MASTERCLASS

MASTERCLASS- Rama Nicholas - Truth, emotion and reaction (englisch)
DONNERSTAG 11 - 14 Uhr  
SAMSTAG 11 - 14 Uhr 
SONNTAG 11 - 14 Uhr

In this masterclass workshop, we will explore stories using truth, emotion and reaction through specialised exercises and grounded, naturalistic scene-work. Working with these themes, we can explore our own personal, dynamic emotional range as improvisers and performers.
We will also be exploring truth through our own personal stories finding connection, trust and shared experience within the group.
There will be an emphasis on slowing down, building trust, really connecting with and listening to your scene partner. Reacting not only to verbal offers but understanding body language and physical offers.
I will help guide the group by directing scenes and giving feedback to help collectively understand what the story needs. We will explore and create juicy, dynamic stories and support each other to make the boldest choices possible. Whether our scene-work is serious or comedic, our aim will be to truly inspire each other and our audience.

For experienced improvisers only - and you´ll stay in the same group for all three dates!

INTENSIVE

INTENSIVE - "Improv in the style of..." with Nils Petter Mørland, Thomas Jäkel, Rebecca MacMillan and Mike Rock
MITTWOCH / DONNERSTAG / SAMSTAG / SONNTAG jeweils 19:15 - 21:1 Uhr (englisch) 

Over four evenings you will get a glimpse of different theatrical styles presented by improvisers  the author’s home country. The works of Henrik Ibsen, Bertolt Brecht, William Shakespeare and Tennessee Williams all have a distinct style that is valued around the globe to this day. Whether you want to start a journey of improvising plays in one of these styles, take ideas for your scenework or learn how to approach style in general, this intensive is for you. 
You will stay with the same group for all four workshops and get a chance to connect after class if you feel like it.

Wednesday 7:15-9:15 PM - Nils Petter Mørland, Oslo about Ibsen:
“Simply because he writes really really good. Elegant plotting, well made characters and great tension and drama to the very end. Ibsen might teach us how to improvise well in general, not just how to generally improvise Ibsen well.”


Thursday 7:15-9:15 PM - Thomas Jäkel, Berlin:
“With the development of the Epic Theater, which brought the V-effect to the stage, he changed the viewing habits of his time. In this workshop, we will explore the basic idea of Epic Theater and learn about stylistic devices Brecht used in his productions to improvise scenes on stage that he would have enjoyed.”


Saturday 7:15-9:15 PM - Rebecca MacMillan, Stroud (UK) about improvising Shakespeare:
“Surely you can't just 'make up' Shakespeare? You absolutely can and it's beautiful and hilarious in equal measure. Join us to have a taste of achieving the impossible! Using a range of techniques and games, and a touch of parody.”


Sunday 7:15-9:15 PM - Mike Rock, Los Angeles:
“Tennessee Williams wrote about good & evil, love, lust, lies, dignity, loneliness, desperation, cruelty, and self-destruction. Williams characters tear each other down, improvisers build each other up: We'll build up by tearing down. We need to provoke desperation in one another.”


NO PREVIOUS KNOWLEDGE OF THE AUTHORS NECESSARY

WORKSHOP

WS01 - Chechi Savoia - 5 small tools,5 big changes
FREITAG 18 - 20:30 Uhr (englisch) 

Sometimes in a scene we need a change to be generated, sometimes we don't know how to start a scene, sometimes we don't trust our ideas. You don't need to think, you need to do....
- Emotions
- Body
- Time jumps
- Speed and size
- Music/sounds
Sounds super easy? Yeah, maybe. Let´s try out!

Workshop

WS 02 - Amir Atsmon - The seven Sins of group storytelling

FREITAG 18 - 20:30 Uhr (englisch)

 

Once upon a time there was a group of people who tried telling a story together and then the murders began and the aliens attacked and the elephant ran for president!

Why do our stories or scenes end up a frightful mess? Because group storytelling is a challenge that is made even harder and more complicated by seven narratively-deadly sins that we all commit. Whether you are working on narrative longform or just wanting to make better sense of shared creation in your scenework, this workshop is here to free you of seven nasty habits that are holding us back.

WORKSHOP

WS 03 - Stephanie Rae - Build your own midform
FREITAG 18 - 20:30 Uhr (englisch)

Mid-form needs you! In the space between short-form and long-form, mid-form improv is the perfect place for creating mini-narratives. We’ll discuss the essentials of plot structure and techniques for editing and transitions. Then, after identifying the types of narratives you each enjoy, you and your partner(s) will create a unique format for a ten-minute, improvised show. You might stick to the rules of ‘classic improv,’ or you might use props, costumes, and music. The possibilities are endless!

Students will learn:
The basic elements of popular long and short form pieces
Creative scene editing
How to build a midform

WORKSHOP

WS 04 - Gabi Deeg - Improszene, Bühnenlich, sind für kleine Kinder nicht? Pustekuchen!
FREITAG 18 - 20:30 Uhr (deutsch)

Du bist auf der Suche nach maximalem Spaß und einer neuen Herausforderung? Bring Kindern Improspielen bei! Du tust das bereits und bist auf der Suche nach neuen Spielen und Szenenübungen? Auch dann bist du in diesem Workshop richtig!
Ich erzähle dir, was dich erwartet und wie du die Fallen umgehst – und ich gebe dir Tools an die Hand, mit denen du Kinder online oder in Präsenz mit auf Abenteuer nehmen kannst! Oder besser noch: dich von ihnen mitnehmen lässt!

WORKSHOP

WS05 - Jens Wienand - Achtsamkeit trifft Impro

FREITAG 18 - 20:30 Uhr (deutsch)

Das letzte Jahr hat uns alle herausgefordert, nicht nur beruflich und finanziell, sondern auch psychisch und emotional.
Und obwohl Impro-SpielerInnen besser mit dem „Unbekannten“ umgehen sollten, helfen Impro-Techniken und Know How alleine nicht helfen.
In diesem Workshop schauen wir uns einfache Übungen an, um gemeinsam zu einem gesunden und positiven Ort zu gelangen.
Es geht nicht um Games, Spontanität und Strukturen, die das Publikum unterhalten. Diesmal gehts um uns. Mit Spass, Achtsamkeit und viel Liebe für das Hier und Jetzt.
Jens Wienand ist Improspieler aus Leidenschaft und seit kurzem auch Trainer für Methoden aus den Bereichen Achtsamkeit, Persönliche Weiterentwicklung und Tantra.

WORKSHOP

WS06 - Markus Sedelmaier- SChnittmenge: Clown!


FREITAG 18 - 20:30 Uhr (deutsch)
 

Wo liegen wesentliche Gemeinsamkeiten sowie gravierende Unterschiede von Clowning und Impro?
Wieviel deiner clownesken Seiten verträgt die Bühne und wo bereichert sie dich?
Was und wieviel können / wollen wir davon zeigen?
Und was besser nicht?
Diesen und weiteren Fragen gehen wir auf den Grund und spielen mit der Einzigartigkeit deines Clowns.