workshop - A way to B
Ria Marks was educated as a theatre performer at the Amsterdam Theatre School, mime department. After having played with different companies, she joined Orkater, Holland’s most prominent company in the field of Music Theatre. In1997 she created and performed ‘False Waltz’. This highly acclaimed and successful production was played all over the world since it was created without words, putting mime and movement as the expression tools. This triology was made into a movie, nominated for an Emmy Award in 2007 and received the Prix d’Italia and a Rocky Award.
Since the beginning of her career, Ria Marks has alternated between acting and directing. Creating her own performances and directing others in creating their work.
The last ten years she has been directing the productions of Via Berlin, a young Dutch Music & Theatre company. She collaborated with different music ensembles, such as: The Ragazze String Quartet, Slagwerk Den Haag, Cello Octet, Berlage Saxofoon Quartet, Holland Baroque, Carel Kraayenhof Tangomusic
She also gives workshops to communicate her unique vocabulary of creative tools with which drama, music and movement are brought together in a new creative process. Recently, Ria Marks was invited to give lectures and workshops in Seoel, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Rio de Janeiro, Reykjavik.