Improv school

IMPROV SCHOOL

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.

Summer party on 16 June, 3:30 pm at the Ratibor
Play and eat
Come around! We're looking forward to you!

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!

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.

25.04. + 26.04.2020 English Taster weekend April with Inbal
with Inbal
Saturday + Sunday, 25. + 26.04.2020
13:00 – 17:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until April 15th 2020
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 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.

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!

04.03. - 29.04.2020 English Evening Class Wednesday Beginners / Advanced with Lee
with Lee
Wednesday, 04.03.2020 - 29.04.2020 (without 01.04. and 15.04.2020)
on March 18th our festival participant Ashawnti Ford will teach as a guest teacher
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until February 23rd
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Required is participation of a Taster Weekend in advance

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.

16.03. - 22.03.2020 IMPRO 2020 - BIF week Six Pack
with Tess Degenstein (CAN), Lee White (CAN), Sara Šoukal (SLO), Björn Harras (GER), Lád’a Karda (CZE) and Keng-Sam Chane Chick Té (Reunion Island)

The BIF programme at IMPRO 2020 brings together improvisers from all over the globe to gather new impulses and impressions, to improve and establish contacts. Next to the workshops the supporting programme offers various opportunities to experiment, find new approaches, network and most of all have a joyful time. The price also includes tickets to all festival shows.
More information about the workshop and the entire programme

Start:
Mon, 16 March 2020 at 17.00 (Opening Meeting)

Workshops:
Tue, 17 March 2020, 15:30 to 19:00
Wed, 18 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Thu, 19 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Fri, 20 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Sat, 21 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Sun, 22 March 2020, 11:30 to 15:00

Ends:
Sun, 22 March 2020 at 19:00 (Open Stage)

Locations:
- - Ratibortheater, Cuvrystraße 20a

Price: 369,- Euro

Participants: 12 max.
Level: 1 year+

For any question please contact Juš: jus@improfestival.de

Stage Class

Class description

On the 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. 

16.03. - 22.03.2020 IMPRO 2020 - BIF week Intensive
Kayla Lorette (CAN), Gilly Alfeo (GER) and Billy Kissa (GRE): Character work
The BIF programme at IMPRO 2020 brings together improvisers from all over the globe to gather new impulses and impressions, to improve and establish contacts. Next to the workshops the supporting programme offers various opportunities to experiment, find new approaches, network and most of all have a joyful time. The price also includes tickets to all festival shows.
More information about the workshop and the entire programme

Start:
Mon, 16 March 2020 at 17.00 (Opening Meeting)

Workshops:
Tue, 17 March 2020, 15:30 to 19:00
Wed, 18 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Thu, 19 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Fri, 20 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Sat, 21 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Sun, 22 March 2020, 11:30 to 15:00

End:
Sun, 22 March 2020 at 19:00 (Open Stage)

Locations:
- Studio Puls Berlin, Möckernstrasse 111 (17 to 19 March)
- Jugendkulturzentrum Pumpe, Lützowstrasse 42 (20 to 22 March)

Price: 369,- Euro

Lunch:
There is the possibility for participants to have simple lunch at the workshop location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the additional cost of 20 Euro – please choose the option in the registration form.

Participants: 12 max.
Level: 3 years+

For any question please contact Juš: jus@improfestival.de

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!

 

04.03. - 29.04.2020 English Evening Class Impro4ever Wednesday "Extreme Characters" with Inbal
with Inbal
Wednesday, 04.03.2020 - 29.04.2020 (without 01.04. and 15.04.2020)
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until February 23rd 2020
Location: Popelbühne, Dunckerstr. 16, 10437 Berlin

Extreme Characters

Have you ever wondered why most of us play “normal” or “neutral” characters most of the time? Do you have the urge to play characters which are bigger than life and /or are very different from you? Are you struggling with playing this kind of characters in a believable why?

From my experience, when improvisers make the choice of playing an extreme character on stage, two main things happen:

1. They struggle between playing that character consistently and believably while keeping the scene going.
2. The scene will usually evolve around them and how “extreme” they are. This is why in this 8 session course, I would like you to develop the ability to play those character in a believable and focused way AND use these character to tell beautiful stories in various contexts and situations.

