Learn the techniques and the language to stage human sexuality in a way that is professional, dynamic and focused on storytelling.
Whether you're a director or stage manager, you've probably been confronted with an intimate scene and you know how difficult they can be to stage comfortably. This 4 hour workshop is designed to give you the tools you need to handle these moments respectfully, safely and with confidence. Learn the language and standards for staging intimacy that should be followed from rehearsal into performances, just like fight choreography.
The focus is on subtle and specific details in choreography for the purpose of telling the story of the scene. Contact improvisation is used as well as breath and eye contact to keep partners connected physically and emotionally.
Tonia Sina’s Workshops on Intimacy for the Stage have been enthusiastically received as a practice which empowers actors to respect their own boundaries, while improving the quality and clarity of scenes of intimacy. Intimacy For The Stage workshops and the assistance of an Intimacy Director/Choreographer creates better storytelling and is an important step forwards in supporting actors’ safety and rights.
Tonia Sina is currently the Intimacy Choreographer and sexual harassment prevention advisor for the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. She is the Artistic Director of Reduxion Theatre Company in Oklahoma City and an international Intimacy for the Stage workshop teacher and choreographer. Tonia has been researching Intimacy for the Stage and Sexual Harassment in the industry since she began research for her thesis in 2004. Tonia is the founder of Intimacy Directors International, whose goal is to make the theatre industry safer and more professional when handling scenes containing sexual content.
Saturday January 13, 2018 - 12pm- 4pm
Theatre Ontario - 401 Richmond Street Suite 350
$75 plus HST Regular Price
$60 plus HST Equity Members
$50 plus HST for Theatre Ontario individual and organization* members
Posted by: Theatre Ontario
For more information: http://www.theatreontario.org/training/courses-and-workshops/details/Intimacy-for-the-Stage-for-Directors-Jan-2018.aspx