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.

23.11. + 24.11.2019 English Taster weekend November with Inbal
with Inbal
Saturday + Sunday, 23. + 24.11.2019
13:00 – 17:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until November 13th 2019
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 January 5th 2020
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.

Neue Kurse in Vorbereitung

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!

 

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 January 5th
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.

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!

02.11. + 03.11.2019 Learning from each other: Weekend for professional actors and performing improviser with Inbal and Björn
with Inbal and Björn
Sat + Sun, 02. + 03.11.2019
12.00 - 18.00 pm
EUR 147,00
sign in until October 23rd2019
location: Popelbühne, Dunckerstr. 16, 10437 Berlin

If you are a professional actor who’s doing impro or/and an improviser who is performing regularly- you don't want to miss this workshop. 12 hours intensive in which we will explore scene work.
It doesn't matter if your interested in longform or short scenes, on stage you should have the tools to make each scene work. A good scene is build out of actions and narrative, but at the same time it need details, time, space and emotions/attitude. If you have those ingredients your scenes will develop by them selves. Options and actions will present them selves, a specific style will emerge. In a way, the first minute of playing holds the DNA of the whole scene. Are you attentive enough to notice what you’v created? Are you skilled enough to follow what you’v created? This weekend will take your quality of performance and use it to explore how to play fun, rich, beautiful scenes, each with their own style and story arch.
Teacher day 1: Inbal (teaches in english)
Teacher day 2: Björn (teaches in german)

Requirement: professional actor with improv experience or performing improviser for minimum 2 years regularly (once a month) on a stage.

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.