nadine george technique

For those of you who have never come across the Nadine George Technique (NGT) it is – very simply put – to do with the connection of breath to voice, connecting real emotion to text, use of the voice in different registers and creating a true authentic performance.

 

background…

 

Nadine George trained as an actress under the vocal tuition of Cecily Berry in 1962 at Central School of Speech and Drama. Later, she met Roy Hart, who was researching the human voice at RADA, working very physically with the voice with spoken text, singing and psychology combined. During this time, Hart met Alfred Wolfsohn, a singing teacher who had developed his own approach working the voice mainly through singing and psychology.

 

breath work…

 

NGT work begins with two breathing exercises, which George learnt from dancer Dominique Dupuis in France as part of a movement warm up. During her time in Birmingham, George developed and adapted these exercises.

A step-by-step guide can be found under exercises‘.

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