Introduction to Intimacy Direction
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History of Intimacy: Introduction to the history of intimacy and the founding of the first international intimacy organisation. This session focuses on researched based intimacy for the stage and screen, the impact and aftermath of #metoo and the establishing of the roles of Intimacy Directors and Intimacy Coordinators in the arts industry.
Comprehensive consent and boundaries: - the concept of consensual touch between actors and establishing the difference between permission and consent. This section allows actors to safely discover and recognise their own physical boundaries whilst giving them the tools to communicate these boundaries effectively to their co-actors and directors. "Boundary work" helps the actors to distinguish the difference between being "safe and uncomfortable" vs "dangerous and uncomfortable" and can prepare them to safely push comfort levels.
Introduction to the Pillars of Intimacy: - a method designed and conceptualized by Tonia Sina and is the basis of all Intimacy Directors International's philosophy. These pillars focus on consent, context, communication, choreography and closure of intimate work.
Way forward: During this session we will discuss to how protect the work of intimacy directors and coordinators as well as practical ways to raise the standard of the industry regarding intimacy for the stage and screen.