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The Embodied Breath – NATS Calgary Annual Workshop

Our annual professional workshop will be held on Saturday, September 16 from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Doolittle Theatre at the University of Calgary. This workshop is FREE to our members and will be open to others for a fee of $50. Send us an email at calgarynats@gmail.com to either inquire about membership or to RSVP your attendance. There are only 25 spots available at this workshop, and these spots are being held for NATS Calgary chapter members until September 8.  You must RSVP if you will be attending before that time.  If you are not a member and would like to be added to a waitlist, please email us to let us know. Please see below for more information, or check out our presenters’ website here.

Emily Greenleaf - Embodied Breath workshop description

Songfest 2017

March 8, 9, 10, 2017

Southwood United Church

Calgary, AB

Awards Concert: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7 p.m. Tickets by donation.

Body Mapping Workshop: August 21, 2016

Body Mapping Workshop flyer

This one-day course open to all musicians and teachers consists of two three-hour sessions (with short breaks between) separated by a one-hour lunch break. Maximum enrollment is 24 participants. There is plenty of time given to embody the materials through practical exercises and explorations, examination of skeletal models and visual aids.

Hour One: Somatics, Senses and Attention— understanding the basic principles of Body Mapping; learning to use the kinesthetic sense; cultivating inclusive awareness

Hour Two: The Places of Balance—recognizing the weight bearing and delivery capacity of the skeleton, finding optimal postural balance and using it to mechanical advantage in singing and playing

Hour Three: The Arm Structure—detailed anatomy and optimal use of the arm structure

Hour Four: The Movement and Structures of Breathing—breathing, articulation, etc.

Hour Five: The Lower Limb—function, structure and size of the leg for optimal movement in music making

Hour Six: Practical Integration of Principles— participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and work with the instructor in a group setting to embody the principles learned in the course; instruction in Constructive Rest and other exercises to improve body awareness

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NATS Calgary September Meeting

NATS Calgary will meet on September 20 at 2 p.m. at the home of Katherine Ardo. The meeting will be followed by a potluck. We hope to see many members and anyone interested in joining NATS!