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OPEN VOICE WORKSHOPS is a voice gathering focusing on vocal technique and improvisation, hosted by the performance trio LES CHANTEUSES DU RIEN. If the sound of your voice is always something you've wished to explore, come and join! Discover the possibilities and uniqueness of your voice, individually and with a group. Learn to deepen your listening skills. Get in touch with your inner child and create through playful improvisation. No previous experience necessary. Everyone is worthy of expression!

LES CHANTEUSES DU RIEN is Elaine Lemieux (voice), Sara Zalek (movement), and Hanna Brock (violin). We explore the dynamics of resonance in relation to space using classical scores, experimental opera, improvised sound, expanded cinema, and Butoh dance. Our gestures come from strong desire to communicate intimately, to seek an opening to our fears in an embrace. Ultimately, we want to surprise, disarm, and uplift the spirit, to continue weaving the long tail of our evolutionary story. We have been making in this collective for two years, in all sort of venues in Chicago, including Chicago Cultural Center, Edgar Miller Legacy Studio, Silent Funny, Ragdale Foundation and the Hungry Brain, and are looking to tour in 2018. We have been supported by Chicago Dancemakers Forum, Cheney Foundation, the City of Chicago, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation.

Recent Workshops

May 11th, 25th and June 8th: Open Voice:

Surrealist Singing Workshop

OuterSpace, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, United States


January 16th, 27th and February 3rd,

Open Voice: Singing Workshop with

Les Chanteuses du Rien

OuterSpace, 1474 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, United States

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