Beckett, The Breath and The Choreographic

Wed 21 Feb, Durham “Grace to breathe that void. Know happiness” (“Ill Seen Ill Said”, 1981). Unusually for Samuel Beckett, the final declaration of this short prose work gestures to a positive closure. However, the simple directive is preceded by … Read more…

Breath in Choral Singing

Mon 29 Jan, Durham The fourth event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by Julian Wright in the form of an open rehearsal with the Durham Singers to consider the place of breathing in choral singing. … Read more…

Breath in Vocal Technique

Wed 17 Jan, Durham The third event of the Arts of Breath series will be practical lecture-workshop conducted by classical singing teacher Miranda Wright with some of her regular vocal students to illustrate the place of trained breathing in vocal technique. Breathing technique … Read more…

Visualising the Ephemeral: Breath in Visual Art

Wed 29 Nov, Durham In the second event of the Arts of Breath series, Jayne Wilton will be exploring breath in visual art. ‘Art changes human experience as it reorders our perceptions and engages our emotions’ (Gabrielle Starr, ‘Feeling Beauty: The … Read more…

Arts of Breath

Various dates 2017/18, Durham Arts of Breath is a series of lecture-performances exploring the role of breath in poetry, fiction, singing, dance and visual art. For more information see individual event pages or contact sarah.mclusky@durham.ac.uk  Please also contact Sarah if you could … Read more…