Motion Theater is a form of improvised, autobiographical theater that is grounded in a lively physicality. What distinguishes the form is that it functions simultaneously as performance art, healing methodology, and spiritual practice. Motion Theater was created by long time Bay Area performer Nina Wise over the course of many years of practicing and performing modern dance, as well as improvised and scripted theater.
The weaving of movement and narrative, autobiography from the far and recent past and the spontaneity of improvisation make Motion Theater refreshingly authentic, edgy, hilarious, moving and transformative.
You can do it too!
Motion Theater Workshops
Motion Theater workshops give you the physical and
spiritual tools to translate your inner life into theater. Everyone has
a story to tell. But few of us have the opportunity to express ourselves
freely in a safe and supportive environment. What makes Motion Theater
unique is an emphasis on the integration of body, mind and spirit.
The sessions include relaxation, meditation, movement, singing, storytelling, and theater games. Expect to surprise yourself, to become more playful and at ease before an audience, and to leave with an enhanced sense of well-being in both your personal and creative lives.
Trained in Motion Theater? Want to perform on your
own or build your own company? Join our growing network of Motion Theater
Artists and be part of a vibrant creative community.
Motion Institute | 310 4th St., San Francisco, CA 94107 | 415/459-3766