Garage Inclusive Programs Department, together with the Choir of Wish Fulfillment collective, invites teenagers with mental disabilities to the second launch of Movement Laboratory that will take place in the space of Paveł Althamer’s installation Silence. The new iteration of the lab will focus on voice and body research.
Spanning two months, Garage will run vocal, plastic, and performance workshops will be held once a week, where participants, together with hosts from the Choir of Wish Fulfillment collective, will be building connections between the body and the voice, practice the skill of breathing, learn to sing, create sound-noise landscapes, learn the rules for formulating affirmative statements, and try storytelling.
All vocal and performative practices will be adapted for participants of various ages and different levels of training. If necessary, variations of the exercises will be offered according to the requests of the participants. The program is designed for nonprofessional performers.
Free attendance of classes is assumed. For full immersion in the material, it is recommended to attend as many sessions as possible. The last meeting is expected to integrate all the acquired knowledge and unite participants into a choir. Upon completion of the training, the expanded Choir of Wish Fulfillment will realize their own wishes along with those of the guests.