Emma graduated with an MA in Movement (Directing and Teaching) from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2015. Her approach to movement is that of creating a nurturing and supportive environment infused with an energy and commitment to enhancing theatre by utilising movement to its full potential. Emma has experience of working within professional, community and educational environments. Her specialisations are particularly ensemble work, character development and comedic work.
She continues to direct, perform and teach alongside her movement directing and is continually exploring and refining her approaches to all aspects of her work.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Emma has just movement directed a new production of the show with Leaning House Productions. Part professional, part amateur cast, this production was presented in the quad at Oxford University Press' building. The movement element involved exploring how movement reads differently outside than inside, how untrained bodies move (delightfully, especially in the context of the mechanicals!), and choreographing large dances for strange spaces.
"The final dance, like all the movement, choreographed by Emma Webb, sends the audience off uplifted after this cornucopia of theatrical delights: as one should be after a lovely 'Dream'!"
Daily info Oxford review.
Emma will once again join the Human Story Theatre to movement direct their new show Flat 73. Gaye Pool's new show explores the issue of loneliness. Emma will be delving into the ideas of empty space, missing comforts and the physicalisation of loneliness as a concept.
More details of the production here
Light from My Crystal
Emma is delighted to have directed and choreographed a new short film 'Light from my Crystal' with Film Oxford and Danny Smith. Danny is one of Film Oxford's Shadowlight Artists. The film is set in caves and explored cave art, movement and dream states. Rehearsals began in October 2015 and the film was shot in February 2016. The film can be viewed here