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.

06.05. + 07.05.2017 English Taster weekend May with Lee
with Lee
Saturday + Sunday, 06. + 07.05.2017
13:00 – 17:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until April 26th 2017
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

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

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.

24.05. - 19.07.2017 English Evening class Beginners Wednesday with Inbal and Lee
with Inbal and Lee
Wednesday, 24.05.2017 - 19.07.2017 (without 07.06.2017)
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until May 14th 2017
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

Required is participation of a Taster Weekend in advance

You're learning the basic skills for 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.

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.

23.05. - 18.07.2017 English Evening class Advanced Tuesday without music with Inbal
with Inbal
Tuesday, 23.05.2017 - 18.07.2017 (without 06.06.2017)
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until May 13th 2017
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

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.

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 Evening Stage Class Tuesday with Inbal+Lee
with Inbal and Lee

Tuesday, Sep 5 to Dec 19 (without Oct 3+31) + Oct 21 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Show: Tuesday, Dec 19, 7:30 p.m. at Ratibor Theater
EUR 338,00
sign in until Aug 25, 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!

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!

25.05. - 28.05.2017 Ignore me! Long-Form-Impro with Jacob Banigan
Thu, 25.05.2017 - Sun, 28.05.2017
Thu 16:00 - 20:00 Uhr
Fri + Sat 11:00 - 17:00 Uhr
Sun 10:00 - 14:00 Uhr
EUR 245,00
Sign in until 15.05.2017
Location: Familien-& Nachbarschaftszentrum Wrangelkiez, Cuvrystr. 13/14, 10997 Berlin

Ignore me! Long-Form-Impro with Jacob Banigan
The Improver on stage is a Triad: simultaneously the Actor, Writer and Director. The Scene on stage is both Process and Product; created and complete at once. To make all of these aspects work in harmony, the Improviser actually must disappear. The setting and character must become more real than the actual stage and performer. Our ego got us to the stage, but is then stashed away, so that the truth of the scene emerges.
To tell one grand story with a group of people is a unique challenge. Notice the moment, consider the scene, and see how they all fit into the cohesive whole. Long Form can be freeing for improvisers who feel the “pressure” of Short Form, and those who enjoy genre work.

teaching language: English
playing language: German

Jacob Banigan is a practicing philosopher of improv, with a 27 year long love affair with the art. He was Artistic Director of Canada’s Rapid Fire Theatre for ten years. He now works in Graz, Austria with Theater im Bahnhof, in Vienna with English Lovers, and everywhere with Rocket Sugar Factory.

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.