Improv school

IMPROV SCHOOL

We are so glad that we can see you again! Being able to work again!
We are very happy to offer two english live classes at our Summer Academy in Trebnitz.

Apart from that:
As long as we cannot teach at our class rooms at ETI , we will work online. We will continue from our living rooms: we have again asked colleagues to give you impro classes via zoom. More info coming soon.

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!

To Try Out

Class description

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

02.10. + 03.10.2021 English Taster Weekend October - with Lee
with Lee
Saturday + Sunday, 2+3 Oct, 2021
13:00 – 17:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until 22 Sep, 2021
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

Lee White has been performing improv on stage since 1992. Since then he has traveled the world teaching, performing and taking workshops. Come join Lee for some improv fun. A class for you to get an idea of improv and how we play. Play some games and exercises to get an inside glimpse of how we practice and train to tell stories and enjoy each moment with your scene partners. Take the chance and discover your spontaneous side.

Corona: We assume that we will be able to play with you without a mask in the large, high rooms of the ETI. Depending on the size of the room, we have set up one or two air filtration units and reduced the number of participants per course according to the size of the room. Unfortunately, we can only tell you shortly before the start of the course which rules will have to be observed at that time, but we will observe all of them and ask you to do the same. To make it plannable for you and us, it is already clear that this course will not take place if it is not allowed for at least 6 participants without a mask. We hope to see your faces!

04.12. + 05.12.2021 English Taster Weekend December - with Inbal
with Inbal
Saturday + Sunday, 4+5 Dec, 2021
13:00 – 17:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until 26 Nov, 2021
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

If you've always wanted to try out improvisation, then this Taster class is a good start. Afterwards, you can continue with a beginners class.

Corona: We assume that we will be able to play with you without a mask in the large, high rooms of the ETI. Depending on the size of the room, we have set up one or two air filtration units and reduced the number of participants per course according to the size of the room. Unfortunately, we can only tell you shortly before the start of the course which rules will have to be observed at that time, but we will observe all of them and ask you to do the same. To make it plannable for you and us, it is already clear that this course will not take place if it is not allowed for at least 6 participants without a mask. We hope to see your faces!

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!

19.10. - 07.12.2021 English Evening Class Beginners/Advanced Tuesday with Lee
with Lee
Tuesdays, 19.10. - 07.12.2021
19.30 - 22.00 Uhr
€ 189,-
sign in until October 9th 2021
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

This course is designed for everyone to get something. Whether you are new to improv or have been doing it awhile, Lee's approach has something for you. Sharpening your skills or learning new ones, polishing up and refining. Focusing on listening and making your partner look good, it's the basic fundamental skills that make improv so unique and fun. Come get some new inspiration and discover the joy of creating great scenes with great people.

Corona: We assume that we will be able to play with you without a mask in the large, high rooms of the ETI. Depending on the size of the room, we have set up one or two air filtration units and reduced the number of participants per course according to the size of the room. Unfortunately, we can only tell you shortly before the start of the course which rules will have to be observed at that time, but we will observe all of them and ask you to do the same. To make it plannable for you and us, it is already clear that this course will not take place if it is not allowed for at least 6 participants without a mask. If we will switch to online, we will decide with you when the time comes. We hope to see your faces!

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!

 

10.09. - 15.10.2021 English Friday Afternoon Impro4ever class "Scene work - play & replay" with Inbal
with Inbal Lori
Fridays, 10.09. - 15.10.2021
15.00-17.00 pm
EUR 129,00
sign in until September 1st
location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin)

Scene work - play & replay

Unterrichtssprache ist Englisch, spielen könnt Ihr in deutsch!

I am speaking from a personal point of view as I say this: there is no point in improvising a scene in class unless you can get direct, specific feedback that you could apply immediately and try it again. I know that this is the best way for me to learn improvisation (or anything else for that matter) and I know there are many improvisers who think so too: We learn best when we can correct and adjust in real time, when we can be challenged into different directions. It gives us the possibility to notice things, to try them differently and most importantly to save these learning experiences and apply them the next time we encounter a similar challenge. So join me this autumn for this special and super fun class where you can explore your scene work further.


CORONA: We adhere to the currently applicable Covid regulations for Berlin and ask you to do the same. We assume that we can play with you without a mask in the large high rooms of the ETI. We had air filter devices installed there, depending on the size of the room, and also reduced the number of participants per course according to the size of the room. Unfortunately we can only write to you shortly before the start of the course the current rules that we will have to observe. In order to make it a little more predictable for you and us, it is already clear that this course, if it is not allowed to be held for at least 6 participants without a mask, will take place online. We hope the best for you, for us, for the world.
20.10. - 08.12.2021 ONLINE English class Impro4ever Wednesday "Extreme characters 2" 17.00-18.30 with Inbal
with Inbal Lori
Wednesdays, 20.10. - 08.12.2021
17.00-18.30 pm (Berlin time)
EUR 169,00
sign in until November 28th
location: Zoom (we will send you the link in advance)

Extreme characters and status work 2
For anyone who took the first class of "Extreme characters" with Inbal in person or online. We welcome you to the continuation class where we will dig deeper and explore further the range of your character work.

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

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.