IMPROV SCHOOL

Levels

When you decide to get deeper into improvising after a taster weekend, you can start as a Beginner and continue as an Advanced. We recommend two Beginner's and two Advanced classes before moving on to the Stage Class. But ultimately, its your decision for how long you want to participate in each level. Please notice, that you can attend Stage Class only once. If you want to continue improvising after Stage Class the Impro4ever-Classes with different improv topics are open to you. At the Impro Sessions you have the chance to perform in front of the audience. Maybe you also find companions at the workshops to find your own improv ensemble ... If you are already playing in an improv group but still want to improve your skills, just take part in our Performer Classes.

No matter what level you are improvising in, we look forward to you and wish you a lot of joy, fun and courage!

Improv is good for your heart, risible muscle and all senses. It sharpens your perception and respect. It is about playing, following, leading, letting go and fooling around. Improv gives energy, makes you feel good and it makes you smart.

Taster Weekends

Class description

Curious to see what improv's all about? Try it! If you want, you can continue with a beginner's class afterwards.

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Beginners

Class description

After participating in a Taster Weekend (required), you're learning the basic skills of good improvisation. Each instructor defines those a little different, but we all agree that different ideas are the salt in the improv-soup. Playfulness, courage and attentiveness are the most important ingredients. We recommend two consecutive classes in the beginner's level, before you move forward to the next level. Because practice makes perfect.

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Beginners / Advanced

Class description

These mixed courses are for both absolute beginners and experienced students. After all, it’s all about playing with each other!
If this is your first time improvising, let the buffs pull you along and show you the ropes. As for all you experienced players - you’ll benefit from remembering the basics of improv, and the ‘newbies' might even breathe some new life into your performance! Have fun!

01.11. - 28.02.2018 English Evening class Beginners / Advanced Wednesday with Inbal and Lee
with Inbal and Lee
two classes in a row
Wednesday, 01.11.2017 - 20.12.2017 and 10.01.2018 - 28.02.2018
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 338,00
sign in until October 22nd 2017
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

Required is participation of a Taster Weekend in advance

These mixed courses are for both absolute beginners and experienced students. After all, it’s all about playing with each other!
If this is your first time improvising, let the buffs pull you along and show you the ropes. As for all you experienced players - you’ll benefit from remembering the basics of improv, and the ‘newbies' might even breathe some new life into your performance! Have fun!

Advanced

Class Description

You understood the improv-basics, laughed a lot and sometimes quarreled with yourself. You are now standing at the threshold to the next step. And that is continuous rehearsing. In some (marked) courses of this level there is an improv musician teaching every now and then, that you can learn how music guides you through a scene. Practice in this level as long as you need to feel ready for Stage Class.

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Stage Class

Class description

On the (second to) last workshop day the whole class plays a show at the Ratibor Theater supported by their instructor. That's why in class you intensively practise acting and editing techniques, communication with the audience, and how you can support the other performers from off-stage. After the show there will be a final feedback meeting. And then you are ready for the next level: Impro4ever.

Dear enthusiastic and experienced improv student: If you have already participated at Stage Class once, we kindly ask you to attend a course at Impro4ever level. You may also register to a Impro-Session-Show. Unfortunately wo only have limited capacities at this level, but want to give everyone the opportunity to go on stage for the first time. To provide a good learning atmosphere we only book this course with 12 students. Thank you very much for your understanding. You may e-mail Carola until 12 days before the next Stage Class begins to sign up on a waiting list. If there did not register enough students until then, we fill up the remaining spots until 10 days before the course starts.

 

05.09. - 19.12.2017 English Long Evening Stage Class Tuesday with Inbal, Lee and Sonja
with Inbal, Lee and Sonja
Tuesday, 05.09.2017 – 19.12.2017 (without 03.10. + 31.10.) + Saturday, 21.10.2017 (10 am to 3 pm)
Tuesdays, 7:30 pm – 10 pm
Final Show: Tuesday, 19.12.2017, 7:30 pm at Ratibor Theater (one half of the evening)
EUR 338,00
sign in until 25.08.2017
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

Please notice, that you can attend Stage Class only once. For more details please read the course description. Thank you!

Impro4ever

Class description

The motto for this level is: do what interests you, what takes you further and makes you happy. Acting, dramaturgy, long form ... Here you can dive deeper into improv. Either you take long term classes over a few months or short courses on a special topic every once in a while. In some (marked) courses there will not always be an instructor around, because improv also is self-organisation. If you want to play: Impro-Sessions are open to all students of this level. The stage at Ratibor Theater is yours for this night. Enjoy!

 

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Performer

Class description

You have been playing in an improv-group for at least two years, making continuous stage-experience outside of the improv school.
Now make yourself and your partners on stage the present of further professional training. After all, it`s more fun to play with someone, who is inspiring, precise and daring. If you feel that you could expand your limits, that it would be good to have a professional take a look at your improv skills and give you hints for your next steps, come on over: get new input and inspiration, enjoy to be the inspiration for others - welcome to the performer class!

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

Info

New courses start in January, March, May, after summer break and in October/November.
 
The following conditions apply for our courses.
The application conditions for festival courses and workshop trips you will find in the according description.
 
Vouchers for workshops you get here.
 
The current workshop dates are here available as download.