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Six Viewpoints Workshop - Inventing the Wheel Backwards

Weekly practice sessions for performance makers inspired by the Six Viewpoints theory and practice.

About the workshop

During each session we will spend time practising within the deconstructed framework/s of space, shape, time, emotion, movement and story and examine their expanded possibilities. Participants will be led through practical explorations and structured improvisations with a view to increase flexibility of response, cultivate presence and provide alternative departure points for creation.

About the Six Viewpoints

Originated by choreographer Mary Overlie, the Six Viewpoints is a study that establishes and expands the base of performance by inquiring into the vocabulary of the basic materials that are found in the creation of art. Resulting from Mary’s decades long investigation into the materials and search for a common language of performance, this work (and its many re-iterations) has formed the basis of theatre and dance training around the world as it complements and expands on more traditional forms, simultaneously nurturing artistic agency and a collaborative mind.

Who is it for?

For those who want to spend some regular time focusing on their practice and also those looking to try out something new. Booking is available on a drop-in basis and also for whole series.

You may be a theatre, dance or performance artist of any discipline, director, designer, dramaturg, stage manager or technician or anything in between.

Suitable for all levels. No prior Viewpoints or movement experience is necessary.

Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear you can move in.

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About the workshop leader:

Ria Samartzi is a UK based director, dramaturg and performance maker from Greece. Her background is in movement, developing new work and collaborative practice. She trained in Physical Theatre at East 15 Acting School, on the SITI Company Conservatory and in the Six Viewpoints theory and practice with Mary Overlie. Ria has taught workshops for Goldsmiths University Arts Research PhD, Leading Voices 2022, Foreign Affairs Theatre, StoneCrabs Directors in Practice, Degenerate Fox Theatre and CBS Dance.


Venue: Rosemary Branch Theatre

Dates:  November 4th, November 11th, November 18th, November 25th, December 2nd, December 9th, December 16th

COVID-19 Safety
We encourage patrons to wear a mask while moving around the building and when seated in the theatre.

Seating is not socially distanced. The theatre is ventilated before and after every performance with regular and thorough cleaning of touch points. Hand sanitiser and face masks are available onsite.

We regret that our theatre is up a flight of stairs with no wheelchair access available.