Interview With: Shapes In Motion

Coming up shortly is an eye-opening evening with Shapes In Motion and Toby Sedgwick. Toby, an award-winning Movement Director, will give his illuminating talk with question time after we have enjoyed a drinks reception at Sadler’s Wells. Alex, our founder, spoke to Sarah Perry, Shapes In Motion founder, who is hosting this exclusive event.

1. How did Shapes In Motion begin?
I founded Shapes in Motion in 2010. There are many strands to Shapes in Motion, but they all primarily focus on movement in either a creative or wellbeing context. I am a Movement Director, Movement Coach and Yoga Therapist, and I set up Shapes in Motion to offer professional movement & performance services, workshops and events. These all celebrate movement in performance and at Shapes in Motion we also recognise leading practitioners in this field.

2. Tell us a little about being a Movement Director and a Movement Coach.
A Movement Director may be called in to work on a specific project or production to focus predominantly on the movement aspects of the performance. This may include directing or choreographing specific movement pieces, coaching the actors to inspire and facilitate physical choices for their characters, to assist the rehearsal process, to warm up and physically free the actors, and to explore and play using movement to inspire and create.

3. What can we expect Toby to talk about at the upcoming event?
Toby Sedgwick is a renowned and award-winning Director of Movement with many credits to his name. Toby will talk about his work as a Movement Director and actor with particular emphasis on the many amazing productions he has worked on over the years including: War Horse, The 39 Steps, Frankenstein, The London Olympics and more. Toby is open to questions and his talk will be inspired by those who attend.

4. What type of people attend your talk and Q&A events?
Anyone is free to attend. Our events attract actors, Movement Directors, Directors, storytellers, and theatre-goers. Individuals who are interested in what goes on behind the scenes to bring a production and performance to life with the spotlight being on movement in performance, will find Toby’s talk fascinating.

To share in A Special Evening With Toby Sedgwick, book your ticket at the bottom of this page.