I'm organising an impro (theatre, acting) workshop that is perfect as an introduction for beginners -including absolute beginners!- particularly those who think they "could never do that" (why, I thought so once myself!).
We'll focus on what I call organic improvisation - which means you don't have to come up with ANYthing. You don't have to be funny. You don't have to be clever. Organic: one thing leads to another. The body and the feeling come first.
It's ideal for anyone who wants to improve the famous 'communication skills'. Ideal for anyone who wants to play with others. Ideal for anyone who's looking for real fun and excitement. Ideal for anyone who's up for a challenge.
I will give instructions in both English and French according to what people need. You will be able to play in the language of your choice. Or why not try the other for the sake of experience? As you wish...
The workshop will be held in the 10th arrondissement. It's five hours, from 11am to 4pm. We'll have a short break for light snacking. We can go for drinks and French fries afterwards...
Expats in Paris members get 20% off = 40€ instead of 50.
Please make a 10€ deposit to confirm your participation via PayPal to [masked]
You can read more about me and my approach to improvised theatre in the first issue of EXPATRIATES MAGAZINE!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
This picture is from a weekend workshop in May. We were doing a bit of clowning and slapstick. I'm the one with the improvised sock moustache in the middle!
ORGANIC IMPRO - Play the Feeling! (the official blurb)
When we are aware of our body and our movements, when we take the time to feel what we're doing, we don't need to try to come up with stuff. Improvisation becomes child's play and the future becomes a promise of adventure instead of a gaping, frightening hole. It's from this moment on when we are generous with ourselves that we really have something to offer to our stage partners and to our audience.
The exercises are adapted to all levels of experience. This workshop is particularly suitable for absolute beginners and experienced improvisers longing for the freshness they once had...
Version française :
L'impro organique : corps, mouvement et jeu
Quand nous sommes conscients de notre corps et de nos mouvements, quand nous prenons le temps de sentir ce que nous faisons, nous n'avons besoin de rien inventer. L'improvisation devient un jeu d'enfant et l'avenir devient une promesse d'aventure au lieu d'un gouffre effrayant. C'est à partir de ce moment où nous sommes généreux avec nous-mêmes que nous avons vraiment quelque chose à offrir aux autres : à nos partenaires de jeu et à notre public.
Les exercices proposés sont adaptés à tous les niveaux d'expérience. Tout particulièrement aux grands débutants et aux improvisateurs expérimentés nostalgiques de la fraîcheur perdue...