About the Course
Through a series of simple exercises, participants will be introduced to Viewpoints — a training method that actors use to develop awareness of their mind and body in relation to the environment.
Come with an open mind and join us in exploring the different elements of Viewpoints such as Shapes and Movement in this experiential workshop!
Dress for physical movement. (e.g. Gym or sportswear)
Be ready to get sweaty. (e.g Towel, water bottle, change of clothes)
Be prepared to work barefoot.
Nine Years Theatre
An award-winning Mandarin theatre company in multicultural Singapore, Nine Years Theatre loves to dream up game-changing ways to do things.
Since the beginning, we are invested in actor training in order to create work that is consistent in quality. We believe in entertaining our audience in ways that are honest and thoughtful.
Our work is recognised for being relatable and culturally layered, possessing deep sensibility that speaks to audiences from all backgrounds.
Fluid in scale and genre, we create performances ranging from re-imaginations of classics and adaptations of literary works, to original plays as well as interdisciplinary and international collaborations.
Mia is an actor, theatre producer and educator, also co-founder and Company Director of Nine Years Theatre (NYT). She started performing at 9 years old when she joined Rediffusion Singapore’s children and youth group, and eventually graduated with a BA in Theatre Studies and Chinese Language from the National University of Singapore.
In addition to that, she studied Viewpoints with SITI Company (U.S.) and Suzuki Method of Actor Training with SITI and Suzuki Company of Toga (Japan). She also worked as a part-time DJ at Y.E.S. FM93.3 during 1997 – 2014, and has been teaching NYT’s Diction of Standard Mandarin class since 2015.
Nelson is an actor, director, writer and theatre educator, he has been an active player on the Singapore stage for the last three decades. He graduated from Goldsmiths College in London with an MA in Directing and National University of Singapore with a BA (Hons) in Theatre Studies.
He was the first local artist to be commissioned for a consecutive three years to present works at the Esplanade’s Huayi Festival, and a two-time Best Actor (2011 and 2013) winner and four-time Best Director (2014, 2015, 2018 and 2019) winner at the ST Life! Theatre Awards. He is currently the co-founder and Artistic Director of Nine Years Theatre – one of the leading Mandarin theatre companies in Singapore.