No experience necessary!
Sliding scale $20-40
Pre-registration required: firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Dance Barn in Sebastopol (exact location to be given with registration)
For thousands of years, humans have been gathering to sing songs together. Singing connects us to our bodies and spirits, to each other, to the world around us, to the past, and to our sense of the sacred. Singing is for EVERYONE. It is our birthright and our calling. We must remember how to sing together, to join our voices in a web of expression and community.
In this workshop, we will create a space of reverence together, and we will fill it with our singing. We will learn songs that are steeped in history and memory. We will explore the full range of our expressive voices, finding new power, confidence and subtlety. We will discover how our bodies are deep wells of sound.
Facilitator Jesse Olsen Bay has been performing, composing, and teaching music for over 20 years. He grew up in a singing family, before studying at Bennington College with legendary percussionist/healer Milford Graves. He now leads and performs with several groups around in the North Bay and beyond, and collaborates frequently with dancers and choreographers. In this workshop, he will drawn on his experience with American folk song, North Indian classical singing, embodied voice, and his own family's musical culture, to create a unique and transformative environment for exploration and connection.