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Hemispheric Integrations Schedule
In-person schedule for the 2023 conference from July 10 -14

Thursday

Thursday
13 July

Breakfast (all-inclusive only)

7:00am - 8:30am

Hotel Araiza

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Breakfast is only included for conference attendees who purchased the all-inclusive registration, and are staying at Hotel Araiza.

Transportation to the Centro Administrativo La Paz

8:30am

Leaving from Hotel Araiza

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The shuttles will leave promptly at 8:30am

Warm-Up: VASTA - Inventario: experiencia sonora a partir de la auto-observación corporal 

9:00 - 9:45am

Option 1

Salón PICHILINGUE 1 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

Spanish

Georgina Flores The sound-body inventory is a tool to achieve physical and spiritual self-awareness, as well as to warm-up the voice. Its foundations are Gerda Alexander's Eutony, a somatic technique based on the self-recognition of tensions to work any activity with the precise energy, in this case with vocal activity. Ana María Muñoz, voice teacher, uses Eutony’s “inventory” for self-observation before vocal work. For my part, I combined two exercises: the inventory and the vocal massage, creating the sound inventories, complementing it with images that motivate the journey of sound and accompanying bodily self-perception.

Warm-Up: VASTA - Laughing Voice: A Joy-full Warm-up

9:00 - 9:45am

Option 2

Salón PICHILINGUE 2 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

English

Pamela Prather

Warm-Up: CEUVOZ - Resonancia Colectiva

9:00 - 9:45am

Option 3

Salón PICHILINGUE 3 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

Spanish

Erick Ramírez Farías (Estado de México)

Warm-Up: CEUVOZ - Percepción del color e imágenes en el cultivo de la energía para el calentamiento vocal 

9:00 - 9:45am

Option 4

Salón PICHILINGUE 4 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

Spanish

Ana Rojas (Cuba)

Workshop: Performing Shakespeare: Voice, Movement and Intersectionality

10:00am - 11:00am

Option 1

Salón PICHILINGUE 2 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

English

Marie Ramirez Downing We will explore how voice and movement instructors can engage mindfully with students/actors of diverse backgrounds (gender, culture, race, neuro-divergence) by examining intersectionality and adjust our voice and movement scripts to become more inclusive. We will share ideas about how to help actors connect to Shakespeare’s texts while acknowledging physical and vocal habits can manifest in the body out of ideas about ourselves in the world. This physical exploration will be guided by Trish Arnold Swing teacher/Alexander Certified teacher Sheila Bandyopadhyay and Marie Ramirez Downing - Linklater Voice teacher.

Book Presentation: Apuntes en torno a la invisibilidad del drama

10:00am - 10:45am

Option 2

Salón BALANDRA 4 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

Spanish

Ignacio Flores de la Lama, Aletse Almada & Editorial PasoDeGato.

Workshop: Breath and Text: Integrating Voice and Acting Pedagogy

10:00am - 11:00am

Option 3

Salón PICHILINGUE 4 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

English

Michael Shipley & Ashleigh Reade In many academic environments, voice and acting skills are taught at separate times in separate spaces. Due to time constraints and other factors, the facets of performance related to voice seem to be relegated to coaching sessions separate from the primary rehearsal. This division can make integrating skills challenging. If breath and thought/impulse are inextricably linked in life, how can we foster this link in actor training so that it is easily accessible when “living in imaginary circumstances?”

Workshop: Lights down on the pre-frontal cortex, lights up on spontaneity! Active Breath and the Michael Chekhov Technique

10:00am - 11:00am

Option 4

Salón PICHILINGUE 3 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

English

Kristi Dana Do student actors tell you they want to get “out of their head?” But what about what is actually happening in their head?! Join Kristi Dana as she shares highlights of her action and teaching-based research in the search for the unfiltered, spontaneous expression of the character. After Kristi shares a bit about circular breathing techniques and their impact on the brain, she’ll guide participants through an embodiment of Miller Voice Method's “Active Breath” and an integration of the Active Breath with the Michael Chekhov Acting Technique. Teachers will leave with steps in order to experiment with their own students.

