13 Jul 19:00 - 15 Jul 16:30 - Newham
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The Musical Body Winter Retreat 2018
An immersion exploring the spaces between life and music.
"What a beautiful, heartfelt and inspiring [experience]. I felt I got to express my uniqueness within a group, where we held each other's differences and desires through sound. What a wondrous delight!" (Amber Harris)
The Musical Body provides a delectable opportunity to come alive through voice in a community of musical play. Through this process we connect with body, voice, imagination, musicality & people through a multi-faceted responsive & emergent process. In workshops there is a core focus on connecting to and enjoying the nuances of co-created vocal improvisation. The group co-creates and witnesses each other’s responses and shared experiences which then informs our musical creations and inquiries. The Musical Body is perfect for experienced and aspiring singers alike and takes place in weekly classes, weekend workshops, residential retreats, private sessions along with tailor made workshops for organisations and community groups and events.
The Newham Singing Shack
Friday afternoon/evening until Sunday afternoon 4.30pm
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and/or call 0432550460
Earlybird (Pay by July 1st)
$290 for payments after July 1st 2018.
Staying in shared rooms in a beautiful home atop a hill overlooking Hanging Rock, Mt. Macedon and Cobaw Ranges. Camping is an option.
Meal preparation and organisation will be co-created/shared over the weekend by participants in house kitchen, other than the Friday night, which will be a welcome dinner prepared by Charlotte.
Events coming up-
Workshop series starting-
-Thursdays from 8th Feb (4weeks)
-Thursdays from 22nd March (3 weeks) $120 or Earlybird of $105 if paid by 8th March
-Thursdays from 26th April (4 weeks) $160 or Earlybird of $140 I’d paid by 12th April
Spring and Winter Retreats
Private small group and 1:1 practice
Week long residentials and trainings
The Musical Body is a nourishing and inspiring practice for artists, musicians, painters, visual artists, speech therapists, therapists, dancers, movers, writers, community workers, mothers, fathers, teachers, car/shower singers, those interested in or who are already part of a choir or a'capella group and managers of teams and organisations.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“Charlotte’s work is essential for the beginner through to the professional musician…..it has equipped me with tools around presence, belief and healing through my music” (Liana Pearl, Musician, Vocalist, Harpist and Music Therapist in training)
"I 100% recommend this to everyone. I just did a 2 day workshop exploring voice, improvisation, feeling and relationships. I was inspired, guided and encouraged by Charlotte to express myself in a way I didn't know I could. We had fun as we played with our voices and connected with each other." (Jill Sullivan, Traveller and Nurse)
"This was an experience which brought me many times to a deep, full place of appreciation. It reminded me of what a joy it is to be alive by putting me right in the middle of the blissful peace, happiness, enthusiasm and well-being which exists within us all. Playful, ecstatic, inclusive. Charlotte Roberts is a magical person, a rare and precious genius." (William Thompson, guitarist, music teacher, potter and musician)
“Expect the beauty of organic unexpected when working with Charlotte. She holds the creative, improvised space with sensitivity, joy and care whilst gently easing your natural voice instincts into a state of warm radiance. Charlotte’s natural ability to invite, gather and include peoples is soul enriching; you feel earthed and light at the same time. I have witnessed Charlotte create with everyone from babies to wise folk and everything in between… age is no barrier – everyone has a voice…" Caitlin Brown
Developing The Musical Body since 1991, Charlotte is the originator and facilitator of this process; leading a considerable number and variety of groups of people since 2003 in Australia (Melbourne, Central Victoria, NSW, NT and Brisbane), New Zealand, Central & South America. Through ongoing research and PLAY in the the spaces between life and music; Charlotte supports people to discover their creative flow in body, voice, sound, breath, movement, music, story-singing and imagination.
Based between Melbourne and The Macedon Ranges; Charlotte is a musician, vocal artist, facilitator and performer. She offers private and group The Musical Body sessions. She is head of music at Gisborne Montessori School and apprentice in hobby-farm and conservation work. Charlotte is skilled in assisting others to develop responsiveness in life and music through the medium of emergent body-voice exploration. She creates a supportive, collaborative and creative laboratory-style environment which suits people from a broad range of backgrounds to connect to and express their creative musical bodies and voices in life and art.