Improv school

IMPROV SCHOOL

We are so glad that we can see you again! Being able to work again! Not yet in our class rooms at ETI (they will remain empty), but at least 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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

12.08. - 15.08.2021 Summer Academy Trebnitz: "Slow Ride" from 12.-15.08. with Lee
with Lee White
Thursday, 12.08.2021 4 pm to Sunday, 15.08.2021 3 pm
Location: Schloß Trebnitz (Zur Webseite)
Workshop incl. board and lodging in double rooms: EUR 392,-
Workshop incl. board and lodging in single room: EUR 428,-
for Advanced improv players

A small anniversary: The 5th Summer Academy is coming up, again in the Trebnitz Castle Education and Meeting Center in Märkische Schweiz - after the last, very special one, where, in view of Corona, we were less in the beautiful interiors but instead improvised in the surrounding nature. Again, of course, the focus will be on improv, but it is just as important to eat together, jump into the swimming lake 4 km away and sit together in the evening in the castle garden or join the evening session together with the parallel courses. And: for the first time there are two dates - the other academy will take place in the period August 26th to 29th 2021.

So many things are swirling in our head while we’re trying to survive a scene. So much so, we often feel disconnected and realize it as soon as the scene is over. It’s all in YOUR head.
Take it easy.
Let’s slow down. Breathe. Stay calm. Let’s follow our partner and find a tempo and rhythm that leaves space. Less is more. We just have to train our brain to trust it.

Different registration conditions for this class:
- The courses are booked after the booking has been received. Your permission to direct debit counts as incoming payment at the time of booking the workshop.
- In the case of direct debit, the course fee will be withdrawn from your account in 2 installments: 30% upon booking, the rest (70 %) latest July 5th 2021
- If you withdraw by May 1st 2021 we will reimburse the full deposit (30%).
- If you withdraw by July 4th 2021 we will not refund the 30% paid, but will not collect the 2nd installment (70%). From July 5th 2021 there will be no refund unless there is someone on the waiting list who can take your spot.
- The courses take place with minimum 8 participants, the maximum is 12 participants. If the required minimum number is not reached one month before the start of the course, we will offer alternatives in consultation with you or we will unfortunately have to cancel the course (with a money-back guarantee).
- Participation in the course is at your own risk; there is no insurance coverage through us.
- The course begins and ends at the specified times in Trebnitz.
- If the course is offered by two lecturers, they teach one after the other, with the exception of the music course, where the two course instructors mostly teach together.

CORONA: For this course, we comply with the Corona conditions of Brandenburg converning travel and accommodation. You can get a current overview here: www.rbb24.de (keyword: what is now allowed in Brandenburg). With the booking you also agree to take part in the course according to the currently valid AHA regulations outdoors and in closed rooms (with or without a mask). If the course cannot take place due to restrictions in public life as a result of the corona pandemic, we will refund the full participation fee minus 5% for our organizational swirling. Thank you for your understanding!

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!

 

26.08. - 29.08.2021 Summer Academy Trebnitz: "You are the content" from 26.-29.08. with Inbal
with Inbal Lori
Thursday, 26.08.2021 4 pm to Sunday, 29.08.2021 3 pmr
Location: Schloß Trebnitz (Zur Webseite)
Workshop incl. board and lodging in double rooms: EUR 392,-
Workshop incl. board and lodging in single room: EUR 428,-
for very Advanced improv players

A small anniversary: The 5th Summer Academy is coming up, again in the Trebnitz Castle Education and Meeting Center in Märkische Schweiz - after the last, very special one, where, in view of Corona, we were less in the beautiful interiors but instead improvised in the surrounding nature. Again, of course, the focus will be on improv, but it is just as important to eat together, jump into the swimming lake 4 km away and sit together in the evening in the castle garden or join the evening session together with the parallel courses. And: for the first time there are two dates - the other academy will take place in the period August 11th/12th to 15th 2021.

If no one is writing our lines of text, if nobody directs us, it means that we are the content of everything we improvise. Everything we are, everything we know, love, hate, think, heard of or experienced ourselves, is material for our improvisation. Improvising does not mean being anything different than yourself, but being yourself in different ways. This workshop will focus on exploring and developing your world of content, of being a human being in this complex, wonderful world, so that you could use and implement it in your performance.

Different registration conditions for this class:
- The courses are booked after the booking has been received. Your permission to direct debit counts as incoming payment at the time of booking the workshop.
- In the case of direct debit, the course fee will be withdrawn from your account in 2 installments: 30% upon booking, the rest (70 %) latest July 5th 2021
- If you withdraw by May 1st 2021 we will reimburse the full deposit (30%).
- If you withdraw by July 4th 2021 we will not refund the 30% paid, but will not collect the 2nd installment (70%). From July 5th 2021 there will be no refund unless there is someone on the waiting list who can take your spot.
- The courses take place with minimum 8 participants, the maximum is 12 participants. If the required minimum number is not reached one month before the start of the course, we will offer alternatives in consultation with you or we will unfortunately have to cancel the course (with a money-back guarantee).
- Participation in the course is at your own risk; there is no insurance coverage through us.
- The course begins and ends at the specified times in Trebnitz.
- If the course is offered by two lecturers, they teach one after the other, with the exception of the music course, where the two course instructors mostly teach together.

CORONA: For this course, we comply with the Corona conditions of Brandenburg converning travel and accommodation. You can get a current overview here: www.rbb24.de (keyword: what is now allowed in Brandenburg). With the booking you also agree to take part in the course according to the currently valid AHA regulations outdoors and in closed rooms (with or without a mask). If the course cannot take place due to restrictions in public life as a result of the corona pandemic, we will refund the full participation fee minus 5% for our organizational swirling. Thank you for your understanding!

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.