TOLFAMA IMPRO FEST ONLINE

Saturday

30th May

non stop festival from 3pm to midnight. 10 Workshops with international teachers and many extra activities.

WS1 Omar Galvan (Argentina)

Once upon a time


WS2  

Kivanç Özdemir (Turckey)

How to make your storytelling in Improv more interesting! 

 

WS3 Noha Mousbah (Egitto)

The Naked Improviser

LINE UP 15:00
 

LINE UP 18:00
 

WS4 Beatrix Brunschko (Austria)

Home, Sweet Home

 

WS5 

Hila Di Castro (Israele)

The Gender Laboratory

WS6 Lena Breuer (Germany)

How to be a super happy improviser

WS7 Feña Ortalli (Spagna)

The Tiny Glass Person

WS8 MENELAOS PROKOS (Grecia)

"This is What I Want"

WS8 JIM LIBBY (USA)

I See, She said 

 

WS10 DAVE DENNISON (USA)

Improvising big characters in the small screen:

LINE UP 21:00

 

 
 

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Hey world - Alley Chekhov, National School of Theatrical Improvisation, in collaboration with the

ONLINE IMPROV FEST, organize TOLFAMA - The first Italian entirely digital Improvisation Festival.

 

The project, created in times of crisis by a group of improvisers residing in Germany, has been expanded in Italy with the partnership together with the Tolfama International Festival which this year is in its ninth edition.

The Online Improv Fest is 100% virus free and with great community power. We are a wild group of professional improvisers from Italy and Germany who have collaborated with the aim of providing a little distraction and joy in crazy times. At the moment there are no presentations and workshops and this is a bad reality for both artists and the public. We can't stop the virus, but if we can do something, it's one thing: improvise.

We take a lot of improvisation and make sure that our art form survives in quarantine at home.
Who said you can't use this time to learn new things and exchange ideas online with others?
We consider the crisis an opportunity - and together with you we are discovering a completely new digital world.

Fly with us to the stars - the toilet paper was yesterday, now there is the Impro Fest Online!

WORKSHOPS

OMAR GALVAN (Argentina)

Once upon a time.

 

Elegant, poetic and instantly made short stories 

One feature of improvisation, perhaps the main one, is the power of adaptation. Times have changed: we have to improvise. I offer you to discover and experience particular narrative structures that will serve you beyond Impro. We take difficulty as an opportunity. We will discover narrative tools that will feed our knowledge and, when we return to the classroom or on the stage, they will make us improvise better.

15:00 - 17:00

Workshop 1

KIVANÇ ÖZDEMIR (Turkey)

How to make your storytelling in Improv more interesting! 

 

This workshop is designed to focus on some storytelling tools to exploit and analyse stories in order to make them more interesting. The idea behind this is to take advantage of this “slow down and  take care of ourselves” situation to go deep in some technical aspects of Improv and take care of our personal growth as improvisers. Our goals will be create authentic empathy with the audience thanks to the care with put in our storytelling.

15:00 - 17:00

Workshop 2

NOHA MOUSBAH (Egypt/Sweden):

The Naked Improviser

 

How much of the emotions we show on stage are truly deeply our own, unfolding organically? Can we allow ourselves to reach into our life experiences, and let parts be shared with our fellow players and the audience through our authentic reactions? In this workshop, we explore how reactions can be born and developed when we dare to use the feelings we authentically carry within us rather than forcing reactions that the intellect dictates.

Workshop 3
15:00 - 17:00

BEATRIX BRUNSCHKO (Austria):

Home, Sweet Home
 

We are in quarantine: our World has become very small. It is no longer much larger than our apartment. From now on this is our workplace, our leisure room, our fitness studio, our wellness oasis, our recreation area and our retreat. Social contact is reduced to a minimum; physical distance is the order of the day. We are forced to invent a new world and a new way of life. Let's get intimate from a distance, let's virtually reveal secrets, and let’s listen to what is whispered in our apartments.

Workshop 4
18:00 - 20:00

 

HILA DI CASTRO (Israel):

The Gender Laboratory

Research shows that an average woman speaks approximately 20,000 words a day, while a man only 7000. Since childhood, we are programmed by society to think of gender in a certain way – boys should wear blue and be powerful, while girls should wear pink and be gentle. As we growth up, we start breaking these patterns. But they are more profound than we think. In order to break them completely, we must know the history of gender roles and challenge ourselves not to take the beliefs we were raised on for granted. 

Workshop 5
18:00 - 20:00

LENA BREUER (Germany)

How to be a super happy improviser

Two improvisers walk on stage, start a scene. What happens? Conflict, discussions, fight, anger, negativity. Why is it so hard to start positive? And even harder to stay positive? Because we panic, we are afraid of not having enough. Instead of trusting in our characters, in their instincts of having a good time, we create negativity. And problems. In this workshop we will discover the joy of being positive, learn how to let the sun shine instead of creating a thunderstorm and just be nice to each other

Workshop 6
18:00 - 20:00

FEÑA ORTALLI

 (Argentina)

The Tiny Glass Person

Based on Gianni Rodari's "Grammatica della fantasia" chapter where he explains how to create characters based on different elements. In this class, we will work the infinite possibilities and combinations of elements, objects, animals, sensations, and feelings to achieve stronger and deeper characters.

Workshop 7
18:00 - 20:00

MENELAOS PROKOS (Greece)

"This is What I Want"

 

If we kinda want to do it, the audience kinda wants to see it. Why not play passionately and with determination, while at the same time offering the audience a passionate experience? Be part of the life you are creating on stage, rather than feeling the obligation to just go along. I n this workshop we work on our strongest desires in every moment, both as improvisers as well as the characters we bring to life on stage. 

Workshop 8
21:00 - 23:00

JIM LIBBY 

(USA)

I See, She said 

 

In this relaxing workshop, we’ll use our own experiences to explore direct and indirect personal storytelling. Using an easy technique, we'll access our own stories and perhaps discover ways to use those stories in our work as improvisers.

Workshop 9

21:00 - 23:00

DAVE DENNISON (USA)

Improvising big characters in the small screen:

 

Suddenly, we as improvisers are no longer stage actors, but on-camera performers.  

The requirements of our art form have changed, and while we have lost certain aspects of our craft for the time being, we have gained others.  We now improvise into cameras that can capture the most subtle emotional changes as they wash over our faces, and we can see immediately the choices we make.    In this workshop we will do scenes and experiment with character choices under the magnifying glass of the camera that now delivers our art.

Workshop 10
21:00 - 23:00

 

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EVENTS

Saturday, 3 PM

 

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WHAT YOU NEED (TO KNOW)

 

A QUIET PLACE

Please find a quiet place for the duration of the workshop, so that both you an other participants won´t be disturbed. Thank you.

MICROFONO E WEBCAM

You definitely need a device with a camera and ideally a headset or at least a microphone and headphones. Once you are in a workshop in ZOOM you should SILENCE your microphone (via the app) unless told otherwise.

Fabio Astolfi
Rome – Vicolo Cechov

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THE TEAM

Roberto Rotondo
Rome – Vicolo Cechov
Enrico D’Agata
Rome – Vicolo Cechov
Francesca Ciaralli
Rome – Vicolo Cechov

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