I approach theatre teaching from the physical point of view; that means I pay great attention to the movement qualities, body structures and use of the space in my pedagogy.
My classes are not targeted only for physical theatre practitioners but for all performers who wish to improve their holistic expressivity. Physical theatre exercises can improve performer's body awareness, articulation and precision of the movement.
I use various masks in my teaching (neutral, larval, expressive, commedia dell'arte, body masks and the smallest mask in the world -the red nose). Masks are great tools for waking up performer's playfulness and courage to embody character's inner movement on the stage. Masks are great gateway to the fictive world and otherness and they provoke the inner flame in actors and call for the creativity.
I have been teaching as a freelancer over twenty years in the various institutes i.a. University of the Arts Helsinki/ Theatre Academy, Helsinki Metropolia/ University of Applied Sciences, Turku Arts Academy and Helsinki Summer University.
I also teach regularly at Teatteri Metamorfoosi and I am responsible of the department of education there.
If you are interested in ordering my workshop for your institute, theatre group or working team, please contact me so we can plan a perfect workshop for your.
Click the pictures below to see some examples of the workshops I have done in Teatteri Metamorfoosi.