It was so great to be able to open registrations for IES back in January and I hope you’ve managed to choose classes for what will be a wonderful educational event hosted for the very first time by Region 31.
It’s going to be truly international, too, with – so far – no fewer than 11 nations represented from all over the world. Our Region 31 Management Team (together with Charl Asuit’s fantastic work to develop the registration site) has worked really hard to put on an event which will be unforgettable, so don’t put off registering! Remember that early bird registration ends on 27 May after which the fee will increase.
I’m starting this year’s Warmed Up with some ideas for establishing good alignment, which hopefully you’ll be able to incorporate into your own vocal skills sessions. Here it is.
Hip width apart and point feet forward
Ease in the knees
Unlock knees, it should be flexible and free
Relax your muscles, keep flexible
Unpack the back
Feel the middle of your back widen when you breathe in and stretch the spine
Shoulder tip above the hip
Not forwards or backwards
Check the neck
Lengthen the back of the neck; keep your ears above your shoulders and keep your chin level
Explore the jaw
Loosen your jaw; feel like you want to yawn and create space between your molars
Awareness, sense of wellbeing and positive attitude