Alina & Kamila


The founders of Laboratorium Pieśni are  Alina Jurczyszyn & Kamila Bigus.  Field researchers, artists and producers, they bring a unique talent to this spirit-guided work.   “These women have an incredible presence.”  An American who traveled to Scotland to attend one of their workshops shared her experience with us. “It is hard to explain, but I was transformed by this workshop.”  A world traveler, she shared that she had never found anything like it and told us, “I will travel WHEREVER you hold this workshop in the U.S. Definitely. I will be there.”

Alina (an Academy for Theater Practices 'Gardzienice' graduate) and Kamila (an Stanislaw Moniuszko Academy of Music in Gdansk graduate,) are leading the project called 'Akademia Laboratorium Pieśni (Academy of Song Laboratory) on the University of Gdansk, as well as organizing and leading workshops of traditional singing in other places. Laboratorium Pieśni is also a co-organizer of the festival Etnowiosnowisko.

REGISTRATION

YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH STEPS ABOVE TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE.  IF CHOOSING TO MAIL THE PAYMENT, PLEASE INDICATE THIS IN THE MESSAGE BOX IN STEP 1.  YOU WILL BE GIVEN SIX DAYS TO ALLOW THE PAYMENT TIME TO ARRIVE AND WE WILL RESERVE YOUR SPACE.  IF IT HAS NOT ARRIVED BY THEN, YOUR SPACE IS NO LONGER RESERVED.  By clicking submit, you agree to the following terms:  All registrations are final and non-refundable.  You may transfer a full registration to another person. (Not applicable with installment payments.)  If choosing the installment option, you agree to pay each at due time. You understand and accept that if, for any reason, the workshop is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.  All travel arrangements, food and lodging are your responsibility. The instructors of Laboratorium Piesni, and the host groups are not responsible for your personal belongings or person at any of the locations, lodging or travel.

STEP 1

SIZE LIMIT
40-firm

LUNCH OPTIONS in FORT WORTH

PAYMENT

Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Because of the heat, we will be indoors but will have access to the gardens.

Mail Payment to:  WWG- Terri Woodliff
                             5413 Turtle River Court
​                             Fort Worth, TX 76137
*Please note in STEP 1 that you are sending by mail. We'll hold your spot for six days to give your payment time to arrive.

The Workshop


Using body, mind and emotional exercises, the weekend workshop begins with an intense release of the normal, day-to-day world as you learn to delve deeply into honoring the sacred voice that is yours, and its place in this world.
Through the use of traditional songs they have uncovered in the Baltic region, they will also thoroughly explore:
   •Traditional polyphonic singing methods
   •The phenomenon of voice- emission, breath training, voice projection
   •An awakening of natural human musicality (the musical sensations of earth are written in our dna)
   •The incredibly important but hard to obtain partner & group activities that build
                              - State of Mindfullness
                              - Respect and Responsibility for the shared work
                              - Mutual Support
Plus you’ll learn how to exploit the potential of EVERY participant in your own group, not just those with so called fabulous voices.  This practice of raising our voices as one is meant for every member of your community.​

More about Song Laboratory


Laboratorium Pieśni (Song Laboratory) is the group of female singers from Tri-City (Poland), created in 2013.Using traditional, polyphonic singing they perform songs from all over the world, mainly: Ukraine, Balkans, Poland, Belarus, Georgia, Scandinavia and many other places. They sing a capella as well as with shaman drums and other ethnic instruments (shruti box, kalimba, flute, gong, zaphir and koshi chimes, singing bowls, rattles etc.), creating a new space in a traditional song, adding voice improvisations, inspired by sounds of nature, often intuitive, wild and feminine.

The traditional songs are often brought from their source - different regions of Poland, Europe and world, by the members of the group - having their unique history and evolving in the course of work. Finally they are performed in a new form - traditional or enriched.


 ~They won the TRYTON PRIZE on FAMA Festival 2014 for the greatest artistic personality of the festival~

Laboratorium Pieśni, apart from singing and participation in festivals, is also conducting field researches, in order to find new-old music: trip to Albania - polyphonic songs (2014), research in Kashubian region - funeral songs (2013/2014), research in Lower Silesia region - carol singers rituals (winter 2013).

The group is also creating theatre performances, where they are using traditional songs to tell stories about disappearing rites: 'Pory Roku' (Seasons) 2013, 'Puste Noce - Pieśni, które już się kończą' (Empty Nights - Songs that have come to an end) 2014.Type your paragraph here.

STEP 2

THE VENUE

Workshop Fee- $175

Lunch Days

Wild Woman Gypsy


Authentic Voice Workshop with Song Laboratory in Fort Worth Texas

            HOSTED BY WILDWOMAN GYPSY & OPUS ARTS COLLABORATIVE 


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD: 10:00-5:00   SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH: 10:00-5:00
 AND DON'T FORGET THE FRIDAY NIGHT SOUNDBATH             

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