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Amir Atsmon

Touch: Boundaries, Consent, Inspiration  


WS 6 - Touch: Boundaries, Consent, Inspiration
Meeting Saturday 02.11.2024  9.45 am


workshop time:

Saturday 10 am - 5 pm

duration 6 hours

Workshop language: easy english

Level: 2

WS 6

Touch: Boundaries, Consent, Inspiration

WS 6

Touch on the improv stage risks falling into two extremes: either talking heads or the discomfort of betraying our or our partner’s boundaries in order to entertain the audience. Feeling safe on stage is a precondition for creativity. When our boundaries are respected, we can react fully, not just defensively. In this workshop, we will explore ways to create sincere, safe and respectful touch, the kind of touch which creates immediate connection, emotion, intimacy, reaction and tension. We will learn how to clearly discover and communicate each other’s boundaries, both verbally and non-verbally and use safe and respectful touch to inspire the body’s natural creativity and create intense moments of connection on stage.

About Amir

Amir has been improvising for over twelve years. He is a co-founder of Lamabati and Momentum, two of Israel’s most artistic and internationally renown improv ensembles, and proud member of Ohana, an exclusive collective of European improvisors. Amir spent the last several years cultivating the improv community in Israel as well as teaching and performing internationally (festivals include: Finland, Barcelona, Sweden, EDFringe, Tallinn, Athens, Vancouver, Copenhagen, Strasbourg and Istanbul). Amir developed the original and acclaimed free-form format “No Edit” as well as the longform format, “Everyday Magic”, an improvised homage to the works of the Israeli author Etgar Keret. In addition his pursuits in improv, he also performs playback theater with Reflected Light, a mixed secular and orthodox group. Amirs outlook and sensitivities as a teacher are enriched by my work as a Drama-therapist. He sees improv as a way of life and a way of living more fully - by being connected to deeper parts of ourselves and creating more profound connections with our partners and our communities.

Amir is also teaching WS11 - ​Short-Form Frankensstein

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