Improv school

IMPROV SCHOOL

We are so glad that we can see you in real life again! Being able to work again! Not yet in our class rooms at ETI (they will remain empty), but outside, in the outdoors. We will look for fitting places in our beautiful city and play there with you. With distance, fun and joy for life. Indoors, we will continue from our living rooms: we have again asked colleagues from all over the world to give you impro classes via zoom. Our summer classes will start at the end of June. 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.

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.

28.11. + 29.11.2020 English Taster weekend 28./29.11. with Inbal
with Inbal
Saturday + Sunday, 28. + 29.11.2020
13:00 – 17:00 pm
EUR 98,00
sign in until november 18th 2020
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin

The course is take placed in compliance with the currently applicable hygiene and distance rules (ventilation, distance, number of participants per m² of room size, ...). Please also pay attention to it yourself and among other things When arriving at the ETI, the first thing to do is wash your hands and use the disinfectant available at the entrance.

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.

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!

27.10. - 08.12.2020 English Online Class: Tuesdays 20:00-21:30 Beginner/Advanced with Lee
with Lee
Tuesday, 27.10.2020 – 08.12.2020
20:00-21:30 pm (Berlin time)
Online
149€
Max. 8 part.

If you have taken one or more Advanced impro classes in real /non-virtual life before, or at least a Beginners class, this is for you.

And this is what you can expect: Everyone is at their place. The computer/laptop is charged. Internet connection stable. You have some space around you, light, so the others can see you. Nobody at home to interrupt you in the next 1,5 hours. Webcam, microphone and speaker of your computer are activated and then you click on the link, which we will send you. The first time when you do that, you'll have to download and install the software that pops up automatically (its really simple!) and then you automatically see yourself, your instructor and classmates. In the beginning you will learn the possibilities of playing online, the tech etc, and then you'll dive right into the playing, improvising, being present and with each other. Stories develop, imaginary places, characters, delightful playing. 90 minutes of diving into the impro world to come back out refreshed. Until next time.

06.01. - 24.02.2021 English Class Wednesday Beginners/Advanced with Inbal
with Inbal
Wednesdays, 06.01. - 24.02.2021
19.30 - 22.00 Uhr
€ 189,-
sign in until December 27th 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!

 

26.10. - 29.10.2020 English ONLINE COMPACT Class (4 days à 2 hours) Impro4ever „Dark and uncomfortable scenes“ with Inbal
with Inbal
Monday to Thursday, 26.10.2020 - 29.10.2020
4 days à 2 hours from 15:00 - 17:00 Uhr (Berlin time)
Online
sign in until October 19th
112 €
Max. 8 part.

Dark and uncomfortable scenes
Impro can be funny, gagy and silly, and I love it for that.
but impro and comedy can also be thought provoking, emotionally teasing.
it can be a way for us to tell a story about life, humanity. society, politics and more.
in the two hours we have I would like us to experiment with dark and uncomfortable scenes. I want us to explore the potential that impro has as a critical, satiric, powerful tool. and I want to not to shy away from tough topics because good comedy needs to dill with this kind of content too.

26.10. - 07.12.2020 English Online Class: Mondays 19:00-20:30 Impro4ever „Acting for Improvisers“ with Inbal (7x)
with Inbal
7x Mondays, 26.10.-07.12. from 19:00-20:30 (Berlin time)
Online
149€
Max. 8 part.

Acting for improvisers
In these 7 online sessions we invite new and former students to explore powerful and effective tools from the acting world. Those tools will sharpen your performance skills as an improviser. we will work with objective, obstacles, subtest, emotions and stage/ screen presence. We will work with monologues, dialogs, with improvised and some scripted scenes. you will be supported as a group and as individuals so you will be able to improvise from a place of commitment, honesty, courage and presence.

27.10. - 08.12.2020 English Online Class: Tuesdays 18:00-19:30 Impro4ever „Dark and uncomfortable scenes“ with Inbal (7x)
with Inbal
7x Tuesdays, 27.10.-08.12.2020 from 18:00-19:30 pm (Berlin time)
Online
sign in until October 17th
149 €
Max. 8 part.


