Harmonic Anatomies/Wet Mouths: Improvisation workshop with Maggie Nicols

A unique opportunity to work with singer and pioneer of free improvisation Maggie Nicols in a workshop of vocal and movement exercises and techniques from her practice. Drawing on her life experience as a musician, dancer, actor and yoga teacher, the workshop will explore creative energy in all its diversity.

No previous experience is necessary and the workshop is open to all.

The workshop has been programmed by The Northern Charter to coincide with Bryony Gillard’s Harmonic Anatomies/Wet Mouths at Tyneside Cinema on 25th July.

Friday 26 July 2019
10.00 - 12.30
The Northern Charter
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Free (booking necessary)

About the artist

Maggie Nicols (b. 1948) has been facilitating improvisation workshops for over 40 years across the world. She joined London’s legendary Spontaneous Music Ensemble in 1968 and began running workshops, using the techniques of the SME’s John Stevens. She also worked in local experimental theatre. She was a member of the Centipede ensemble led by Keith Tippett. In 1977, with musician/composer Lindsay Cooper, she formed the Feminist Improvising Group. Maggie continues to perform worldwide.

When she is not performing solo, she collaborates with a wide range of artists including Joëlle Leandre, Irene Schweizer and Phil Minton. Maggie is also a community activist, especially around neurodiversity and mental health. She is passionate about creative liberation and sharing practices of freedom.