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Amaia Mugica

Senior Lecturer (Movement)

Amaia Mugica is a director, movement director, somatic movement educator and performer with expertise in physical theatre, movement for actors and devising.

With a passion for exploring the human experiences from an embodied perspective, she approaches her work from and with the body. Her artistic vision is grounded in intersectionality, ethnography, biography, and a deep exploration of audible minorities, migrants and women’s experiences within the performing arts.

Amaia has a diverse educational background, including an MA in Movement: Directing and Teaching from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (UK). She has studies in Dance-Movement therapy, allowing her to bring a person-centred approach in her artistic practice. Besides, her audio-visual and performing arts technology degree enables her to create innovative works that seamlessly blend theatre, movement-based techniques, and moving image. Keen on exploring the intersection between theatre and documentary. Her current research interests lie in females within physical theatre, somatic actor training methodologies, the embodiment of languages and accents, and the horror genre in theatre. Her innovative practice remains at the forefront of devised, interdisciplinary theatre-making. Currently, she is a Professional Doctorate student.

Amaia's work has been seen in various renowned settings, ranging from artistic organizations and educational institutions to community-based projects in the UK and internationally, in countries such as Spain, the UK, Australia, Mexico, Germany, and the USA. She has presented her work in a variety of conferences such as IFTR (International Federation of Theatre Research) and BMCA (Body Mind Centering Association) to name a few.