february, 2018

17feb2:00 pm4:00 pmCirclesinging: The Joy of Improvised Song

Event Details

Circlesinging with Ben Weber returns!

Circlesinging is an improvised choral technique popularized by the great vocal improviser Bobby McFerrin. In this workshop we will explore the fear, joy, and beauty of improvisation with our individual voices, and also work as an ensemble to create original, improvised musical works.

Through a gently structured series of games, activities, and exercises, all participants will gain a deeper understanding of their own voice as instrument as well as how to add their voice to a musical ensemble. The act of singing in community is meditative, healing and extremely joyful. All musical levels and abilities welcome.

About Ben
Ben Weber is an artist, comedian, and podcaster living in Flatbush. As a teaching artist for The New Victory Theater, Ben shares his love of the performing arts with young people and families throughout New York City. Ben holds a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and and MA in Applied Theatre from CUNY’s School of Professional Studies. Ben studied Circlesinging at the Omega Institute Summer 2016 and continues to improvise with local musicians.

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SPACE ACCESS INFO:
We’re located at ground level with one step up to our main entrance and no steps at our wheelchair and scooter accessible entrance (please call ahead to arrange for someone to open the door). Our Community Room space where most programs occur is accessible for wheelchairs & scooters, as is our upstairs private treatment room. However, our bathroom is not currently wheelchair or scooter accessible. As a stop gap measure, accessible restrooms are available to our community across the street from the nearest intersection at Flatbush Food Co-Op,1415 Cortelyou Road.

Please note that scented oils and products are sometimes used as part of the modalities we practice, especially massage and herbal medicine. Third Root is never scent free – but our community room where yoga, community acupuncture, events, and workshops take place is low scent, though organic dried sage may be burned to energetically clear this spaces between sessions and classes. Treatment rooms have air filters regularly in use throughout the day. Our cleaning products are natural and scent-free whenever possible. We have simple filter masks available on request, but encourage those who may need a mask to bring your own.

Our practitioners, teachers and facilitators are invested in making your experience as accessible as possible. Please contact us for more information or to discuss your needs.

Time

(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Location

Third Root Community Health Center

380 Marlborough Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11216

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