With Amy Moule
“Very well structured classes, thoughtfully designed exercises which built experience of performance in a gradual way while remaining challenging.”
Term 3 2017: Storytelling through Puppetry and Object Manipulation
With Amy Moule. On sale NOw
Pre-requisite skills required - see below
One man’s junk is another man’s treasure, so the saying goes. In this workshop we will be transforming, manipulating and playing with everyday objects, junk and bits and bobs to create unique stories, characters, worlds and moments of wonder.
Participants will learn basic puppetry skills, object manipulation and ways of weaving this type of work into their scene work. There will be a sense of group creation in some moments and therefore a need to develop and hone skills in whole body listening. Participants will be able to create characters, environments and worlds to enable their stories and scenes to come alive in a way we don’t often see in ‘regular’ improvisation.
*Please note this will not be using pre-made puppets or traditional puppets but learning to animate objects through puppeteering.
PERFORMANCE SERIES 2017:
Term One: POE-ETIC with Jenny Lovell: Feb 2 - March 30. SOLD OUT
Term Two: 2 SPECIAL MASTERCLASSES:
COMMEDIA FOR IMPROVISORS with Christof!!: 4 Thursday night classes 7-10pm. May 4-25. Enrol Now
PLAY IT LIKE A PLAYWRIGHT with Tim Redmond: 4 Thursday night classes 7-10pm plus final performance night June 1-29. Enrol Now
Term Three: STORYTELLING THROUGH PUPPETRY AND OBJECT MANIPULATION with Amy Moule. Thursday nights July 27 - Sept 1, 7-9pm. ON SALE May 15th
Term Four: SONGPROV: FIBRO AND FENCES with Tim Redmond. Thursday nights Oct 12-Dec 2, 7-9pm. ON SALE August 7th
ABOUT PERFORMANCE SERIES:
Performance Series is an in-depth and creatively challenging workshop experience. Over 9 weeks students will be introduced to, develop, rehearse and perform an improvised show!
The course is designed to challenge students in performance skills, improvisation technique and various aspects of creating and performing an improvised format.
Each Term offers a different Format. The formats have been selected to target different skill areas and provide a diverse and dynamic experience to the student.
On week 9, students will perform the format. After the workshop students receive individual written feedback on their performance and skill development.
- Performance technique - confidence, relaxed energy, voice
- Stage Craft
- What is the point and promise of a format for an audience
- Shaping a performance
- How to serve the scene and the overall story through character
- Improvisation skill enhancement and development
Note: Impro Melbourne workshops are for ages 18 and over.
All Impro Melbourne workshops to Scene Work completed or equivalent training: email Katherine@impromelbourne.com.au to check
Theatre, dance, circus or music live performance experience (Performance Series showings included in this)
Term 2 2017: 2 Special Masterclasses: see booking details above
Term 1 2017: POE-ETIC: SOLD OUT
Come to the Dark Side. This performance series delves deep into the world of the Victorian Gothic and the work of Edgar Allen Poe. Mesmerism, the dark arts, the thin veil between life and death and the Seven Deadly Sins are a rich source of storytelling, atmosphere and character.
Over this series, participants will explore the world of the Gothic, creating characters, playing with secrets, confessions and the art of dying horrifically on stage. We will also be exploring the art of the ‘storyteller’, narrating stories in the Gothic style, using both the internal narrator and outside director techniques.
Participants will learn how to apply this genre to short form play as well as exploring a new narrative long form: POE-ETIC.
Knowledge of the genre is not necessary, simply a desire to explore this world and build on performance skills. Recommended reading will be sent out prior to the series.