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• Liberate Your Singing Voice
• Learn Sound Philosphies and Practices of the Ancient Yogis
• Perform at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
• All voices welcome, no experience necessary
Vak: Song of Becoming is a contemporary musical performance piece created by vocalist and naada yoga instructor Ann Dyer which explores the profound relationship sound — and particularly voice — has on our experience of being. Built on a large choir of “everyday” voices Vak: Song of Becoming celebrates song as a force of life and voice as as an expression of our deepest identity. We invite you to join the Vak Choir in what promises to be a unique and transformative experience for trained singers and the unintiated alike.
The Performance Workshops prepare individuals to participate as a member of the Vak Choir by training them in yogic sound philosophies and practices that will later be incorporated into the final piece. To become a Vak Choir Member you must attend at least one Performance Workshop: Fall 2012, Winter 2013 or Spring 2013 (details at www.songofbecoming), and are encouraged to participate in as many as you are able. The more you attend, the more deeply you will be able to embody these practices, for the benefit of the final performance, and your own well-being:
• Full-body resonance. • Classical Indian Raga singing. • Singing in community.
• Bija mantra meditation. • Devotional chanting. • Use of mudras.
• Vedic mantra recitation. • Deep Listening. • Things you never dreamt of.
Registration: Vak Choir Members will be selected from those who have participated in the Performance Workshops, however, please note, you may participate in Performance Workshops without wanting to perform in final concert. Performance Workshop fees go toward rental space, materials and cost of administration, and have been kept low to accommodate all those interested in participating. Some scholarships available based on need.
For more details on the project Vak: Song of Becoming and joining the Vak Choir
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