Claudio Girard

Class Description | Morning Class | Monday 10 - Friday 14 June 2019 | Monday Night Improvisation | Monday 10 June 2019
Claudio's class explores the inter-relation between voice and body movement, both technically and expressively.

The main aim of Claudio's research is to investigate in what ways the movement of the body can interact and support the use of the voice and vice versa, drawing from elements of BMC, Bartenieff Fundamentals, Laban Analysis and Dalcroze Eurhythmics.

The first part of the class will be devoted to exploring our physical and vocal instruments as they are, without making any specific requests and without identifying any specific directions, focusing mostly on the relationship between weight, breath and space.

It will be then proposed a possible path towards a more formal understanding of resonance, pitch, rhythm and how these elements can incorporate a physical response and eventually give access to singing, dancing and music-making.

How can we approach singing and music through movement?

How can we develop voice/ movement scores?

How can this research inform a different kind of performer?

These are some of the questions that will be addressed during the week.


Claudio Girard is a singer, dancer and performer. He studied at Laban, Goldsmiths College and at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Alongside creating his own work, Claudio has performed for Mobius, Theatralia, Bettina Strickler, Neo and for ‘Les ballets C de la B’. He has taught contemporary dance and voice/ movement integration in the UK, in Belgium and in Italy.