Team

The facilitators at he Enchanted Circle 2024 retreat

Facilitators

Speakers at the crossroads of music and human connection

Kate Smith

Kate Smith

Kate is a vocal acrobat, composer and workshop leader with a mission to foster creative community wherever she goes through embodiment, play, and improvisation! As the creator of The Embodied Voice, Kate’s practice is informed and inspired by a range of movement modalities, including Feldenkrais and yoga.. She released her debut album/immersive performance ‘Songs from the Body’ in 2023, and teaches voice, movement, and improvisation workshops regularly in the UK and Portugal. Kate can often be found improvising with Anthropos, Oöm, and ar|ra, and is a co-founder of the UK Vocal Improv Festival Retreat.

Guillermo Rozenthuler

Guillermo Rozenthuler


Born in Argentina and based in the UK, Guillermo has been sharing his love for collaborative vocal improvisation and circlesinging around the world for the last decade. In 2019 he inspired Anthropos: Songs of Humanity, an a cappella improvisation ensemble reimagining ancestral musical practices. G believes in every human’s innate musicality and potential to be a part of meaningful musical interactions. He’s interested in the relationship between spontaneous singing, the wellbeing of the collective and individual body, deep listening and connection.

Ben Schütz

Ben Schütz


Ben is a musician, festival producer and educator. He founded the Body Rhythm Festival in Hamburg, Germany, in 2015. He teaches body percussion at renowned institutions, he coaches drama students, writes body percussion arrangements for choirs and works with youth orchestras. Ben also performs on stage at events and musical theatre productions for kids. Several study trips took him to São Paolo, Brazil, where he still draws inspiration for his holistic and invigorating teaching style.

Emma Coleman

Emma Coleman


Emma
is a vocalist, cellist and workshop leader based in Yorkshire. She is fascinated by the magical melting pot of vocal improvisation and body music, and is passionate about the dance between individual expression, collaborative creativity, and human connection which these artforms inspire. From Indian classical music to contemporary folk, experimental jazz to immersive theatre, she now predominantly brings her artistry to Afro-folk quintet Me and My Friends and vocal improv band Oöm. She is co-producer of the UK Vocal Improv Festival Retreat and hosts intimate Witnessed Solos online to joyous large-group journeys inspired by Música do Círculo.

Gérone Pascal

Gérone Pascal


Gérone
will guide you in a grounding Yoga and Meditation practice. And she will take you on a unique journey between spirituality and well-being through Hilot, the traditional healing practice from the Philippines, where she is from. Her work is just like her: gentle and powerful at the same time, thoughtful and invigorating.
Outside her mat, Gérone is cooking up delicious meals reminiscent of her home and travels around Asia, singing to Broadway musicals, or making clothes by hand.

Camille Pascal

Camille Pascal


Drawn by multiple musical explorations, Camille creates with voice, movement and words. She offers workshops in vocal improvisation, circlesinging and co-improvisation that are playful, technical and experiential. She has created a pedagogical system for practising circlesong that she shares in a one-year course, Immersion Circlesong, in France andBelgium. With her solo project DRIÄD she released “Good Moʊd” in 2023, an album of circular songs written to immerse oneself in the world of musical modes. She is currently working on a triptych intersecting song, poetry and storytelling.

Yasmine El Bahyaoui

Yasmine El Bahyaoui

Yasmine is a vocalist, an improviser and a dancer. She offers somatic and sensory workshops that explore the connection between different states of body and voice to enable us to tame the organic nature of our vocal body through experience. She is passionate about opening up our sound palette and identifying new colors and the energies that underlie them by sculpting this raw material for collective and individual creation. She also proposes danced journeys where the body in movement becomes the key and the door to visiting the vastness of our inner landscapes and the depths of the moment.

Nicolas Mahnich

Nicolas Mahnich

Multi-instrumentalist, Sheng Zhen meditation et Feldenkrais Method Teacher, Nicolas is passionnated of vocal improvisation and uses it to create collective events which fosters joy, link, confidence, and develops rigor, precision and concentration. In his workshops, he explores the general ingredients of vocal improvisation as well as its harmonic, melodic and rhythmic components. His music is marked by a subtle quest for voluptuousness and depth. He also offers opportunities to explore clowning and presence.