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Contemporary Freedom of Movement

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What is it?
Contemporary Freedom of Movement is a great opportunity to explore physical theatre and engage with your creative self.

Each workshop will begin with a specific stimulus. This could be a piece of text, an object, image or piece of music. Based on body movement, freedom and creativity, this unique piece of ensemble theatre will be influenced by personal experiences and emotions. You will learn new skills such as contact improvisation, motif work and devising techniques.

This project will culminate in the telling of a story through movement, gesture and voice. Introducing a series of physical exercises you will begin to discover how a collective body breathes, thinks, feels and moves.

What will I get from taking part?

  • Be part of a new company of creatives
  • Explore awareness of your physicality in relation to the performance space
  • Be inspired through movement to say what you’ve always wanted to say
  • Learn new skills
  • Gain confidence
  • Collaborate and share

Who will be leading the project?
Sophie Utting has worked with various national and international companies and is Artistic Director of physical theatre company, Vatic Theatre. Choreographer and performer, her work encourages reflection and hopes to inspire social change.

Trained in theatre, dance and movement, Sophie has a particular interest in exploring the interplay between text, voice and physicality, and how this can allow for more powerful expression than words alone.

Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
No, everyone age 18+ is welcome and will be supported. All you need is a willingness to explore physical language.

I’m not sure I can afford to take part.
If cost is a barrier to taking part, you may be eligible for one of our bursary places available. To find out if you are eligible go to

I have additional needs. What support is available?
If you have accessibility requirements of any kind, please get in touch to discuss how best we can support your place.

Important information

Age recommendation: 18+


£80 for all 8 sessions
(Bursaries are available)

Tuesdays 9 Jan – 5 Mar 24 (excluding half term  20 Feb 24)

7pm – 9pm

Stage Two, Studio Two,

Please note:
Please wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for movement.

Take Part Activities, Guidance and Terms & Conditions

Activities are dependent on minimum numbers participating, in the event that we need to cancel due to low participant numbers, a full refund will be given. We are unable to offer refunds in other circumstances.

We work hard to ensure best practise and the safety of all who attend our activities. To do this we have a number of policies and procedures in place to support our participants and visitors.

Please take a moment to read our Terms and Conditions ,Participants Guidance and associated policies. Alternatively paper copies are available at our reception in Stage Two

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