Examining the Materials of Performance

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  • The Rosemary Branch


  • Classes, Daytime and Activity
  • Tickets from £5.00 - £15.00
  • Islington
  • 18 plus
  • This event has taken place.
  • 11:00 - 13:00

A weekly drop-in workshop series for performance makers inspired by the Six Viewpoints theory and practice.  

Originated by choreographer Mary Overlie, the Six Viewpoints is a study that establishes and expands the base of performance by inquiring into the vocabulary of the basic materials that are found in the creation of all art: space, shape, time, emotion, movement and story.

This is a space for us to rediscover and explore the materials and practice working within horizontal hierarchies.

These sessions are for theatre, dance and performance artists of all disciplines, including directors, designers, dramaturgs, stage managers and technicians - all welcome. 

 No movement experience is necessary. 

Please wear comfortable clothes and footwear you can move in. 

About the workshop leader:

Ria Samartzi is a UK based director, dramaturg and performance maker from Greece. She has a BA in Physical Theatre from East 15 Acting School and has trained extensively with the SITI Company and choreographer Mary Overlie in the Six Viewpoints. Ria is an associate artist with Foreign Affairs Theatre company.

Credits include: Dramaturg on The Wetsuitman by Freek Mariën Rose Lipman Building 2023, R&D director on Baghdaddy by Jasmine Naziha Jones BOLD Studios, dramaturg on Bourne by Megan Smith VAULT Festival 2020, director on Unterstadt -The Story of an Osijek Family by Ivana Sojat and Stlako Sviben Rose Lipman Building 2019, creative associate on The Brownie Club by Jessica Lucia Andrade Jackson’s Lane 2018.

Price: Pay What You Can cash and card payment available 

A note on the pricing: These sessions are not externally funded and the suggested fee is £10 per session. However, if this or any amount is prohibitive please join us anyway and pay what you can. 


COVID-19 Safety

We encourage patrons to wear a mask while moving around the building and when seated in the theatre. 

Seating is not socially distanced. The theatre is ventilated before and after every performance with regular and thorough cleaning of touch points. Hand sanitiser and face masks are available onsite.


We regret that our theatre is up a flight of stairs with no wheelchair access available.

Image description: 

A black & white image of a movement studio with 3.5 large Victorian style windows visible along the back wall. 7 people are sitting cross legged or kneeling on the floor in front of the windows. A person is standing in the mid ground with their arms lifted and extended in a V-shape on the sides of their head and one leg lifted as if they are about to take a step.

Image credit: Megan Hanley 




Ticket Event time Cost
Workshop ticket

Pay what you can 

11:00 - 13:00 £5.00
Workshop ticket

Pay what you can - suggested price

11:00 - 13:00 £10.00
Workshop ticket

Pay what you can 

11:00 - 13:00 £15.00



2, Shepperton Road, N1 3DT



Nearest Station

Hoxton (Rail)


Rosemary Branch Theatre
A beautiful, characterful, historic, local pub on the border of Islington and Hackney. Just set back from the Regent’s Canal, we have delicious food, a wide range of thoughtful drinking options and an award-winning theatre and function room upstairs. Our theatre hosts all types of performance and community experiences - theatre, comedy, live music, improv, puppetry, family shows, drag, cabaret, podcasts, burlesque and workshops.


The Rosemary Branch

The Rosemary Branch does a bit of everything in a cosy atmosphere. After work drinks, catch up with friends, Sunday lunch with the family are all popular activities at The Rosemary Branch.


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