Theory Practice/Ministry (PT)
PT L 1420.CR01: Unleashing Our Voices: Voice, Identity, and Leadership
January 5 – January 16, 2015
Monday to Friday, 9:30-11:30AM
Tyler Room, Burnham Hall
A course for the courageous, who wish to explore first-hand the liberatory and transformative power of their voices in community. Using the classroom community as a laboratory, the course will combine (1) practical work on voice production and the body/mind/soul as human instrument with (2) in-class discussion and small team exploration of readings on voice, identity/community membership and leadership. Voice work will include group exercises for freeing the body and voice, as well as individual work in front of the group using prepared spoken texts and/or sung pieces. Readings will be drawn from writings on the physical voice and voice as an element of social location from womanist, feminist, anti-white supremacist and other anti-oppression perspectives. Participants will engage questions of voice and power in pastoral, liturgical, theological, educational and spiritual contexts.
Limited to 12 students. No auditors. Students will attend all sessions, even if registering for the two credit option.
Prerequisite: FTP 1010: Foundations for Theological Praxis