for performers

Movement Workshop for Performance

A workshop designed to expand performers’ movement options; encourage playfulness and pleasure to be on stage; build complicity with other performers; and expand the ability to enact one’s impulses on stage. PlayMoves integrates ensemble games, rhythm as a foundation for creative play, Awareness Through Movement (Feldenkrais Method), stagecraft, devising from the physical,and creative processes. PlayMoves invites authenticity and vulnerability on stage, while being true to one’s embodied inner-knowing. With curiosity and pleasure.

Anna has taught PlayMoves to performers in Cairns, Townsville, Maleny, Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong, Melbourne, Bellbray, Perth and Hobart.

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for general public

Awareness Through Movement, Play and Creativity Workshop

This workshop is for people who want to explore awareness through movement, creativity, presence and the pleasure to play, with other people.

  • Movement sequences from the Feldenkrais Method designed to heighten the perception of one’s body and rediscover an organic sense of movement with more ease and less tension
  • Games to invite our playfulness
  • Group exercises to explore what it means “to be present” and in “complicity” with others
  • Rhythm as a foundation for creative play
  • A wonderful writing exercise that begins from the physical
  • Awareness Through Movement
  • Playfulness
  • Creativity
  • Connection
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for performers, general public, Feldenkrais practitioners, people who love movement exploration

Wake Up! Workshop

A sequence of popular Feldenkrais Method® lessons to help you ‘wake up’ at any time of day.

Feldenkrais Method® and theatre practitioner, Anna Yen will lead you through a sequence of dynamic Awareness Through Movement lessons which incorporate:

  • multiple ways to move from standing to sitting to lying on the floor, and back up to standing
  • moving across the floor
  • folding, arching, side bending, twisting and spiraling movements
  • practising awareness of how you are moving, and of the environment in which you are moving

The workshop incorporates games, which playfully develop awareness of the space, other people, and rhythm.

The exploratory sequence is something you can return to again and again – in parts or as a whole – any time you want to revitalise yourself and your outlook.

The Wake Up! sequence is inspired by Anna’s theatre mentor Monika Pagneux, who studied with Dr Moshe Feldenkrais in the 70s.

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Theatre Making

  • Devising new works
  • Creative Developments
  • Dramaturgy
  • Writer
  • Director
  • Acting
  • Physical Theatre / Circus performer
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Feldenkrais - One to One

  • Anna is available for One to One lessons to explore ways to enhance movement options, and improve function. These "Functional Integration” lessons are held in West End, Brisbane.


  • Anna teaches Awareness Through Movement at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music - Griffith University.

‘I danced down the street after my Feldenkrais lesson with Anna. I was impressed. And it takes a lot to impress me.’  – Áine –

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Movement Workshop for Performance

facilitated by Anna Yen

for performers, actors, singers, circus performers,

clowns, musicians, dancers, performance devisors,

directors and drama teachers

The program includes

  • games to invite our playfulness and the pleasure to be on stage
  • performance exercises to explore what it means to be present and in complicity with other performers
  • movement sequences from the Feldenkrais Method designed to heighten the perception of one’s self-use, rediscover an organic sense of movement with more ease and less tension, and discover options. The Awareness Through Movement explored will be based on the popular ‘Wake Up!” sequence.
  • rhythm as a foundation for creative play
  • a beautiful writing exercise that begin from the physical

All within a Covid-Safe plan

PlayMoves is facilitated by

Anna Yen, performer, theatre maker and Feldenkrais practitioner.
It is inspired by the work of renowned European theatre teacher Monika Pagneux. Our quest is to awaken the performer, inviting the attentive and joyful performing physical presence that marries risk with vulnerability and self-confidence with authenticity.

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Comments from PlayMoves participants

“This has been the most awakening and inspiring workshop I have attended in a while. Really wonderful.” Actor

“I feel as though I’ve been woken up – opened to new ways of being and reminded of others I’d forgotten.” Musician

“Extremely valuable. Workshops like this one help to reaffirm one’s creativity.” Actor



for performers,for general public,"Wake Up"


performanceand movementfor individual and groups


physical theatre, circus,actor, devisor, creator,director, dramaturg, playwright

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