MOVEMENT AND VOICE NETWORK LAUNCH
Hosted by the Work Room, founding members of the Movement and Voice Network Zoe Katsilerou, Emma Bonnici and Christina Kapadocha, will launch the initiative on Saturday, 8th January 2022. The launch will include a short presentation around the work and ethos of the network, discussions and practical work led by the three practitioners. As well as marking the beginning of the network’s activities and life, the launch will aim to introduce participants to the practices of the founding members, offering a taste of the network’s future activities.
The Movement and Voice Network is an independent, artist led community of practitioners who engage with practices entailing a relation to movement, somatics, voice and wellbeing.
The network offers a creative and nurturing space for practitioners and researchers to engage in collaborative exchange and the sharing of knowledge. It aims to offer opportunities for growth and the cultivation of new directions with regards to voice and movement practices and studies. Members' work touches on performance practices, experimental pedagogy, ecology and artistic research.
This event is free but ticketed. Participants will be required to demonstrate an interest and experience in working with movement and voice. For expressions of interest and questions, please email Zoe on email@example.com, including a short paragraph/statement on why you wish to attend.
Zoe Katsilerou is a performer and maker with background in dance-theatre, devised theatre, voice coaching, polyphonic song and improvisation. Her research and work focus on relationships between the moving body and voice, with a particular interest in the entanglement of choreography and language. Originally from Greece, she is currently based in the UK and works with companies and institutions such as Leeds Beckett University (Senior Lecturer in Performing Arts), Dance City (Senior Lecturer in Dance), Rose Bruford College, Rob Heaslip Dance and Rachel Dean Dance. Zoe is an associate artist with SBC Theatre and Leeds Playhouse, member of Vonnegut Collective, and a co-founder of improvisation collective ICEBERG.
For more information about Zoe’s work, visit https://zoekatsilerou.com/
The formative work of Emma’s acting life has been 9 years working Poland with the muti-award winning and internationally renowned, Song of the Goat Theatre and Teatr Zar. Emma has also worked with award winning Clod Ensemble on Red Ladies and with DV8 dancer Vivien Wood on Exile, a piece that she co-created and which was nominated for the best “newcomer” in Newcastle. Emma’s work as a singer is closely linked to her performance work as it was one of the story telling mediums of the work in Poland. She continues to work with Fabien Prioville Dance Company as a singer creator as well as collaborating with other musicians.
Christina Kapadocha (Ph.D.) is a Lecturer in Theatre and Movement at East 15 Acting School and winner of the 2020 Outstanding Early Career Researcher Award in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Essex. She is a London-based theatre and somatic practitioner-researcher, a Registered Somatic Movement Educator and founder of Somatic Acting Process®. Her practice research and publications concentrate on the modification and impact of somatically inspired practices into theatre-performing environments and beyond. She introduces new praxical discussions on somaticities in theatre-performance and voice studies. Christina has been working as an actress, director and movement director in Greece and the UK. Prior to her full-time appointment at East 15, she has also taught at other major London-based drama schools.