Workshop: Master your Mind - an interactive workshop on the neuroscience of mental health and creativity

10:00am - 11:00am

Option 5

Salón BALANDRA 3 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

English

Linda Balliro Join this dynamic, interactive workshop designed and based on learning neuroscience where you will discover the neural processes that underlie your thoughts, emotions, and actions. You will learn a new model you can use on a daily basis to transform your limiting experiences and habits into positives that will unlock your voice, mind and body and enhance your creativity. There will be time for 2 singers or speakers to perform and receive immediate coaching that will develop their voice and creativity from a cognitive perspective.

Workshop/Paper: Prayers of blue ancestor depth - using Black/Indigenous feminisms to echolocate liberatory voicework

11:00am - 12:00pm

Option 1

Salón BALANDRA 4 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

English

Amy Mihyang Ginther How do we move from conversations about antiracist, decolonial, and trauma-informed theory into sustainable transformation to our voice pedagogies in practice? This session offers Black intersectional feminism, namely from Alexis Pauline Gumb ́s “Undrowned” as a framework to adapt current Eurocentric practices that have caused harm through effacing student identities, ancestors, and living communities. Participants will leave with a better understanding of how Black and Indigenous ways of thinking/being/knowing can destabilize our ideas of the body and voice as they relate to land and other species and learn applications of some of Gumb ́s research tenants (ie: listen, breathe, remember, practice, collaborate, be vulnerable, be present, de fierce, etc.) to use in their own teaching practice.

Workshop: Remembered Voice

11:00am - 12:00pm

Option 2

Salón PICHILINGUE 2 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

English

Robin Christian-McNair & Courtney Ferguson The Remembered Voice exercise relies on breath, imagination, and memory to revive voices from your past. This exercise honors cultural heritage and guides you to remember the accents of where you're from and who you're from.

Workshop: The Inspired Voice: Difficult conversations with the Gen Z Covid Generation

11:00am - 12:00pm

Option 3

Salón PICHILINGUE 3 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

English

Susan Patrick Steinfeldt Returning into live theater from a Global Pandemic has presented worldwide challenges to the fledging performance artist. Participants will compare talking points for struggling Gen Z actors, and they will experience interactive exercises and activities which create a sense of community, trust, and playfulness. Participants will participate in an exercise in self-exploration and goal setting and finding “one’s voice” toward personal success. Participants must arrive with a sense of childlike playfulness.

Workshop: The Archetype Journey: A Pathway to Character Development and Transformation / El viaje del arquetipo: un camino hacia el desarrollo y la transformación del personaje

11:00am - 12:00pm

Option 4

Salón PICHILINGUE 4 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

Bilingual

Bridget Connors & Iveliz Martel En este taller experiencial, invitaremos a los participantes a adentrarse en un Arquetipo dado para explorar sonidos, fisicalidad, conflictos y deseos de la escencia universal de los Arquetipos. Podrán explorar con un texto o canción incorporando un Arquetipo, mientras encarnan el Arquetipo y completarán el viaje con un proceso de salida. Terminaremos con una explicación y discusión sobre la aplicación de este trabajo para el artista intérprete, y cómo puede llevar más allá la práctica y la pedagogía vocal. La sesión se llevará a cabo en inglés y en español.

Coffee Break

11:00am

Centro Administrativo La Paz

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Workshop: Publishing in the Voice and Speech Review / Publicar en Voice and Speech Review

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Salón BALANDRA 2 - Centro Administrativo La Paz

English with Spanish translation

Shannon Vickers (Traductor Óscar Quiroz) Publishing in the Voice and Speech Review is a workshop modelled after Rocky's yearly conference presentation and will focus on an overview of journal, the various sections that authors can contribute writing to, great places to begin (spoiler alert - book reviews), and resources to encourage potential authors to contribute to the journal.

Transportation to Hotel Araiza

1:15pm

Leaving from Centro Administrativo La Paz

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The shuttles will leave promptly after all afternoon sessions are completed.

Lunch

1:30 - 3:15pm

Salón Coromuel - Centro Administrativo La Paz

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Free Time!

3:00pm - 7:00pm

N/A

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Dinner (all conference participants)

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Hotel Araiza

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Noche Bohemia 

8:30pm - 1:30am

El Rollo - Hotel Araiza

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PDF Version of the Schedule

Access a PDF version of the conference schedule, including session titles, locations, and times. 

PDF of Presentations with Biographies

Interested in learning more about the different presenters? Click below for a PDF of the presentation descriptions with biographies of all presenters. 

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