Poetic Body — Workshop with Andy Ng Wai-shek

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Connecting Instinct and Expression Through the Breath

An actor’s emotions and expressions lie at the core of performance, and they are interdependent. Expression relies on the actions and reactions of the physical body and its emotional state, one feeding off the other in a continuous loop - unless suppressed. Often, one tends to forget the truest feeling of simply “being”, in pursuit of “effect” in performance. Expression can be constrained or manipulated by ego, which limits the full truth of a response.

In this workshop, Andy will guide participants to open new pathways that allow instincts to rise to the surface. Poetic Body is not only a skills training workshop, it is also an opportunity for participants to return to self, connect with pure sensation and experience the expression of the free body. By understanding the nexus of breath and action, participants are guided to rediscover performance anew and reconnect with its core foundation.



  • Date: 3 & 10 Jun, Sat
  • Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
  • Venue: Intercultural Theatre Institute, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120

Price: $65

20% discount for groups of two or more
20% discount for Students / Full-time National Servicemen (Present verification upon entrance)



  • Open to all levels
  • Minimum age of 17
  • Attendance for both sessions
  • Comfortable clothing for movement

About the Instructor

Andy Ng Wai-shek (吳偉碩) is an acclaimed actor, director, critic, playwright and educator. Before joining the faculty of ITI, Andy was the Programme Deviser & Acting Teacher at the Acting Research Centre in Hong Kong from 2013 to 2021. He also taught at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Tang Shu-wing Drama Workshop, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity and the Psycho-physical Acting Training Programme by Blank Space Studio.

As a performer, Andy was lauded for his role in Tang Shu-wing's productions of Titus Andronicus (World Shakespeare Festival 2012) and Macbeth that premiered at Shakespeare’s Globe before touring around Europe and East Asia. He was awarded Director of the Year at the 2019 International Association of Theatre Critics (IATC) (Hong Kong) Critics Awards.

His critiques have been published in City MagazineHong Kong Economic JournalMing Pao and Sing Tao Daily. He also served as Chairperson for IATC (Hong Kong) from 2007 to 2008.

Andy is a graduate of the pioneer cohort of ITI (then known as TTRP) and also holds a Master of Arts in East/West Theatre Studies from Middlesex University.


Terms & Conditions

Refund Policy

If a registered participant chooses to withdraw from the workshop, the following will apply:

  • Regardless of when notice is received, the participant has the option to find another person to take their place in the workshop; no refund will be made.
  • If this is not feasible, then the participant is entitled to a 50% refund, provided notice is received more than 14 days from the starting date of the workshop.
  • If notice is received 14 days or less from the starting date of the workshop, no refund will be made.

Minimum Registration

In order for a workshop to be held, we require a minimum of five registered participants. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop if we do not get the minimum registration needed. In the rare event that we need to cancel a workshop for which you are registered, you will receive a full refund of the fees paid.

Additional Attendees and Observations

Additional attendees (e.g. friends, spouses, parents) and observers can only attend as registered participants of this workshop, and are required to pay the full fee.

Health and Physical Consideration

Our workshops can be moderately physically demanding. If you currently have, or have had in the past, any impairing physical conditions or are taking required medications that might affect your ability to participate in any particular workshop, please consult us before you register. Other than any condition brought to our notice in writing, you warrant that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to undergo the training and activities in this workshop, and will indemnify us in relation to any expense, loss or damage caused by breach of warranty.




3 - 10 Jun 2023


9:30 AM – 1:30 PM


Intercultural Theatre Institute



  • 20% discount for groups of two or more
  • 20% discount for Students / Full-time National Servicemen (Present verification upon entrance)

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