Sing Your Heart with Emma Bathgate
Connect breath, body and voice to open your inner song!
- 55 Australian dollars$55
This workshop will demystify the art of singing, leading participants through a process of grounded movement, body relaxation and mindful awareness involving group vocal play, tailored warm up exercises and individual vocal investigation. Emma aims to authentically connect participants to their own delicate and powerful ability to sing and make sound in a safe and inclusive environment. ABOUT EMMA Emma Bathgate is a powerhouse singer and performer of dynamic energy and presence. Born in Melbourne of New Zealand heritage she has deep skill in extended voice, singing and breath/body connection. Teaching and facilitating singing for others since 2005 – she is skilled in leading large group workshops, offering tailored individual lessons also in school settings for both primary and secondary students. In 2015-17 Emma worked with the Arts Health Institute working facilitating large scale choir story projects within aged care settings with people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Music collaborations/partnerships have been a key element in Emma’s journey. Collaborations include: trumpeter Andy Diagram (London) concert harpist Natalia Mann (NZ Australia), and currently with viola player Min Hunter and guitarist Simon Eszeky. Emma has sung with theatre dance company’s; Torque Show (Intimacy 2015-18), Tony Yap Dance Company, Snuff Puppets and has worked with director’s Melinda Hetzel, Barry Lang, Yoni Prior and Glynnis Angel. In 2020 Emma was invited to sing as part Butoh Out 2021 productions Colourfool and Odd Hours with Yumi Umiumare. Emma’s cabaret bouffant work The Dilapidated Diva won a Green Room Award for Most Outstanding Cabaret Performance, Best of the Fringe and Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. Emma has studied extensively in the western opera tradition with teacher Mira Melton for fifteen years and studied singing overseas in Istanbul and New Delhi. Commencing her singing performance journey in the early 1990’s in London’s dynamic improvisational music scene Emma also studied at St Martins School of Fine Art with a focus on site specific performance art. She has a Masters of Community Cultural Development from the University of Melbourne/Victorian College of the Arts and an Advanced Diploma of Performance Theatre. Since 2005 Emma has worked in the community arts development sector enabling others to produce art outcomes for local council, community health and the independent arts sector here in Melbourne.
754R High St, Thornbury VIC, Australia