The Body Poetry Workshop

8-Week Evening Sessions

Upcoming Class Schedule

26 October, 2017 — 14 December, 2017

Thursday, 7:00pm — 11:00pm

Programme Details

What is this workshop about?
This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds. We welcome both actors and non-actors with an interest in creating an independent performance piece with poetry, storytelling, theatre and movement techniques.

The Body Poetry course will make poetry with words and in the physical being.
Over eight weeks, students gain a deeper understanding of image-making using text as well as movement.

Metaphor lives in a new way as forms intersect and intention proves paramount. Can poetry still exist without words? What does it mean to embody a poem? Explore these questions with Body Poetry.

The course will culminate in a showcase.

Technical Run
Technical Run – Date: Fri 15 Dec, 7pm-11pm

About the Public Showcase
Date: Sat 16 Dec, 8pm and Sun 17 Dec, 3pm
Location: 89A Desker Road, Singapore 209611

Minimum age for admission is 16 and above.

Do I get a discount?
Please refer to our early bird promotions.

Payment Plans
Payment Plans are available. Email us at


  • Diverse narratives and storytelling methods through time
  • Movement and physical image work
  • Poetry and Intention work
  • Whittling down and exhibiting a concise creation
  • Revision, feedback and editing
  • Rehearsal and live performance practice

About the Instructor

Deborah Emmanuel

Deborah Emmanuel is a Singaporean writer, performer and four-time TEDx speaker. Her work and dialogue has featured at festivals like Makassar International Writers Festival and Queensland Poetry Festival. She has performed on stage and screen with companies like TheatreWorks, Singapore Repertory Theatre and Mediacorp. Her work has toured Asia, Australia and Europe and featured in numerous publications locally and internationally.

Areas of Focus

  • Finding a voice and the tale you want to tell
  • Identifying the purpose and motivation of a creation
  • Using poetry devices and crafting dramatic monologue
  • Understanding and making metaphors in text
  • Moving with honesty and subtlety

Learning Outcomes

  • Multidisciplinary intersection - Gain a more nuanced understanding of what it means to tell a story
  • Confidence in being an artist (as well as performer)
  • Higher confidence in taking creative risks and experimenting
  • Making work with more depth and meaning

Sign up for:

The Body Poetry Workshop / 8-Week Evening Sessions

Registration is closed.