Class: Voice for Movement with Kim McKean

Kim McKean, Assistant Professor
University of Texas at El Paso, USA

Do you want to use text in your movement work but fear your voice isn’t “strong” enough? Are you a dancer who shudders when asked to speak onstage? In this interactive workshop, participants will use text and movement to explore how Laban Technique can free the voice and unlock innate vocal power.

Kim McKean is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Texas at El Paso. Her production of Lydia by Octavio Solis won multiple national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival including “Outstanding Director of a Play” and “Outstanding Production of a Play.” Additionally, she has received “Best Actress” recognition for her work at both the New York International Film Festival and the Midtown International Theatre Festival in New York City. She has appeared on HBO, ABC, CMT and Spike TV, along with starring in several independent films, commercials, and numerous stage productions across the US and Europe. Her film, The Arrangements–​which she directed and produced– was an official selection for the El Paso Film Festival and Plaza Classic Film Festival Local Flavor series. She received an MFA from the University of California–Irvine and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity Association, and is certified in the Meisner Technique.


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