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Sat 1 May  |  3pm - 4pm (BST)

Practical Artist Workshop  |  Age 16+

Open House: Body and Voice Workshop

With Walli Höfinger and Teresa Brayshaw

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Credit: Teresa Brayshaw


Open House

An invitation for performance makers and theatre artists to join us from the comfort of your own home to explore a gentle opening up of the voice and body. Think of this session as an opportunity to give some care and attention to your whole self - an hour of ‘me time’. Take your instrument out of its box, dust it off and tune it up, so It’s more available to pick up and play and remains within reach and sight. You’ll need some floor space, a blanket or mat that you can lie down on, an hour of uninterrupted time.


With Walli and Teresa – two specialist movement and voice teachers, who are collaborating between Berlin and Manchester.

Artist Biographies

Walli Höfinger

Born 1966 in Austria. Walli Höfinger is a performance artist, voice performer and accredited Roy Hart voice teacher (Malérargues, France 2009) who lives and works at Gutshof Reichenow near Berlin.


Her artistic work currently focuses on experimental work on the voice, writing her own texts as well as voice and piano compositions. She works equally solo and collaborates with Christiane Hommelsheim, Jonathan Hart-Makwaia, Biliana Voutchkova, Ingo Reulecke, Teresa Brayshaw, and others.


She regularly teaches voice workshops in Germany and throughout Europe. She speaks German, English and French.

Teresa Brayshaw

Born 1966 in England. Teresa Brayshaw is a theatre maker, teacher and Feldenkrais Practitioner (2013), who lives in in Manchester and works at Leeds Beckett University and Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance.


She works as a director, researcher and collaborator across a number of international, interdisciplinary and intergenerational projects including Cinage Live, Player Piano, ACT Festival artist conversations, ATIPIA training & In their Own Words.


She co-edited both the Twentieth & Twenty First Century Performance Readers (2013, 2020 Routledge). She speaks English and Spanish.

Ticket information and accessing events online
Due to the ongoing global pandemic, The GIFT Exchange is taking place online, providing a digital space for us to come together to exchange. 
Tickets are limited and Free and need to be booked in advance. GIFT welcomes donations over the 3 days of The GIFT Exchange.
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