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The Voice That Touches Also Has a Skin

From Abroad Workshop with Veza Fernandez

Alalazo by Veza Fernandez. Photo by Hanna Fasching.
13 June 2023

From Abroad Workshops
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Non-Members: $30

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The Voice That Touches Also Has a Skin

With Veza Fernandez (Austria/ Spain)

From 31 May, Dancehouse will host visiting Spanish-Austrian artist Veza Fernandez in residence before they travel to Dark MOFO.

As part of Dancehouse’s From Abroad Workshops, Veza will host a workshop exploring voice.

In this workshop we explore the sensuous voice as a listening organ. A bodily voice that moves beyond the mouth and the throat to connect and make sense of different resonant surfaces like walls, floors and body parts. Through a series of vocal and physical visualising exercises, I will teach how to create sonic spaces between the insides of our bodies and the space around and between us. This will allow us to train a listening through sounding in which the voice gets shaped through what it encounters and imagines. The sensuous voice is the ultimate manifestation of corporeality, pouring the visceral into manifestation. Be ready to feel the voice shaping and exiting your body in never ending screams, moans, sighs. To not know who is sounding you and to feel the power that the voice releases.


Veza was introduced to Dancehouse by Alice Heywood. Alice says: 

It’s so fantastic that Veza is sharing her practice in Naarm/Melbourne. She is one of the most intoxicatingly vivacious, energetic and captivating practitioners I know, deeply passionate and generous in her thinking and feeling about ideas and material in a way that is both grounding and uplifting. Everyone should take this opportunity to move and sing and speak with Veza!

Dancehouse’s From Abroad Workshops are hosted by visiting international artists who come highly recommended by your Australian peers. From Abroad Workshops are FREE for Dancehouse members.

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VEZA FERNANDEZ is a dance, voice and performance artist based in Vienna. Her work deals with the realms of the poetics and politics of vocal expression as a place of relation, imagination and transformation. She entangles singing, writing, dancing and speaking practices as bodily forms of study, experimentation and performance. Her pieces are sensitive and intense, casting polyphonically a convocation of voices and presences that yearn to move and to be moved. Her background stretches between Philology, Pedagogy, Theater, Music and Contemporary Dance. Fields that in a way or the other influence her artistic researches and modus operandi within art making and art presenting. Her work is strongly rooted locally, infiltrating from within the underground scene bigger Dance and Theater institutions. She holds a Masters in Choreography from the DAS Graduate school (Amsterdam Academy for Theatre and Dance). Her work has been shown amongst others in brut Wien, Tanzquartier Vienna, Sophiensaele Berlin, Gesnerallee Zürich, de Singel Antwerp, La Casa Encendida Madrid.


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