Sum Theatre is proud to offer a rare opportunity…

A masterclass with world-renowned teacher Judith Koltai!

After successful workshops with Sum Theatre and the University of Saskatchewan in 2016, Judith returns to continue that work and to introduce it to a new group of artists.

Information about Judith and her work can be found below.

The workshop is limited to 20 participants - early registration is advised. 

Workshop Details
Friday, October 27th, 2017 - 7pm to 9pm
Saturday, October 28th and Sunday, October 29th - 10am to 5pm


*a small number of bursaries may be available, so please contact us (confidentially) if cost is an issue

Please email to request a spot. Please include a few sentences about your interest in this workshop and relevant experience. Please submit no later than 5:00pm on Friday, October 6th, 2017. Those accepted to the workshop will be notified in the following days.

About Judith and the Workshop
Judith Koltai, MA, ADTR, Master Movement Teacher and pioneer in the Application of Authentic Movement Practice to the Performing Arts. Director of Movement, National Voice Intensive of Canada; Invited Master Teacher in Movement, National Theatre School of Canada (2003-2008); Invited Guest Faculty, Venice Biennalle College, Dance Section.  

Authentic Movement, which originated in the dance world in the late 1950s, invites and teaches the ability to listen to and follow deep internal cues from the body. In the application of Authentic Movement to the actor’s practice, creative sources are accessed and given form through heightened attention to sensory/kinesthetic experience.

For over 20 years, Judith Koltai has pioneered the application of the principles and the practices of this physical discipline to the spoken theatrical text as well as to the sourcing and developing of new theatrical material.

The workshop will begin with introduction to the basic elements and forms of the practice of Authentic Movement, and will then move on to performance exploration enriched by the application of Authentic Movement practice. There will be opportunity for individual, dyadic, and collective exploration.

OPTIONAL: Workshop participants are invited to come prepared with a memorized classical text in verse (Shakespeare or Greek or French/Racine/Moliere). Minimum 12, maximum 20 lines. Choose a piece of text which is new to you, which you love (or hate), and which satisfies yet challenges you personally and artistically.