Dark and uncomfortable scenes
Impro can be funny, gagy and silly, and I love it for that.
but impro and comedy can also be thought provoking, emotionally teasing, dark.
it can be a way for us to tell a story about life, humanity. society, politics and more.
in this workshop I would like us to experiment with dark and uncomfortable scenes. I want us to explore the potential that impro has as a critical, satiric, powerful tool. and I want you not to shy away from tough topics because good comedy dills with this content too.

28.10. - 09.12.2020 English Evening Class Impro4ever Wednesdays „Dark and uncomfortable scenes“ with Inbal
with Inbal and MAYBE ALSO WITH LEE
Wednesdays, 28.10.-09.12.2020
19.30 - 22.00 Uhr
€ 169,-
Location: Europäisches Theaterinstitut (ETI), Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin


Dark and uncomfortable scenes
Impro can be funny, gagy and silly, and I love it for that.
but impro and comedy can also be thought provoking, emotionally teasing, dark.
it can be a way for us to tell a story about life, humanity. society, politics and more.
in this workshop I would like us to experiment with dark and uncomfortable scenes. I want us to explore the potential that impro has as a critical, satiric, powerful tool. and I want you not to shy away from tough topics because good comedy dills with this content too.

04.01. - 22.02.2021 ONLINE English Class: Mondays 18:00 - 19:30 Impro4ever „Deep dream“ with Inbal
with Inbal
8x Mondays, 04.01. - 22.02.2021 from 18.00 - 19.30 (Berlin time)
Online
169 €
Max. 8 part.

Deep Dream
“Deep dream” is a format in which storytelling inspires sounds and movements that create worlds. The show is an imaginary border between sleep and wakefulness, where pictures appear and fade, stories born and develop, and the audience gets a peek at a fantasy led by charismatic storytelling.
The workshop will be focusing on the following tools:
• Storytelling in monologues
• Creating a space. Creating worlds.
• Working with personal dreams, fears and fantasies.
• Rhythm, intensity, beat in scene work.
• The relationship and balance between words and silence.
• An ensemble work that emphasizes the magic that improvisation has to offer.
• the freedom of the improviser to dream while creating.

04.01. - 22.02.2021 ONLINE English Class: Mondays 20:00 - 21:30 Impro4ever „Dark and uncomfortable scenes“ with Inbal
with Inbal
8x Mondays, 04.01.-22.02.2021
20:00 - 21:30 (Berlin time)
Online
169 €
Max. 8 part.

Dark and uncomfortable scenes
Impro can be funny, gagy and silly, and I love it for that.
but impro and comedy can also be thought provoking, emotionally teasing.
it can be a way for us to tell a story about life, humanity. society, politics and more.
in the two hours we have I would like us to experiment with dark and uncomfortable scenes. I want us to explore the potential that impro has as a critical, satiric, powerful tool. and I want to not to shy away from tough topics because good comedy needs to dill with this kind of content too.

05.01. - 23.02.2021 ONLINE English Class: Tuesdays 20:00 - 21:30 Impro4ever "Another look at narration" with Lee
with Lee
8x Tuesdays, 05.01. - 23.02.2021
20:00 - 21:30 (Berlin time)
Online
169 €
Max. 8 part.

We all narrate at some point. Seems easy enough but is it?
Let’s take a deeper look at this amazing theatrical tool. How to narrate and still share the inspiration/scenes with your partner. When to use narration to fill in what’s missing.
An intensive workshop designed for the improviser who wants to challenge their narration and listening skills. Study the balance of leading and following. These classes give us a great opportunity to explore and strengthen this muscle.

06.01. - 24.02.2021 English Class Wednesday Impro4ever „Getting Emotional“ with Lee
with Lee
Wednesdays, 06.01. - 24.02.2021
19:30 - 22:00 Uhr
189 €
sign in until December 27th 2020
Location: Popelbühne, Dunckerstraße 16, 10437 Berlin

Characters who are apathetic get an apathetic audience.
Getting emotional is something most of us try not to do in our daily lives. On stage emotions we express makes a huge impact on the audience and how they feel about the characters they watch. They can’t love a character who doesn’t show their heart.

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

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.