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London Impro Club

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.

—Thich Nhat Hahn

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Come and join us to:

• Let go of that ‘inner judge"
• Get in touch with your creativity
• Develop sense of humour
• Gain confidence
• Explore the Improv Wisdom
• Learn to collaborate seamlessly
• Reclaim your spontaneity
• Join the Improv community
• Express yourself
• Play - Laugh - Enjoy!

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Improvisation, often called improv or impro, is a form of acting, improvised conversation, where most or all of what is created at the moment it is performed.

In its purest form, the dialogue, the action, the story and the characters are created collaboratively by the players as the improvisation unfolds in present time, without use of an already prepared, written script.

Improvisation is a simple and easy way to learn skills that are useful in every aspect of life. Learned skills can help in being more creative, job performance, interpersonal relationships and even being more fun person with friends and at parties. The workshops will introduce you to fun and joyful play, expressing your authentic self, allowing yourself to fail, listening and connecting to the group, building trust and bonding with the group.

The hardest thing to learn is not “how to juggle,” but how to let the balls drop.
—ANTHONY FROST, Improvisation in Drama

Our workshops are open to all. No experience is necessary, and even the totally terrified beginner will feel safe in this class. There's usually an after party at the nearby pubs and restaurants.

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Improvisation is also transforming the way we work:

"The need for more truly powerful collaborations, where the collective intelligence of a diverse set of minds is harnessed toward a common goal, is greater than ever. And yet we find collaboration vexingly difficult to do. We need better collaboration. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/oreillymedia/2011/06/13/collaboration-rules-five-reasons-why-collaboration-matters-now-more-than-ever/)"

· by fuelling powerful innovation (http://www.fastcompany.com/1826837/its-not-quite-funny-or-die-using-improv-to-fuel-powerful-innovation) [The team as ASK.com at FastCompany]

· by helping generate new ideas and new ways of doing things (http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/03/living/creativity-improvisation-intelligence-heather-knight/index.html)[creativity expert Robert Epstein (http://drrobertepstein.com/) at CNN]

· by growing our "ability to respond effectively to the unexpected and unplanned," (http://books.google.com/books?id=T_AFKtX9nx4C&pg=PA12&lpg=PA12&dq=improvisation+and+panic&source=bl&ots=01yy-qLTJM&sig=SAP8erDl7xbCSiqmaI-WDvz89mI&hl=en&sa=X&ei=GdEmT-fZIIigtwfHsoSbBQ&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=improvisation%20and%20panic&f=false) [from Workplace to Playspace, by Pamela Meyer (http://www.meyercreativity.com/about)]

· by helping to build trust and transforming the way we lead (http://www.keepingithuman.com/blog/when-leading-means-following-improvisation-workplace-collaboration-and-going-where-the-sun-doesn%E2%80%99t-always-shine/)

And according to research from MIT "improvisation may be the key to successfully managing change" (http://chiefexecutive.net/improvisation-may-be-the-key-to-successfully-managing-change-says-mit).

"The need for more truly powerful collaborations, where the collective intelligence of a diverse set of minds is harnessed toward a common goal, is greater than ever. And yet we find collaboration vexingly difficult to do. We need better collaboration. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/oreillymedia/2011/06/13/collaboration-rules-five-reasons-why-collaboration-matters-now-more-than-ever/)

"And according to research from MIT "improvisation may be the key to successfully managing change".

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… yes I said yes I will Yes. —JAMES JOYCE, Ulysses

We are creatures of community. Those individuals, societies, and cultures who learned to take care of each other, to love each other, and to nurture relationships with each other during the past several hundred thousand years were more likely to survive than those who did not.

—DR. DEAN ORNISH, “Love and Survival”

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Overcome Fear of Public Speaking / Speaking with Ease in Public

The Nursery Theatre

£25.00

Do you fear speaking in front of others? Are you the sort of person who dreads the prospect of any kind of public speaking? Does your mouth go dry? Does your mind go blank? Are you overwhelmed by nerves? Is speaking in front of others something that you either try and avoid or simply try and get over with as quickly as possible? Alternatively, perhaps you’ve had quite a bit of practice, but feel that you are not connecting with your audience as well as you would like to? Do you worry about what message you are conveying apart from the words that you say? If the answer is yes to any of the above, you are not alone. These fears are common to a great many people. We offer a unique and refreshing approach that is delivered with both compassion and humour. You will learn to transform your own experience and that of your audience. Even you if you hate public speaking, you can learn to truly love it.... and so will your audience! At the end of this training you will have learnt how to be confident in any situation. You will not only be inspired, but also be able to inspire others. Learn how to connect with your audience and be memorable, for all the right reasons. We use a mixture of theatre skills and evidence based psychology. The net result is a fun day that will leave you energised and equipped with essential skills that you can use in both your personal and professional lives. Previous participants have described this training as transformational.

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Impro Course - 6 weeks

The Nursery Theatre

£60.00

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