Movement For The Stage & Screen

A two Saturday Movement Masterclass IN PERTH with Teresa Izzard and Samuel Addison of Feet First Collective

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Course Overview

The HubStudio is excited to team up with Teresa Izzard and Samuel Addison of Feet First Collective Training, the training arm of critically acclaimed theatre company Feet First Collective. This is an exciting opportunity to delve into body-based training. You will learn new skills and get to experience accessing your movement impulses with Viewpoints and your expressive landscape with Laban’s movement system.


★★★★1/2 ” Feet First Collective has created an unforgettable experience of immersive theatre in MEDUSA, which is sure to inspire an array of innovative creative endeavours.” (Nanci Nott for Arts Hub)


These masterclasses will also investigate the difference in applying these skills to stage and screen performances. You will select a short scene to prepare and learn for the final session. We will have some suggestions on request. The final session will offer an opportunity to work with applying the tools from the previous sessions to performing for the stage and screen with feedback.


Latest show ‘Shadow Boxing’ from Feet First Collective – Tickets available here 

Course Outline

During the sessions Teresa and Samuel will focus on:

  • Offering ‘tuning in’ strategies to get ready for working physically
  • Introducing Viewpoints and how to access somatic impulse
  • Introducing Laban based expressive tools
  • Offering body based ‘hooks’ to access character physically for stage and screen
  • Discussing and exploring the difference between applying movement ideas to stage and screen performances

Course Outcomes

  • How to prepare physically for character work.
  • How to access and use your movement impulses.
  • How to shape your expressive choices.
  • How to feel empowered in your movement choices for stage and screen.

Session Details

When: 2 x full-day Saturday classes

Dates: Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd March 2024

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue: Victoria Hall Fremantle.

Participants: 14 Maximum 

Price: $289.00 incl GST (10% off for Hub Members)

Session Details

Payment Information

How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.

About Teresa Izzard

Teresa is a Laban/Bartenieff Certified Movement Analyst (Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, NYC ’07), a Dynamic Embodiment Practitioner (Centre for Kinaesthetic Education, NYC ’15) and holds a PhD in Theatre Direction and Dramaturgy which won the Phillip Parsons Prize in 2013. She has a wealth of experience as a director, movement coach, producer, dramaturg and theatre educator. She was Head of Movement at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2014 and a Theatre Arts lecturer at Curtin University where she specialised in movement for actors and was a resident director until 2020. Founded in 2015, she is the Artistic Director and Creative Producer of Feet First Collective (FFC), an independent theatre company with a training wing, making critically acclaimed work in Perth, Western Australia. She now combines running FFC with teaching into the Music Theatre and Acting courses at WAAPA and independent projects. Her recent production of This Is Where We Live by Vivienne Walshe was described as “complex and tense … compelling viewing” by Vicki Renner for Arts Hub. Teresa brings her background in Somatics to her directorial practice and specialises in creating clear visual and physical dramaturgy for challenging, provocative texts and devised works. She directed her first solo work Shadow Boxing for Sydney Fringe 2023 to critical acclaim and for a remount at Perth’s FRINGE WORLD in 2024.

First Feet Collective | Teresa

About Samuel Addison

ABOUT SAMUEL ADDISON.  Samuel holds a degree in Theatre Arts from Curtin University. He worked on a number of shows at the Hayman Theatre, including bringing the physically demanding lead role of Gregor Samsa to life in Berkoff’s ‘Metamorphosis’. Samuel is a co-founder of Unbalanced Productions and received the Best Performance award for their production of Therese Roberts’ ‘Playing with Shadows’ at South West Shorts in 2020 which he reprised at Short ‘n’ Sweet Perth in 2021. He joined Feet First in 2019 and was a performer for both seasons of S-27. Sam designed and performed in FFC’s FRINGE WORLD and Melbourne seasons of ‘This Is Where We Live’ by Vivienne Walshe as well as set designing and performing in the FFC and Little y co-production of ‘The Flower that Fell from the Sky’ at The Blue Room Theatre. In 2019 he was appointed as a Core Artist and he is the senior coach within the Feet First Training team. In 2020-2022 he collaborated in the creative development of ‘Medusa’ as a performer and took on the roles of assistant producer, designer and director for the highly successful performance season in 2023. He is the performer for Shadow Boxing a challenging solo work that the company premiered at Sydney Fringe 2023 to critical acclaim, and the Perth FRINGE WORLD remount in 2024. He is the Associate Producer of the company.

Apply For The Course

Please send an expression of interest including your C.V. to or use the below form. Please note the course is by invitation only. If accepted we shall send out an application form with all the course information. Notification for acceptance will be made no later than one week before course commencement.

If offered your place will only be held once payment is received in full. Failure to do so will forfeit your place on the course. For more information or queries please don’t hesitate to call on (02) 9212 0522 or alternatively email us on the above address.

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