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.

08.02. + 09.02.2020 English Taster weekend February with Lee
with Lee
Saturday + Sunday, 08. + 09.02.2020
13:00 – 17:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until January 29th 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!

15.01. - 26.02.2020 English Evening Class Wednesday Beginners / Advanced with Luise
with Luise
Wednesday, 15.01.2020 - 26.02.2020
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until December 20th 2019
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)

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

Prices:
Early bird cost: 329,- Euro
Regular Cost: 369,- Euro
Early bird cost only with full payment and registration until Dec 31st 2019.

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

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)

Prices:
Early bird cost: 329,- Euro
Regular Cost: 369,- Euro
Early bird cost only with full payment and registration until Dec 31st 2019.

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!

 

15.01. - 26.02.2020 English Evening Class Wednesday Impro4ever "Harmony vs Conflict" with Inbal and Lee
with Inbal and Lee
Wednesday, 15.01.2020 - 26.02.2020
7:30 – 10 pm
EUR 169,00
sign in until December 20th 2019
Location: Popelbühne, Dunckerstr. 16, 10437 Berlin

Harmony vs Conflict

Lee White and Inbal Lori are known to have different approaches to storytelling. This balance becomes a rich and diverse performance when together.
Their collaborative workshop (they will teach in rotation) explores these contradictionary yet complimenting approaches of agreement vs. conflict.
How do you create a harmonious relationship for characters to start a scene? Conversely how do you create a constructive struggle between characters that gets the story going?

Your story telling will benefit from both of these techniques. Every improviser needs to know how to use and juggle multiple skills and tools for infinite situations. Join us and learn how these seemingly incompatible strategies can enrich every scene.

16.03. - 22.03.2020 IMPRO 2020 - BIF week Masterclass
Daniel Orrantia (COL): The body is a vehicle

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)

Prices:
Early bird cost: 279 Eur
Regular Cost: 319 Eur
Early bird cost only with full payment and registration until Dec 31st 2019.

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

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)

Early bird cost: 219,- Eur
Regular Cost: 249,- Eur
Early bird cost only with full payment and registration until Dec 31st 2019.

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

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.