Elaine Lemieux and Sara Zalek
Mooove Voice
Berger Park Cultural Center
6205 N Sheridan Road, Chicago IL

Workshop Friday, May 17 at 6:30 PM

Mooove Voice combines classical vocal techniques with fundamental Butoh exercises, exploring the physical sensations of vocal sounds in our bodies and in the space around us. We work up to group improvisational scores by playfully passing sound and movement in simple patterns. No experience necessary, all are welcome!

RSVP now to ensure a spot. Walk-ins are encouraged as well; if we are at capacity, you will be placed first for the next event. Mooove Voice will last 90 minutes. As with all Roman Susan events, this event is free at no cost to participants. The movement space at Berger Park is on the third floor of the building, up two flights of stairs. You will need to remove shoes to enter the space. Parking is limited in the area – CTA and ride share encouraged! Please leave feedback in the RSVP form if these factors present any obstacles or concerns that would prevent you from joining us. 

Elaine Lemieux, mezzo-soprano, received Master’s and Post-Master’s degrees in Music Interpretation in Voice from the University of Montreal, Québec. Elaine has been teaching singing for more than 20 years. As a music lover and voice teacher, she feels that her responsibilities are to help young children, teenagers and adults to discover their vocal and singing abilities in a natural and healthy manner. She is the founder of VOIX-DE-VIVRE.

Sara Zalek (@01saratonin) is a transdisciplinary artist, producer, and curator. Rooted in physical investigations of trauma, resilience, and transformation, their work is intimate, raw, poetic. They make performances into learning situations, workshops, and sensing environments to encourage thoughtful interpersonal connections. They have performed and curated performances at the Chicago Cultural Center, High Concept Labs, Elastic Arts, Experimental Sound Studio, Links Hall, Lumpen Radio, dfbrl8r, Urban Guild in Kyoto, Japan, and so many more.

This event is being shared at Berger Park Cultural Center as part of Movement Studies – a programming series investigating social and environmental transitions.