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ITA O’BRIEN

PRACTICAL BOUNDARIES WORKSHOP

24 October 09.00-17.00

DANSENS HUS, STUDIOSTAGE


Et Langt Liv i Scenekunsten – nettverk for erfaringsutveksling og kompetanse/“A long life within the dramatic arts - network for exchanging experiences and competence”, invites you to this seminar and workshop focusing on the legal and psychological aspects of setting boundaries and how to deal with this in practice. Understand your rights and get familiar with situations and reaction patterns and you and others around you should deal with them

About the course:

We relate to other people on a daily basis, at work and in our everyday life, and often face situations where boundaries are tested. Testing boundaries is human, our own as well as others. So, how do we take ownership and relate to them? 

In the dramatic arts, boundaries are sometimes even more vague than outside the work situation. As part of our profession, we often work with intimate situations both physically and emotionally, and the intention is not always easy to comprehend. Consequently, these boundaries might need some extra attention. 

In this workshop, Ita O´Brien gives an introduction to her INTIMACY ON SET GUIDELINES and what she considers “best practise” when taking part in work related intimate situations, simulated sex scenes, and nudity. 

Film about Ita’s work: https://vimeo.com/298289741

Schedule:

10:00: Welcome

10:15: Ita O´Brien part 1

12:00: Lunch

12:30: Ita O´Brien part 2

15:00: Round-off

 

Preparations: None

Bring: Comfortable clothing

Form: Lecture, exercises 

Objective: Increased focus on intimate boundaries in your professional life in particular and in your private life in general. 

Aim: Increased awareness and ownership concerning your own and other’s boundaries in a work situation. 

Short CV Ita O´Brien: 

Ita O'Brien is an Intimacy Coordinator and Movement Director for film, television, and theatre. 

During a long life within film, TV, and theatre, British Ita O´Brien has seen the need for clear guidelines concerning intimacy in the work situation. For the last five years, she has worked with incorporating her INTIMACY ON SET GUIDELINES into British and international film, TV, and theatre, with the aim of creating predictable and safe working conditions for actors, directors, and production team.   

For the last five years, Ita O'Brien has been developing best practice when working with intimacy, scenes with sexual content, and nudity in film, TV, and theatre – the 'Intimacy on Set' guidelines. Ita pioneered the role of Intimacy Coordinator, which is gaining adoption in leading production houses, including HBO, Netflix, and the BBC. 

Ita's work has been featured widely in the media, including The Guardian, The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Irish Times, Cosmopolitan, The Evening Standard, The Stage, The Sunday Times, BBC, NBC, Radio New Zealand, ABC, and RTE.  

 Read more at: https://www.itaobrien.com

A collaboration between Balansekunst and the Et Langt Liv I Scenekunsten network. 

 


Price members of MTF/others: 650 NOK

Maximum nr of participants: 10

Sign up: Apply for a place by e-mail including current CV at henriette@musikkteaterforum.no

Criteria: Young/experienced/senior professional artist