ADVANCED LEVEL WORKSHOPS
These workshops can be taken by improvisers with 4+ years experience, who rehearse and perform regularly
Character Arc in a Longform
When improvising longforms, we often focus much of our attention on the plot, trying to create the story from without. Another way of telling a story is from within, by following character arcs: What is happening to the character? What are their choices, actions, highs and lows, strengths and flaws? Stories told from the perspective of the character arc have a strong internal driving force and shine a light on human nature, in all its splendour and imperfection. For us as improvisers, this is both a great challenge and an exhilarating ride.
In this workshop, we will learn how to create compelling character arcs that will move and surprise our audiences, empower us to dare into stronger and more interesting characters and choices and leave everyone asking for more.
Duration: 6 hours Times: Thursday & Friday Mornings Participants: 14 Price: 76€
Short Form Musical
An in depth workshop about getting stories across to create emotional and dynamic play. We'll study the difference between styles and work on structures and "harder" musical games as well.
Duration: 5 hours Times: Saturday All Day Participants: 12 Price: 65€
* This workshop culminates in mixer team performance
Spirited Away: An Improvised Miyazaki
The human world can be a dark place. It can also be simple and uplifting. In fact, nothing is ever black or white. We go through everyday life looking for moments of magic. What if we switch it, and look for everyday moments in a magical world?
This workshop is about bringing you to a place where nothing is normal. Where everything is normal. Where the weirdest and most magical creature can just be a girl, and where the spirit of the forest can just be a boy. A story where magic is real and reality is magic. This poetic, sensitive and full of emotions place is Miyazaki’s kingdom. We’ll learn how to build Miyazaki's stories with heroes who care: about the world, about nature, about the human part of us, about our soul. The best way to understand what it means to be human, is to not be one.
Duration: 5 hours Times: Friday all day Participants: 12 Price: 65€
The Power of a Silent Line
"Bla bla bla, bla bla bla." That's what a scene too often looks like. As improvisers, we often fear the silence because we think that nothing is happening anymore. That's not true! Many times silence is the best line we can say! More than 70% of communication goes through our body and our behaviour. Isn't it proof that words can be useless? Our actions, our looks, and our emotions tell so much. Don't panic, we'll talk in this workshop! But we'll also learn to answer with silence. A living silence means much more than a verbal line..
Duration: 3 hours Times: Thursday Morning Participants: 12 Price: 43€