You-Ri has been teaching and leading workshops in the U.K., Europe and Japan for many years. In the UK she teaches at acting schools such as LAMDA and leads workshops for both professionals and non-professionals in many diverse fields.
Her focus is always to connect mind, body and voice in order to free our ‘Inner Voice.’
You-Ri’s exercises use the five senses and voice intensively, adopting both oriental and occidental theatrical trainings, approach and philosophies.
We receive stimuli from the outside world not only through our five senses but also through our ‘sixth sense’. ‘Something’ is continuously happening within our body and mind. This ‘something’ can be our emotional life, our feeling or perhaps another aspect that cannot easily be defined. It might be a word, physical movement, a facial expression or nuance.
When the central core is connected, the mind, body and voice connect truthfully and simply, we can then express our ‘Inner Voice’.
As an actor/performer and even in everyday life, in order to perform and express ourselves truthfully, simply and authentically, we need to have everything working in unison in order to embark on the journey.
You-Ri has also recently started leading workshops entitled, Freeing the Inner Voice - Body and Expression. This is a workshop designed for marginalized groups as well as professional performers.
TEACHING / WORKSHOPS INCLUDE
LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) “Movement/Acting” – Movement/Acting Teacher / John Baxter (Head of the Movement)
NATIONAL DRAMA STUDIO “Summer Course” - Senior Acting Teacher / Keiko Miyata /New National Theatre Tokyo, Drama Studio
NATIONAL DRAMA STUDIO “Body and Acting” - Senior Acting Teacher / Keiko Miyata /New National Theatre Tokyo
NATIONAL DRAMA STUDIO "Scene Study" The Crucible / New National Theatre Tokyo, Drama Studio
EAST 15 ACTING SCHOOL World Performance Course - Directing / "A Midsummer Night's Dream" "Richard III"
SOPHIA UNIVERSITY (Jochi University) TOKYO “Performing in English – Body and Expression” - Communication Teacher
SOPHIA UNIVERSITY (Jochi University) TOKYO “English Presentation Skills through Acting Training” - Communication Teacher
SOPHIA UNIVERSITY (Jochi University) TOKYO "English Public Speaking through Acting Training" - Communication Teacher
HAMLET - Workshop Leader / MAP Consortium / Barbican Theatre
EVERYMAN-AN IMMORALITY PLAY - Movement Coach / Sandy Maberley Theatre Mélange / Riverside Studios
THEATRE WORKSHOP - Workshop Leader / Theatre Mélange
KABUKI MOVEMENT - Movement Coach / Yellow Earth Theatre
KABUKI MOVEMENT - Movement Coach / Theatre Museum, London
JAPANESE MOVEMENT WORKSHOP - Workshop Leader / Playback Theatre, London
FOR PRO JAPANESE ACTORS “Freeing the Inner Voice – Body and Expression”- Workshop Leader / Tatsuya Ito / Gorch Brothers
FOR PRO JAPANESE ACTORS - Workshop Leader / Mina Ikeuchi / Right Size
ACTING WORKSHOP - Workshop Leader / Tokyo Visual Arts College
FOR ACTING TEACHERS - Workshop Leader/ Megumi Kawaminami / Network Unit Duo
FOR LAWYERS - Workshop Leader / Yokohama Lawyers Association
FOR TSUNAMI SURVIVORS - Workshop Leader / At the shelter
FOR CHILDEREN LIVING IN TEMPORARY ACCOMODATIN AFTER THE TSUNAMI – Workshop Leader / Stricken area of Fukushima
OPEN WORKSHOP FOR OVER 18 YEARS OLD “Freeing the Inner Voice – Body and Expression”- Workshop Leader / Studio KAIKA, Kyoto, Japan
OPEN WORKSHOP FOR OVER 18 YEARS OLD “Freeing the Inner Voice – Body and Expression”- Workshop Leader / SagamihaLABO, Japan
LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)
Ecole Philippe Gaulier (Le Coq technique)
Traditional Japanese dance (Nihon Buyo and Kabuki dance)
Butoh (avant-garde Japanese movement performance) with Kazuo Ohno, Yoshito Ohno, Toru Iwashita (Sankaijuku), Carlotta Ikeda, Atsushi Takenouchi
MA in Directing, Drama Department at Royal Holloway University of London
BA in Politics, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Babel University Professional School of Translation