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Teaching unfamiliar world theatre traditions with Fenella Kelly (Reprise)

March 25, 2023

Multi Region Event: Asia & Europe / Keriann O'Rourke

Booking Closed

This workshop is a reprise of the workshop led by Fenella in the summer of 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

Teaching unfamiliar world theatre traditions

Workshop description
In this workshop we will explore how to approach researching and introducing world theatre traditions to students. We will also look at ways into practically exploring the tradition. During the session we will touch on how learners can work on performing the tradition authentically, individually or as a group.

This workshop is a reprise of the workshop run in the summer of 2021.

Area of Learning
Theatre in the world

Learning outcomes
Understanding the range or different sources that can be used in research
How to document research and sources effectively
Different ways into somatic learning of different conventions
Different ways to document a process of learning through the body
How to select appropriate performance material
How to apply practical learning to performance material
Explore the range of conventions that can be explored in world theatre traditions
Make connections between, and comparisons with, aspects of one world theatre tradition and other theatre traditions/practices

Target audience
Theatre and Drama Educators of MS/HS age range


About your workshop leader

Fenella Kelly
I am an international drama specialist, teacher, teacher trainer and dancer. I co-founded an International Theatre company in Istanbul, was a member of a Physical Theatre company in Brazil and in contemporary dance companies in the United Kingdom, India, Brazil and Egypt. Now I am a freelance artist based in the UK.

I love all the performing arts and play the flute, hand drum and saxophone in bands and orchestras. I also teach and perform Latin American dances including salsa and tango. Since 2008 I have been learning Kathakali and now teach and perform this Indian dance-theatre tradition.

Important information

Event Manager
Keriann O’Rourke

Workshop timings
Region 1: Europe & Asia: Saturday, 25th March 2023
8:00am-9:30am GMT [Greenwich Men Time]
9:00am-10:30am CET [Central European Time]
4:00pm-5:30pm SST [Singapore Standard Time]

Region 2: Americas & Europe: Saturday, 25th March 2023
8:00am-9:30am PDT [Pacific Daylight Time]
11:00am-12:30pm EDT [Eastern Daylight Time]
3:00pm-4:30pm GMT [Greenwich Mean Time]
4:00pm-5:30pm CET [Central European 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.

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:


Asia & Europe

Starts on Saturday 25 March at 16:00
Finishes on Saturday 25 March at 17:30
(SST - Singapore Standard Time)

Keriann O'Rourke

Starts on Saturday 25 March at 16:00
Finishes on Saturday 25 March at 17:30
(CET - Central European Time)


• Caroline Latter
• Catherine Morgan
• Chansil Seo
• Colby Hilker
• Csilla Szabo
• Hannah Bernardino Northcott
• Isabelle Charrot-Grinsdale
• Jennie Davies
• Jessica Reed
• Marty Blair
• Rebecca Hassam
• Sarah Graves
• Sian Prior
• Sophie Hermosa
• Stacey Maire


• Fenella Kelly