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Moment methodologies (Moisés Kaufman/Moment Work) with Sofia Martyn

July 19, 2021 - July 20, 2021

Multi Region Event: Workshop A - Europe and Asia / Workshop B - Americas and Europe

Please note that this event is available to book in two regions. For more detailed time zone information, please see the ‘Important information’ section below.

About the workshop


Title
Moment methodologies (Moisés Kaufman/Moment Work)

Workshop description
The 60’s gave rise to the Postdramatic era; when experimental artists burst onto the scenes by reimagining the conventions of storytelling. This workshop introduces the context and theory behind Moment Work which has been developed by Moisés Kaufman, the co-founder and artistic director of Tectonic Theater Project. Moment Work is about deconstructing the stage elements and then reformulating them into moments of theatre. Moment Work enables students to develop original, solo or ensemble work within or beyond the boundaries of a conventional theatre as it encourages creative and critical thinking behind their artistic choices.

Learning outcomes
Teachers will:
Be introduced to the context behind Moisés Kaufman and the theory of Moment Work.
Practically explore basic Moment Work techniques.
Apply the strategies to create and perform moments of theatre in order to show students how they may further develop these techniques in their own work.
Identify how Kaufman’s theory may be explored through a solo theatre task or collaborative piece.

How will the workshop benefit the teacher in their curriculum delivery?
This workshop puts critical thinking approaches at the forefront of theatre making by providing strategies to help students analyse and evaluate their creative choices in order to develop them further.

Target audience
All theatre teachers.

About your workshop leader


I’m originally from the United Kingdom and now based in Italy where I am completing a Masters in Theatre. I have taught music and drama in Spain before moving to Azerbaijan where I led the arts department and taught MYP Drama and DP Theatre. I am an IB examiner and contributor to the revised MYP Arts Guide.

I’m interested in contemporary forms of storytelling; from collaborative devised and immersive work, to physical theatre, to the technical innovations that are shaping the future theatre spaces around the world.

Responding to the shift towards online learning, I have been adapting practical theatre activities which can be performed outside the conventional theatre space. I have led two ISTA PD&L sessions on Dynamising distance drama in September 2020 and continue to build on my training with Tectonic Theater Project to share the diversity of their work with students and teachers.

Important information


Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

Participants must choose either workshop A or B depending on world time zones. Participants must also attend both parts 1 and 2 of the chosen workshop.

Workshop A
Part 1 Europe and Asia
Monday 19th July 2021
8:00-10:00am – BST (British Summer Time)
9:00-11:00am – CEST (Central European Standard Time)
3:00-5:00pm – SST (Singapore Standard Time)

Part 2 Europe and Asia
Tuesday 20th July 2021
8:00-10:00am – BST (British Summer Time)
9:00-11:00am – CEST (Central European Standard Time)
3:00-5:00pm – SST (Singapore Standard Time)


Workshop B
Part 1 Americas and Europe
Monday 19th July 2021
7:00-9:00am – PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
10:00am-12:00pm – EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
3:00-5:00pm – BST (British Summer Time)
4:00-6:00pm – CEST (Central European Standard Time)

Part 2 Americas and Europe
Tuesday 20th July 2021
7:00-9:00am – PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)
10:00am-12:00pm – EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
3:00-5:00pm – BST (British Summer Time)
4:00-6:00pm – CEST (Central European Standard Time)

Finances


The cost of this workshop is GBP £50 per person for ISTA members and GBP £55 per person for non members.

What to bring


Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.

Space requirements
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Workshop A - Europe and Asia

Starts on Monday 19 July at 08:00
Finishes on Tuesday 20 July at 10:00
(BST - British Summer Time)

Workshop B - Americas and Europe

Starts on Monday 19 July at 07:00
Finishes on Tuesday 20 July at 09:00
(PDT - Pacific Daylight Time)

Participants

• Amanda Holcombe
• Gretchen Nordleaf-Nelson
• Juliette O’Brien
• Pamela Schmunk
• Sally Stenning