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Introduction to Movement Direction for Theatre

with Etta Murfitt & Nandi Bhebhe

Join Wise Children’s Movement Director Etta Murfitt, and performer Nandi Bhebhe, to delve into movement making for theatre. Participants will discover techniques for creating choreography and learn how movement direction can help form the language of a piece of theatre. Through workshops and invaluable one-on-one time with Etta, you will investigate different styles of movement and develop your practice as a choreographer. Expect games, tasks and physical sessions that push you out of your comfort zone.

We're looking for people with dance training or experience, who want to begin their Movement Direction journey.

Applications for Introduction to Movement Direction are now closed, but you can still attend the Webinar.

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Dates - Monday 6th July to Friday 17th July. The course will comprise 9 hours of contact time on Zoom, plus time spent working independently on projects.

Price - £135 (includes membership to the Wise Children Club), with free places available

About the course leaders

Etta Murfitt

Etta is Wise Children's Movement Director.


Theatre as Choreographer with Emma Rice includes Wise Children and Romantics Anonymous (Wise Children), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Kneehigh/Leicester Curve/West End); The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk, 946, The Wild Bride, Midnight’s Pumpkin, Steptoe and Son (Kneehigh); Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe).


Other theatre as Choreographer includes: Orpheus in the Underworld (ENO); A Clockwork Orange (Everyman & Playhouse); Dead Dog in a Suitcase, Tin Drum (Kneehigh/ UK tour). Theatre as an Associate Artistic Director and performer for Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures includes: Romeo & Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella (Sadler’s Wells/LA); Dorian Gray, Edward Scissorhands, Nutcracker! (Opera North/ Sadler’s Wells); The Car Man, Swan Lake, The Red Shoes (Sadler’s Wells/West End/LA/Broadway). 

Etta is also Associate Artistic Director at Matthew Bourne's New Adventures, and an Associate Artist with Kneehigh Theatre Company.

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Nandi Bhebhe

Nandi Bhebhe


Nandi is performing in Wise Children’s upcoming production of Wuthering Heights.

Nandi's theatre credits include:

Ubu (Kneehigh Asylum/Shoreditch Town Hall), Faultline (ANU Productions/Gate Theatre), Boy Breaking Glass (Sadlers Wells), A Monster Calls (Old Vic),The Tin Drum (Liverpool Everyman/UK tour), Twelfth Night, 946, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare's Globe), A Season in the Congo (Young Vic), Fela! (National Theatre/Broadway) and 5,6,7,8 (Royal Court).

*The School for Wise Children is committed to making theatrical training accessible and offers at least 50% of our places for free to those who would not be able to train otherwise. Due to our funding, we are unable to offer free places to those outside the UK. You need to be aged 18 or older to participate in a School for Wise Children course. 

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