Wednesday, July 27, 2011



Building Your Repertoire

This four-week workshop focuses on the development of individual song presentation and interpretation. During the four sessions, close attention will be paid to body awareness and voice technique. Participants will work to develop a song that he/she already knows (bring to class chart/sheet music in the key they sing it, printed copies of lyrics of the song, and CD version of the song from the artist). Open to performing artists with a background in singing.

520 Eighth Avenue,
Room 520C
(between West 36th & West 37th streets), NYC

Four two-hour sessions Mondays from 6:30 to 8:30PM
August 1, 8, 15 & 22, 2011

Workshop price: $120
MasterCard, VISA and American Express
For registration, call HOLA at (212) 253-1015.

Trains: A/C to 34th Street (north exit)
Buses: M20 northbound to 36th Street

sabrinaAbout the Instructor: Sabrina Lastman is a vocalist, performer, composer and educator born in Montevideo, Uruguay. Drawing from jazz, Latin American and contemporary music, often integrating extended vocal techniques she concentrates her work on the Sabrina Lastman Quartet and the creation of interdisciplinary performances relating voice, sound, movement, visuals and theatre. In New York, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, Classical Guitar Association of New York, Blues Alley Jazz, Blue Note, Joe's Pub, Yale University, El Museo del Barrio, Juilliard, CUNY, and NYU, among others. She has played with musicians such as Fernando Otero (Grammy Award Winner), Meredith Monk, Bakithi Kumalo, Tali Roth, Pablo Aslan, Emilio Solla, Pedro Giraudo, David Silliman, The M6, Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Philip Hamilton and Leonardo Suárez-Paz. Her album, The Folds of the Soul, was nominated by the Graffiti Award 2008 as one of the best jazz albums of the year, and it was considered of cultural interest by the Ministry of Culture and Education in Uruguay. She was awarded grants by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) & New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

She has taught at the Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA), IATI Theatre, Middlebury College, Portland Arts & Technology School, Movement Research, New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW), Actors Movement Studio, Teatro LATEA, Art for Change, Jewish Community Center in Manhattan, and privately at her own studio. She's the co-director of Vital Vox, a vocal festival exploring the myriad power of the human voice in its solo and ensemble forms across a multitude of genres by vocal artists creating and performing their own original work.

She has toured internationally playing in many musical and interdisciplinary projects from Tango to New Music. She is currently in her second year at the Feldenkrais Professional Training Program at The Feldenkrais Institute of New York. She graduated from The Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance in Israel.

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Audiobooks Technique
with Manuel Herrera

A single session introductory seminar to AudioBook Recording

HOLAfábrica presents an intensive workshop
on how to audition as a narrator for audiobooks

Manuel Herrera, HOLA Special Projects Director, actor, director, voiceover artist and Rights Acquisitions/Director of AudioLibros for Recorded Books, LLC will direct an advanced voice-over technique workshop for the experienced actor who wishes to fine-tune his/her technique. He will be conducting a "how to" approach in choosing the right audition material, microphone practice, characterization and interpretation technique. Small classes.

Seminar conducted in Spanish.

The workshop will be held at New York's famed Recorded Books Studios.
Practice recordings will be used to familiarize the student
with the demands of the art of studio voice recording.

Tuesday August 9, 2011

Recorded Books Productions
826 Broadway, 10th Floor
(near E. 12th Street), NYC

HOLA members $50 (nonmembers $100)
payable in advance
MasterCard, Visa & American Express

Call (212) 253-1015 to register. Limited class size.

HOLAfábrica presenta un curso intensivo de técnicas de cómo trabajar en la industria de los Audiolibros con Manuel Herrera, el Director de Proyectos Especiales de HOLA y Adquisiciones de Derechos/ Director de Audiolibros en Recorded Books Productions. Aprenda cómo presentar una audición como un narrador de audiolibros.

• Elección del mejor material para la audición
• Práctica con micrófono
• Caracterización y la técnica de interpretación para Audiolibros.

Cupo limitado. Cargo: $50 (no miembros de HOLA: $100)

Recorded Books Productions, 826 Broadway, Decimo piso (esquina de la East 12th Street), Nueva York. PAGO AL REGISTRARSE. Llame al (212) 253-1015 para registrarse. Se aceptan AMEX, VISA Y MASTERCARD.

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