consent & communication at work

in short

We should all be, and feel, safe at work. After #MeToo it’s impossible to ignore the fact that people working in the arts, including opera, haven’t always worked in the safe environment they deserve. That must change, and we’d like to be a part of that change. Which is why we’ve partnered with Houselights and Intimacy Directors International UK to offer a training day for onstage performers in opera. 

11am-6pm, Sunday 24 February 2019

Paines Plough HQ, London


Intimacy workshop for opera singers

Creating intimate moments are part of the heart and soul of opera: from embraces, kisses, enticement to sexual images and close proximity. But what is "consensual creativity" and how do we get there safely? We will discuss and practically explore how to use intimacy tools to create safe, consented visual moments.  

SHINING A LIGHT ON sexual harassment IN OPERA

Let’s talk about the multitude of ways harassment manifests in our industry. Let’s plan for change. With the support of theatres, unions and other organisations, Houselights workshops let performers know about the different harassment policies in theatres and companies that they will likely work with in their careers.

plus industry panel and networking