Victoria Maria Moyer

Facilitating Creative Journeys

I’m Victoria.

For now, this page is where I house various bits and pieces of things I do or have done.

Some of my playwriting projects may be found here.

I have frequently worked as an arts educator/facilitator, providing a space for young people as well as adults to explore intersections between presence, nature, movement, language, performance, relationship, and creativity.

I’m certified as a hypnotherapist and, given that the subconscious is essentially the body, I weave into this practice a focus on somatic unfolding processes. My current views of healing are aligned with process-oriented psychology, polyvagal theory, and a mind-body-ecology/space/landscape framework.

Butoh has been a foundational practice and inspiration for me, though I would equally say that practices such as Contemplative Dance and deepening relationship with non-human life informs my movement approach. If you are local to Philadelphia, PA and have a desire to explore Butoh-inspired movement approaches, see flier here and e-mail thephillybutohrhizome@gmail.com to get connected.

In the past year or two I’ve started learning to play harp; I sometimes post improvisational songs here.

Another branch of my work in the world focuses on building symbiotic relationships with nature—the Earth’s biosphere and beyond. So far this takes the shape of foraging, gardening, and integrating arts/nature classes. I am eager to learn more and go deeper.

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…“to put it another way
I would give all metaphors

in return for one word
drawn out of my breast like a rib
for one word
contained within the boundaries
of my skin
but apparently this is not possible
and just to say—I love

I run around like mad
picking up handfuls of birds
and my tenderness
which after all is not made of water
asks the water for a face…”
(Zbigniew Herbert)


To find out more about my creative projects, potential collaborations, or to book a personal or group session, please e-mail me at victoria.maria012 (at) gmail (dot) com. I look forward to meeting you! 

 

TRAINING

Bucknell University, B.A. (English/Writing & Theatre/Directing)

Butoh Dance @ Vangeline Theatre (Vangeline, Katsura Kan, Mari Osanai, Vanessa Skantze, Natalie Cuellar, Moeno Wakamatsu, Eri Chian); @Subbody Resonance School, Dharamsala India; short workshop with Yuko Kaseki in Philadelphia

Spiral Q’s School Residency Training (Parade and Puppetry in Philadelphia)

Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy, Experiential Introduction with Melissa Grace

Physical Theatre@Dell'Arte International

Drama Therapy, workshop in Amman, Jordan with w/ Dr. Fadi Skeiker

Foundations for Trauma-Informed Art-Making, BuildaBridge

Hypnotherapy@IACT, Certification by Kristin Prevallet; Precision Hypnosis@Mark Tyrell

OTHER SKILLS

Yoga, Acroyoga, Voice, Violin, Harp, Sansula, German, Basic Arabic, Curriculum Development, Pedagogy, Childcare, Non-Violent Communication, Outdoor and Gardening skills

SELECTED WORK EXPERIENCES

Eco-Landscaper, Writer/Admin. Asst. @Eating for the Ecosystem, Philadelphia PA

Gardener @ Garden InSites, Philadelphia PA and surrounding areas

Teaching Staff @ Spiral Q, Philadelphia PA

Movies4MentalHealth Facilitator @Art With Impact, Mid-Atlantic Region

Kids and Teens Coordinator @Philly Improv Theater, Philadelphia PA

Guest Theatre Artist @Wild Goose Farm, Lewisburg PA

Theatre Faculty @King's Academy, Madaba, Jordan

Drama Teacher/Director @Manhattan Country School, NYC

Drama Specialist @Hartley House, NYC

Apprentice Theatre Teacher @The Putney School, VT

AWARDS

ScreenCraft 2018 Stage Play Competition, Finalist

The Cadigan Prizes for Emerging Writers, 1st Place Recipient

Glimmer Train June ’14 Fiction Open, Honorable Mention 

The C. Willard Smith Award for creative imagination in Theatre, Bucknell University

 

 

Come you lost Atoms to your Centre draw;

And be the Eternal Mirror that you saw.

     -Farid Ud-Din Attar, The Conference of the Birds

 

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