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Natasha Martina MA, BFA, CMA, SME Professor

Office
John Mitchell 185

Research Area(s)

  • Body-Mind Centering
  • Laban Movement Analysis
  • Viewpoints
  • Somatics

About me

 

Direction credits include: Displaced: M1 Singapore Festival, Live Five Independent Theatre, Sandbox Series Globe Theatre, St. Ambroise Montreal Fringe and Saskatoon Fringe Festivals; Dymorphia: Ground Cover Theatre; Vimy: Bzzt! Trap Door Theatre; Machinal, Girl in the Goldfish Bowl, Brontë, Almost Maine, Coram Boy, Better Living, All Through the Night, The Odyssey, Attempts on Her Life, The Ends of the Earth, American Hurrah: Greystone Theatre. Assistant Director: The Kite Runner: Theatre Calgary and The Citadel Theatre. Select Movement Direction/Coaching Credits include: Departures - Canada 300: Watermark Theatre (Toured to 20 cities in Canada); The Kite Runner: Theatre Calgary and The Citadel Theatre; Walnut Tree, Christmas Carol: Persephone Theatre; Trail of Crumbs: Miscellaneous Theatre Festival. Select Acting Credits include: Edward II, Richard III: The California Shakespeare Festival; Hercules: The National Children's Theatre (Minneapolis); Kindertransport: Invisible Theatre (Tucson) and Centre Stage (Seattle). Playwriting credits include: Departures (Co-writer): Watermark Theatre - Canada 300; Displaced (Co-writer): Ground Cover Theatre. Etc. Natasha is a certified Movement Analyst (Laban/Bartenieff Somatic Studies International) and a certified Somatic Movement Educator in Body-Mind Centering®. Natasha is a graduate of Central School of Speech and Drama - MA in Movement Studies, and Cornish College of the Arts - BFA in Acting.

PAPERS PUBLISHED IN REFEREED JOURNALS:

Martina, N.K. (2019). Displaced – Three Cultures, Three Time Periods, Three Reasons to Flee: Recounting the Devised Creative Process, Playwrights Canada Press, Performing Canadian Frontiers: Theatre and (Im)migration in Canada Volume 10, New Essays on Canadian Theatre, Editor Yana Meerzon.

 Martina, N.K. (2018). Animal Study through the Lens of Body-Mind Centering. Currents Journal of Body-Mind Centering® Association 21 (1): 27-34

 

Publications

Selection of Publications (by Year)

  • Koechl, N, McDonald, Rory & Irwin, Kathleen. "Sighting/Citing/Siting: Crossfiring/Mama Wetotan: Theorizing Practise" Review of Theatre Research in Canada/RTaC, 32.1 2009: 148-151.

Teaching & Supervision

Movement for Actors, Acting, Devised Theatre, Laban Movement Analysis, Body-Mind Centering

Drama 118 (Acting 1)

Drama 119 (Acting II)

Drama 218 (Acting III)

Drama 219 (Acting IV)

Drama 319 (Acting VI)

Drama 419 (Acting VIII)

Drama 336 (Fundamentals of Movement I)

Drama 367 (Fundamentals of Movement II)

Drama 466 (Expressive Movement III)

Drama 467 (Expressive Movement IV)

Research

Body Mind Centering Devised Theatre Laban Movement Analysis Movement for Actors directing