Special Workshop: Story Without a Doubt Through Physical Improvisation (27 Feb)

by Kevin Yank on 27 January, 2016 in Workshops

The body knows the story; only the mind doubts. This workshop is an opportunity to give our narrative minds a little break, and see how much drama—as in both tragedy and comedy—we can create onstage from using the simplest elements available to us: movements, attitudes, gestures.

This is how we'll achieve one of the most desired goals in improvisation: to be effortless and obvious, yet exciting and surprising. An awareness of—and the ability to play with—these elements also offers us practical and immediate solutions to the problem of “not knowing what to do” on stage, and this in any type of scene/story.

After a physical and creative workout, participants will be guided through a series of simple (and easy to remember) exercises to help identify what to focus on in order to keep the energy of the scene alive—namely how to use our body as source of creativity and connect with our stage partners through the senses.

At the end of the workshop, everybody will know how to always get a perfect start to any improvisation. And for those who never knew what to do with their arms on stage, a couple of these exercises will be pure gold…

The workshop is suited for all levels of experience, from novice to veteran performers. Discovery and rediscovery guaranteed.

Caspar Schjelbred

Born in Denmark (1979), raised in Sweden, Parisian since 1999. Specialised in improvisational and physical theatre (clown/mime). Performs solo in Plan C since 2012 (Paris, Montreal, Sofia, Gothenburg). Newly appointed co-director of Doll Tearsheet theatre company. Member of the impro theatre company The Improfessionals since 2001 (artistic director 2008-2014). Teaches regularly at Impro Academy in Paris since 2006 and freelance across the world since 2010: North America (New York, Montreal), Europe (Amsterdam, Brussels, Rome, Sofia), Asia (Singapore), Australia (Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra). Student and associate of Ira Seidenstein.

Workshop details

Date & Time
27 Feb 2016, 10.30am–4.30pm
Mark Street Hall
1 Mark Street, North Fitzroy
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