16.03. - 22.03.2020 IMPRO 2020 - BIF week Masterclass
Daniel Orrantia (COL): The body is a vehicle
The BIF programme at IMPRO 2020 brings together improvisers from all over the globe to gather new impulses and impressions, to improve and establish contacts. Next to the workshops the supporting programme offers various opportunities to experiment, find new approaches, network and most of all have a joyful time. The price also includes tickets to all festival shows.
More information about the workshop and the entire programme

Start:
Mon, 16 March 2020 at 17.00 (Opening Meeting)

Workshops:
Wed, 18 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Thu, 19 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Fri, 20 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Sat, 21 March 2020, 11:00 to 14:30
Sun, 22 March 2020, 11:30 to 15:00

Ends:
Sun, 22 March 2020 at 19:00 (Open Stage)

Locations:
- Studio Puls Berlin, Möckernstrasse 111 (17-19 March)
- Jugendkulturzentrum Pumpe, Lützowstrasse 42 (20-22 March)

Price: 319 Eur

Lunch:
There is the possibility for participants to have simple lunch at the workshop location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the additional cost of 20 Euro – please choose the option in the registration form.

Participants: 12 max.
Level: 5 years+

For any question please contact Juš: jus@improfestival.de

19.03. - 22.03.2020 IMPRO 2020 - BIF days
John Gebretatose (USA): Hard topics
The BIF programme at IMPRO 2020 brings together improvisers from all over the globe to gather new impulses and impressions, to improve and establish contacts. Next to the workshops the supporting programme offers various opportunities to experiment, find new approaches, network and most of all have a joyful time. The price also includes tickets to all festival shows.
More information about the workshop and the entire programme

Start:
Thu, 19 March 2020 at 16.00 (Opening Meeting)

Workshops:
Fri, 20 March 2020, 10.30 - 14.30
Sat, 21 March 2020, 10.30 - 14.30
Sun, 22 March 2020, 12.00 - 15.00

End:
Sun, 22 March 2020 at 19.00 (open stage)

Price: 249,- Eur

Lunch:
There is the possibility for participants to have simple lunch at the workshop location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the additional cost of 20 Euro – please choose the option in the registration form.

Participants: 10 max.
Level: 3 years+

For any question please contact Juš: jus@improfestival.de

20.04. + 23.04.2020 English Impro-Session Show, Thursday, 23.04.2020 + rehearsal Monday, 20.04.2020 with Inbal
At the Impro Session there is the new rule, which means from now on: No Impro Session without rehearsal!
In other words, anyone who registers for the show MUST also be able to do the rehearsal day. The rehearsal will be conducted by one of us, the same person who will also be present at the show, who can – this is also new – give short side coachings during the show. But it remains your show, you still determine yourself what you want to play.
Otherwise everything stays the same: Anyone who is currently taking one of the Impro4ever courses can join the Impro Session. Once you have signed up, you receive an e-mail 10 days before the show, that provides you with all the names and e-mail-addresses of your fellow performers. So you can get in contact with each other to start the preparations for the show. And then you meet at Ratibor Theater (that opens the door at 6 p.m.). You discuss what you want to do, and off you go... One of us will be around (if there are any questions and afterwards for feedback). And we also provide the musician for you, and the Ratibor, plus light and sound. You only have to perform yourselves!

Entry for the session is 5,00 Euro.
Please let all of your friends know. It's easier to play in front of a full house!
Have fun! A lot of courage! We know you can do that!

8 participants maximum

Impro-session rehearsal: Monday, April 20th, 2020 from 7.30pm to 10pm
Impro session show: Thursday, April 23, 2020, 7.30 p.m. in Ratibor, meeting 6 p.m. (Inbal and Norbert, music)

€ 35, - (not payable in installments)
Registration deadline April 10th, 2020

Performer

Class description

You have been playing in an improv-group for at least two years, getting continuous stage-experience outside of the improv school.
Now make yourself and your partners on stage the gift 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

Actors

Class Description

For professional actors.
Being able to improvise well is a part of the acting profession. It opens up vast playing opportunities and relaxes your portrayals. Your colleagues will enjoy performing with you more, because you actually notice what they are playing and are reacting to it. In the long run, this does not only make them happier, but especially yourself.

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.
 

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