“…narrative class was excellent, as usual. I had a great time.” —Naomi
Continue your playful exploration of improvisation as we work on the basics of creating stories. Building on the foundational skills you acquired in Spontaneity, Narrative Technique teaches you an essential set of skills. In improvisation, these are the fundamental elements that make scenes and games work, and include techniques such as recognising all offers, supporting and building on ideas, making strong choices, bravely initiating scenes and quieting the internal critic by getting out of your own way.
Prerequisites: Impro Melbourne’s Spontaneity course or equivalent impro experience as determined by the Artistic Director.
- What should I wear? Comfortable clothing to move freely.
- What should I bring? A water bottle and a notebook to capture thoughts, if you wish.
- What happens in the class? Classes start with warm-up games, then move into impro exercises specifically chosen to build your skills. All the games and exercises are done either together by the whole class in a circle, or in small groups or pairs.
- How do your teachers work? Impro Melbourne’s dynamic faculty of teachers has a wide range of experience, creativity and expertise. All our teachers are trained in our course objectives; however, they will approach the work with their own individual style. This may mean exercises and approaches could vary between teachers, but the course objectives are consistent.
- What is expected of students? We expect all students to treat each other with full respect and acceptance regardless of gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, race or ability. Impro Melbourne reserves the right to remove and/or exclude from workshops any participants for behaviour that may interfere with the safe, inclusive and constructive workshop environment.
A few common questions>
If you have further questions or would like some more information, please contact Kate our workshop co-ordinator.