Pic of Stanmore Choral Soc (hello, Mum & Dad)
Peter Hanke will be running a seminar here in London the like of which you definitely will not have been on.
Basically, you get to play conductor to his trained choir – without musical score to follow, they just respond to your movements and physical style.
Conductors have to express themselves bodily, communicating with the
singers only through gesture and movement, so the act of conducting
provides a medium through which to observe oneself. How we express
ourselves in this unfamiliar situation, untainted by rational thoughts,
knowledge or words reveals insights about aspects of our selves and how
we communicate that are hard to come by with conventional methods.
Learning who and how you are from the choir/crowd, if you like.
Peter's run this for Said Business School students with great success – Rob is very enthusiastic about it, which I always find a good guide…
Go sign up for it here. I have…