The Moving Voice Laboratory

The Moving Voice Laboratory invites practitioners to explore the entangled relationships of their moving bodies and voices. Through taught content and independent tasks, these sessions curate a thinking and learning environment within which each participant will be invited to experience, observe and reflect upon the layering of choreographed material with text. Some of the questions we dance with include:

How are sounds/words affecting the quality of my movement? How can my movement be used as a tool to empower my voice?

The sessions include movement and voice training, writing, reflecting and independent tasks. With a focus on deep listening, participants are encouraged to delve into their imaginations and creativity.

Founded in 2016, the Moving Voice Laboratory is a space for performers, dancers, actors, musicians and educators to encounter Zoe’s practice and explore the entanglement of movement and voice. Drawing on her ongoing research on somatic practices, contemporary dance, voice coaching/singing, psychophysical actor training and improvisation, Zoe’s holistic practice offers a safe and creative space for participants to experiment with the elements of choreography, sound and language.

With a commitment to highlighting the poetic within the everyday, within these sessions participants are provided with tools which they can use as appropriate in their individual practices, as well as for space within which they are encouraged to step outside of their familiar, transgressing stablished patterns of moving, speaking, singing, imagining, perceiving.

The Moving Voice Laboratory was founded and has been running successfully since 2016 and has ongoing support from the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, and institutions such as Leeds School of Arts and ArtEz (The Netherlands). Since its beginning, it has visited organisations and institutions such as the University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Arts, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Oldham Campus University, DUENDE School of Ensemble Physical Theatre and Animikii Theatre.

An improvisation workshop held by Zoe Katsilerou and Eilon Morris of ICEBERG at the CCA in Glasgow as part of ICEBERG’s Weekend of Improvisation on 13 January 2019 © Chantal Guevara

The training process includes:

-cultivating deep listening

-sounding in relationship to movement

-freeing the voice from physical tensions and blockages

-the movement of sound

– musicality of movement

– training simultaneity of voice and movement

– embodying text

– creating performance material through physical and vocal improvisation

Through play, improvisations, vocal and choreographic techniques which aim towards exploring and freeing the creative process, Zoe encourages the participants to befriend, listen and trust their voices and physicality.

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Past Moving Voice Laboratories


February – March Online Laboratory – Supported by The Makings of the Actor

April – May – Moving Voice Laboratory & Towards Vivencia

February – May 2019

Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) – Glasgow

November 2018

Northern Theatre Laboratory – Animikii Theatre – Manchester

May 2018

Bunbury Banter Theatre Company – Dumfries and Galloway

April 2018

Oldham Campus University – EXIT Festival

February – May 2018

Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) – Glasgow

January 2017 – in collaboration with Eilon Morris

Diagonal Dance School – Greece


University of Glasgow – Theatre Practices and Theatre Studies Master Degrees