My teaching is a space of both research and training, informed by my own creative practice as a performer, storyteller and dramaturg and by all the practitioners, creators and students I meet and work with.
Since 2016 I have been part of the core pedagogical team at Arthaus Berlin (formerly LISPA), a postgraduate school for collaborative, performance-makers, where I teach on all the full-time programmes. Alongside my work at Arthaus I curate and run a number of courses through the year with a wonderful team of collaborators - online, in the space and in a more hybrid format.
My pedagogical approach is constantly evolving in relation to these encounters and experiences.
You can read in more depth in the about section. My current areas of research include:
artistic autonomy - guiding, mentoring and enabling creators/performers/practitioners to deepen their connection to themselves, their creative selves and their creative processes and projects;
placing ourselves as bodies at the centre
living with story - deepening our understanding and knowing of archetypical images and story, those we hold consciously and less consciously. Letting the stories we wish to and need to carry unfold within us.
See more on the different research and training opportunities below. I also offer one-to-one mentoring sessions and create bespoke workshops - please contact me directly here.
For creators, artists and practitioners from any discipline (performers, writers, directors, dancers, visual artists, dramaturgs, musicians, poets etc..) looking for mentoring and support for a creative project - either new or existing.
For anyone - whether you come from an arts field or another profession - who would like to explore and deepen the connection to themselves: to the body, to the imagination and to story.
REVEALING THE JEWELS
For performance makers who wish to undertake a more in-depth training over 1-2 years - either continually or in a modular format,
I teach at two schools based in Berlin: the BA Acting programme at Cours Florent and on the various programmes at Arthaus Berlin.
THE ARTIST AND STORY
with Cat Gerrard, Lionel Ménard and Adi Weinberg
The Artist and Story online workshops offer a practice-based lab space in which creators and practitioners can dig into a creative project they are working on - or would like to begin working on - in a mentored environment.
Part One: Deepening our Relationship with Story & Exploring Autonomy in the Creative Process
(5-weeks, approx 35 hours contact time)
opens different themes of embodied research, looking at where the story meets you as an individual and how you can embody multiple roles in your research.
Part Two: The Spaces In Between
(5-weeks, approx 40 hours contact time)
deepens the research of Part One, bringing the questions: where does your story meet the audience?
and how can we be a midwife to our creation and others'?
Each course combines movement research, guided sessions, group discussions, dedicated individual research time (with individual tasks and two opportunities to digitally submit your work) and one-to-one mentoring sessions. The course will culminate in a closed sharing.
REVEALING THE JEWELS
with Adi Weinberg & Cat Gerrard
Revealing the Jewels is a guided exploration of our connection to our body - to our movement, breath, voice and to story. Each course works with a different story - a myth or fairy tale. Through weekly sessions - of movement research, other practical invitations and discussion - we allow the story's themes to come into contact with the body.
Don't Go Back to Sleep: Trailing the story of Taliesin
(5 weeks of 3 hours/week & 2 optional cycles of 4 weeks each)
An invitation to wake up into the fullness of our senses.
We explore our connection to: our senses and sensuality; our wildness and ability to shape-shift into whatever shape we need; our ways to keep turning up for what we really want; and how we let all of these discoveries sink into the body and be available for us in our day-to-day lives.
Homecoming: Calling towards The Lindwurm
(4 weeks of 3 hours/week & 2 optional cycles of 5 weeks each)
A journey towards those parts of us that have been exiled, towards calling them and ourselves fully home. We spend time with The Maiden; The Wise Woman of the Woods; The Queen; The Dragon; The Storyteller
Each course has a cyclical format, with three distinct cycles. Cycle 1 consists of a weekly online practical session following a theme. Cycles 2 and 3 consist of online discussion sessions, allowing us to revisit these themes from Cycle 1, deepening our connection with them through discussion in community.
Cycle 1 - Saturdays 13th, 20th, 27th November, 4th December 2021 - with optional meeting about following cycles on Saturday 11th December 2021
Cycle 2 - Saturdays 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th January, 5th February 2022
Cycle 3 - Saturdays 12th, 19th, 26th February, 5th, 12th March 2022