Moment Methodologies with Sofia Martyn (Reprise)
January 14, 2023
Multi Region Event: Asia & Europe
This workshop is a reprise of selected material, activities and content from the two day studio led by Sophia in July 2021
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 and select your chosen region when you ‘Book now’.
About the workshop
Moment Methodologies Reprise
For anyone who is unfamiliar with Tectonic Theater Company, this is an introductory session on devising powered by Moment Work™. The ‘60s gave rise to the Postdramatic era; when experimental artists began reimagining the conventions of storytelling. This workshop explores the context, theory and basic concepts of Moment Work™ which is about deconstructing the elements of the stage then reformulating them into moments of theatre. Moment Work™ encourages students to think creatively and critically about their artistic choices and empowers them to develop original, solo or ensemble work within or beyond the boundaries of a conventional theatre.
Please note the activities, resources and content of this workshop are drawn from the 2 day virtual studio held in July 2021.
Area of Learning
Theatre in the world
- Understand the context behind Tectonic Theater Company and the principles 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 the theory may be explored in a collaborative piece.
Educators of MS/HS Age Range
About your workshop leader
I’m of Ukrainian descent, though I was born and raised in the UK before moving to Spain where I taught Music and Drama. I taught MYP Arts and IB Theatre in Azerbaijan where I led the Arts Department. Now based in Italy, I hold an MA in Theatre and am a research-based author of texts on the impact of Drama/Theatre on Student Wellbeing including, The Art of Wellbeing Through Drama/Theatre Education for National Drama.
Having contributed to the curriculum development for the MYP, I have gone on to lead workshops for MYP/DP Theatre teachers. I continue to expand on my training with the Tectonic Theater Project and enjoy sharing the diversity of their work. My interests are rooted in contemporary forms of storytelling such as collaborative, devised and immersive work, along with physical theatre and the development of technical innovations which continue to influence theatre spaces worldwide.
Region 1 Europe & Asia: Saturday, 14th January 2023
08:00 – 9:30 am GMT [Greenwich Mean Time]
9:00-10:30 am CET [Central European Time]
4:00 – 5:30 pm SST [Singapore Standard Time]
The workshop will take place on Zoom.
Joining instructions will be emailed to participants 24 hours before the event.
Some familiarity with Google Drive, Google Docs etc. would be helpful, but is not a requirement.
Places are limited to 25 participants per region
ISTA Members: GBP £52 per person
Non members GBP £65 per person
Please note that once booked and invoiced the registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable as per our event terms and conditions.
What to bring
Any materials shared with you prior to the workshop, such as the workbook. A notebook and pencil are always useful.
If possible, please try to have a small amount of space near to you for any practical work.
Activity 2: Reflecting on Memorable Moments of Theatre
Preparation: (Individual 5-minute task):
Take a minute to think of a show that you’ve seen. Take 2 mins to describe a moment of theatre within that particular show that you loved. Take a further 2 minutes to write what made it memorable.
We will refer to this activity at the beginning of the session so please bring your thoughts with you. You don’t need to spend more than 5 minutes on the whole task.
Download & Forms
Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:
DatesAsia & Europe
Starts on Saturday 14 January at 16:00
Finishes on Saturday 14 January at 17:30
(SST - Singapore Standard Time)
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