NTL Presents: The Moving Voice Laboratory by Zoe Katsilerou


NTL Presents: The Moving Voice Laboratory by Zoe Katsilerou


The Northern Theatre Laboratory present: The Moving Voice Laboratory. This workshop is a space for performers, dancers and actors to explore movement, voice and text, and the synergy between these elements.

This session will focus on the investigation of participants’ individual movement and voice qualities, and the ways these speak to and meld with one other. Zoe Katsilerou will provide practical skills and knowledge on voice production and the mechanics of movement. Drawing on her training in dance, somatic practices, acting, singing, music and improvisation, she will lead participants through gentle exercises setting the ground for individual research. We will explore ways of using memory and imagination as tools for creating movement and vocal scores (including sound and language). Looking at concepts of trust, moving with necessity, instinct, speed, fragility, softness and tension, we will look to develop physical rigour and creativity.

During the session, participants will:

- Develop understanding of vocal techniques for placement, articulation and sonority

- Explore approaches to using text as a stimulus for creating physical material

- Train physical and vocal improvisation, and the collaboration of these two elements


This workshop is open to all artists regardless of ‘experience’ or ‘ability’.

  • Price: £40

  • Location: St Clement’s Church, Groves Ave, Salford, M5 3QW

  • Times: 12pm - 6pm

  • Dates: 10th November


If you have been to a Northern Theatre Laboratory series within the past 12 months input the code MV15 for 15% off.

10% student discount available with the code MV10


Zoe Katsilerou is a dancer, singer and visual artist who works with theatre companies and institutions across Greece, England and Scotland. She is an associate artist with DUENDE and Suramedura and SBC Theatre. Her work includes movement, language, sound design and often installation.

Zoe trained as a classical musician (pianist), folk singer, street performer, actor and dancer. She studied Applied Music Education (University of Macedonia) and street and physical theatre (Ougka Klara) in Greece. In 2016, she completed an MLitt in Theatre Practices (University of Glasgow), within which she undertook practice based research exploring the relationship between voice and physicality in performance.

Her practice includes physical and vocal training, improvisation and the layering of these as a way of embodying language an storytelling. It focuses on the relationship between these elements through the use of choreography and text work and her creative process draws strongly on the use of improvisation and studio based research. As a singer, Zoe specialises in traditional, polyphonic Greek and Eastern European songs. Zoe often creates installations to go along her performances, as a way of highlighting her observations of the world. She works with forms of poetry, echoes of mythology and movement to reflect on events of the everyday.

Since 2010, Zoe has performed and collaborated with a variety of companies and artists including SBC Theatre, Third Angel, Alexis Teplin and NoVan Theatre Group. She has also taught at theatres and institutions including the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Glasgow School of Art, the University of Glasgow, The Bunbanter Theatre, Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow, Stagecoach, Oldham University.


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