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.

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.

15.06. + 16.06.2019 English Taster weekend June with Lee
with Lee
Saturday + Sunday, 15. + 16.06.2019
11 am – 3 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until June 5th 2019
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

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.

02.05. - 27.06.2019 English Evening Class Thursday Beginners with Inbal and Paula
with Inbal and Paula
Thursday, 02.05.2019 - 27.06.2019 (without 30.05.2019)
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until April 22nd 2019
Location: Familien-& Nachbarschaftszentrum Wrangelkiez, Cuvrystr. 13/14, 10997 Berlin

Required is participation of a Taster Weekend in advance

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!

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

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.

30.04. - 18.06.2019 English Evening Class Tuesday Advanced with Lee
with Lee
Tuesday, 30.04.2019 - 18.06.2019
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until April 20th
Location: Etage, Ritterstraße 12, 10969 Berlin

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. 

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

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, 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.

30.04. - 18.06.2019 Deutsch + English Basic training class for stage and film Tuesdays with Inbal and Björn
with Inbal and Björn
Tuesday, 30.04.2019 - 18.06.2019
16.00 - 18.30 Uhr
€ 149,-
sign in until 20.04.2019
location: Ratibor Theater (Cuvrystr. 20A, 10997 Berlin)

Improvisation wird immer wichtiger in unserer Arbeit als Schauspieler. Immer öfter wird verlangt, auf Grundlage der Figur zu improvisieren.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTFQBHBeleE
In unserem Kurs vermitteln wir Dir alle Basics, um entspannt aus einer Figur heraus improvisieren zu können.
Learn how not to sensor your own creativity and the creativity of the partner, make sure you REALLY listen to what your partners/ directors say
learn to enjoy the unknown rather than fear it.
Learn to listen to your natural impulses and follow them.

Your character is the key to your progress in the scene/ story. Respond in real time. Make characteristic and narrative choices in the moment. Follow impulses. Work with the information given to you in advanced. Explore the challenges and possibilities.

Storytelling and narrative
What makes a scene work? What makes a story great? How can we develop instincts that will move a story forward and at the same time keep us present at each moment. How do we use narrative, emotion and color to create a good story.

Bitte schick uns eine kurze Vita über deinen bisherigen Werdegang. Danke!

Inbal und Björn unterrichten abwechselnd. Inbal als gebürtige Israelin in einfachem Englisch, Björn auf Deutsch – spielen könnt ihr auf Deutsch und/oder Englisch.

Björn über Inbal: Inbal ist wohl eine der besten Impro-Spielerinnen der Welt. Sie reist beständig um den ganzen Globus und unterrichtet seit Jahren sowohl Laien als auch Profis. Es ist eine absolute Ehre, mit dieser Frau zusammen zu arbeiten.

Inbal über Björn: Björn is the perfect combination of an improviser and an actor. For years he is working in Theater, Television and in the most successful impro group in Germany- Die Gorillas. There for he brings he's acting talent into his improvisation and his creativity and uniqueness in to the scripted work.

30.04. - 18.06.2019 Deutsch + English Advanced training class Tuesdays "Longform" with Inbal and Björn
with Inbal and Björn
Tuesday, 30.04.2019 - 18.06.2019
19.00 - 21.30 Uhr
€ 149,-
sign in until 20.04.2019
location: Ratibor Theater (Cuvrystr. 20A, 10997 Berlin)

As we continue with our improvisation course, we would like to use this part to focus on scene work.
In these 8 sessions we will experiment with the improvise formats "Armando" and "Free assiciassion collage?.
Through this long form formats we will sharpen tools and techniques such as: monologues, split scene, editing and transitions. We will look closer at story telling and on how to construct a narrative. We will enrich our narrative with details and changes to create the best impro we can do!

An improvcourse in german and english. You need 2 Basic-actor-courses.

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.