Movement for Actors: Character Embodiment with Sarah Perry – 26th March 2023

Sunday 26th March 2023 9.45-3.45pm at Sadler’s Wells

How do you approach a role? What physical choices do you research and consider when building a character? Movement Director & Movement Coach Sarah Perry will lead the workshop focusing primarily on the body and movement as a tool for performance and character embodiment. We shall explore character research, psychology & emotion and text as well as a characters physicality; considering both the inside-out and outside- in creative processes.

As a group we will discuss and physically explore concepts inspired by Rudolph Laban: Laban Movement analysis, Stanislavski, Choreology, Text and Language, Improvisation and Play. We will look at things like: how characters walk, behave, gesture; how to work with injuries & conditions, how to manifest characters’ thoughts and feelings through the body and generally how to use our bodies to communicate more effectively.

Please bring along a memorised 1-minute monologue and character to work with.

Through this workshop, you will gain a richer understanding of how your body and physicality can be used to its full potential, adding to your strengths as an actor. No prior movement experience required. This workshop is aimed at actors and would also be be useful for movement practitioners wanting to work with actors also.


If booked and paid for by 28th February 2023 £90. From 1st March 2023 £110.  Students & Spotlight members will receive a 10% discount with proof of ID/Spotlight link.  Shapes in Motion regular Movers & Makers members will receive a 15% discount. 

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About Sarah Perry
Sarah is a movement director, performance coach and motion capture director working in Film, TV, Animation and Theatre. She is the founder of Shapes in Motion.

Sarah’s recent credits include; Movement & Motion Capture Director for 3 short VR films for Illinois Holocaust Museum/East City Films. A very exciting project TBA in 2024 for Warner Bros/Universal, ‘Burning Girls’ a new 6 part TV drama for Paramount + released late 2023. ‘In Pursuit of Repetitive Beats’ a VR cinematic experience with East City Films, currently on tour UK, Europe & USA. ‘His Dark Materials’ season 3 for BBC/Bad Wolf. Other credits include ‘Dream’ a Live Motion Capture/Online Virtual Production for The Royal Shakespeare Company and ‘A Discovery of Witches’ Season 2 & 3 for Bad Wolf/Sky One. Movement Coach on Jupiter Ascending directed by The Wachowskis and on Guardians of the Galaxy, directed by James Gunn.


Instagram: @sarah_perry_movement