkrantz, Keith Terry, the Barbatuques and many others will inspire her to develop her own language both musical and choreographic.
As her experiences unfold, the vocal ensemble becomes as much as the choreographic ensemble, one of her favorite playgrounds to invest in! An original language is created where rhythm, movement and voice mingle in complicity…”
Julia Chesnin:
A key figure in Gospel and Soul in Brittany, Julia trained in New York at the First Corinthian Baptist Church, as a member of the choir directed by Dr Patrice E.Turner. She has also worked in workshops with Michael Mc Elroy, director of the Broadway Inspirational Voices ensemble.
In Brittany, she conducts The SoulSpirit Choir, a Gospel-Soul choir of 90 singers, founded the Soulful Singers, a professional Gospel ensemble, and Kind of Soul, a piano-voice duo. She was also the Brittany coordinator of the international agency Gospel Event, which gave her the chance to sing with the huge Stevie Wonder at the Zénith in Nantes.
His choir director: https://www.facebook.com/soulspiritchoir