We will explore silent improv, from clowning to mime, dancing and physical expression. Explore how movement and momentum can inspire you. No access to words also means one thing: to be as simple as you can.
We are improvisers, storytelling is in our blood, but sometimes we are not sure what our story is about.
In this workshop we will use the opinions of the characters and the soliloquies to discover what´s the content of our scenes. “If you were your character, in that situation, how would you feel?” Honesty and authenticity give credibility to fiction and helps improvisers to focus the theme.
We´ll explore authentic ways of portraying complex characters. A compelling performance needs beauty as well as ugliness, if we only ever see good people on stage, we deny ourselves and the audience to experience the whole spectrum of human existence and the pleasure of emotional release.
What do you seek in a scene, as an audience? All of us will give different answers, but they sum up to two words, personal identification. By using emotions on stage the audience relates to your scenes and character. Feelings are something all humanity has in common. In this workshop you will use your feelings to connect with each other and with the audience, you will challenge your partners and yourself emotionally and finally, make people care!
No lesson plans. Instead, the focus is on pinpointing the individual students’ tendencies. Find out what your strengths are and where you could explore further. Working in a non-stop series of short, quick scenes, you will learn what your patterns are and how to break them through personalized challenges. Maximized stage time guaranteed. Great for beginners who want to develop new skills and for professionals who want to keep fresh.
This improv class will focus on learning realistic mime techniques, improving environmental work, and enriching physical choices for use in solo and scenework. Learn the practical skills to create clear, specific, and engaging mimework and then experience how these tools can invigorate your improv or character work!
The side of the stage is one of the most powerful places to be in improv. If you watch a scene passively, it might die on the stage. But with the right entrance, line, or sound effect, you can make it truly great. Kevin Miller will teach you how to hone your instinct for an offer from the sidelines—know when to join the scene, when to stay off, and how to seamlessly become part of the show.
We are made of molecules. They react to each other, they have no choice. Most of the time, we know what will happen, but sometimes, it’s a surprise!
What if our way of playing would be like that? Without thinking but just doing because we know what we have to do…or not!
In this workshops, we’ll train to do. Just do. Experiment and see what happens, essentially through body movement and emotional reactions. First, we’ll train to react in a predetermined way and have fun with that. And step by step, letting ourselves to be more and more free and surprised!
Like a scientist, expecting anything, from a color change to an explosion!
An in depth workshop focusing on how we use our voices when we improvise. We will do musical improv with a deep focus on tone, projection, timbre and technique. If you have improv experience and some musical improv training this workshop is a good complement and a full vocal workout.
A good improvised story should awaken interest and emotionally touch the audience. For the construction of a good story you need a good foundation: character, space and event. From there, the improvisers work so that the rhythm of the story captivates the viewer and has a very clear ending. In the workshop, we will remember the structure of the classic narrative, the way to use it in improvisation and how it leads us towards the very clear end. Everything has to do with the hero, his goal and the way to achieve it.
This class incorporates elements of clowning, mime, and environmental work and applies them to improv scene work. By freeing up the body, the student will discover new characters, different approaches to creating a relationship onstage, and tools to add variety to their scene work. During the class, the student will be given the opportunity to do both solo and duo work. The class will begin with a group stretch, followed by exercises, and solo/scene work– please wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be prepared to move!