Let's Get Intimate: Intro to Intimacy & the role of the IC (NZ event)

Details

  • 3 August 2024
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Te Whaea - National Dance & Drama Centre Wellington
11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington, 6021, New Zealand

Applications Open 3 July 2024 8:00 am
Applications Close 29 July 2024 3:00 pm
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Synopsis

Keen to learn more about the role of an intimacy coordinator and director? Want to get an insight into what you can expect from the process of working with one? Eager to get your hands on some industry standard modesty garments and get some experience with the choreography process? This workshop is designed for actors and other crew personnel who have maybe already had some experience, or are completely green to the inner workings of the intimacy process for stage and screen. We'll discuss the IC role and what they do from casting to choreography, work some scenes and get an understanding of what tools they bring to the room to deepen connection between actors and the stories and relationships they're expected to depict. Bring a notebook, some comfy clothes, and an open mind to learn more about how an IC can be your best friend when it comes to getting safety and freedom within boundaries and consent based practice.

Host(s)

  • Romy Hooper

    Romy is an actor, intimacy coordinator, director and voice artist from Tāmaki, Auckland. She graduated from Toi Whakaari in 2009 and has been an active member of the stage and screen industry since, fulfilling many roles in multiple departments. She begun training as an Intimacy Coordinator and Director in 2020 under the mentorship of Jennifer Ward-Lealand, and has studied with US based Intimacy Directors and Coordinators (IDC,) Theatrical Intimacy Education (TIE,) and is set to gain her accreditation through the first Australasian cohort of Intimacy Professionals Association (IPA.) She has provided choreography, consultation and direction for Auckland Theatre Company, South Seas Film School, Day One Hāpai te Haeata, television productions Ahikāroa, Emmy Award winning Rūrangi S2, Homebound 3.0, Warner Bros Escaping Utopia, many independent short films, music videos and local feature films Shut Eye and Workmates. She is currently IC on 2 international films in production here, and has been delivering workshops for high schools and tertiary institutions. She is a proud member of ICA – Intimacy Coordinators Aotearoa, and Equity NZ.

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