WSCM2020, July 11-18 2020, Auckland New Zealand

Panda van Proosdij

FROM VOICE AND PHYSIQUE TO 'CHOIREOGRAPHY'

Country: Netherlands

This two-part presentation will first focus on ‘Voice & Physique’, a method of supporting the voice by creating good physical awareness, healthy posture, and finding the right balance between tension and relaxation in the body. The session will then explore presenter Panda van Proosdij’s ‘Choireography’ – a term that focuses on movement and staging which supports choral singing.


Panda van Proosdij studied at the Rotterdam Dance Academy in the Netherlands. She has been a teacher at Codarts, Music Theatre in Rotterdam and worked with The Netherlands Children Choir, The Netherlands Female Youth Choir and Wilma ten Wolde as a movement coach and director.

More than ten years now Panda has been working on her method / philosophy: ‘Voice & Physique’.

Panda gives workshops and masterclasses ‘Voice & Physique’ all over the world and creates Choireography for different choirs and their events. In April 2014 her book ‘Voice & Physique’ was been published and her book ‘Choireography’ will be out in 2019.

In 2014 and 2018 she created the winning program of the Aarhus Pigekor with conductor Helle Høyer Vedel during ‘The World Choir Games’ in Riga and Tschwane- South Africa.

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