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INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS

May 06, from 18:00

 

Ticket sales end 2 hours before the workshop begins

Zoom Links will be sent by email about 1.5 hours before the workshop begins

All workshops always start at the same time

MARITH VENDERBOSCH

Utrecht, The Netherlands

WORKSHOP 01

ABSURD SCHMABSURD OR ABSTRACT SCHMABSTRACT

We live in an absurd reality right now, in the Netherlands they refer to it as ‘the new normal’. Let’s not conform, let’s make it even absurder. In montage based shows one of the fun elements is to have absurd or abstract scenes to add some balance. In this workshop we’ll be exploring absurdity and abstract bits that we one day can apply in our shows on stage. We’re going to have fun with the options ZOOM has to offer us and just FREAK OUT. Cause that IS the new normal.

JOHN GEBRETATOSE

Minneapolis, USA

WORKSHOP 02

HARD TOPICS

In this workshop, we will highlight what happens to us as performers when a scene becomes scary, offensive or insensitive and we freeze or lose ourselves. We explore some approaches to get agency back when we find ourselves somewhere uncomfortable, tools for improvising mindfully and finding a proactive voice for you and your show. TRIGGER AND CONTENT WARNING: this class is based on scenes when you find yourself dealing with topics of race or socially and politically charged situations - which means it will include discussions and scenes dealing with race, gender* and other very personally sensitive areas and how to move forward thoughtfully, respectfully and meaningfully when you find yourself there.

JOE BILL

Chicago, USA

WORKSHOP 03

STORY CHAIN - CONNECTING WITH IMPROVISED PERSONAL STORIES

This workshop is based on a show I did At Annoyance Theater in the 90's called 'For You Dear, Anything For About An Hour'. The exercise is to share short personal stories, either based on a theme or another story that precedes the story that each individual will tell. We will share personal stories in smaller breakout groups, based on suggestions and storytelling tools that I will share with you, with large group debriefs in-between. Part improv lesson, part human connection, all fun!

JEREMIE DAY GLIDER

Barcelona, Spain

WORKSHOP 04

CHARACTER TOOLBOX

Do you feel as though you're playing yourself with a different name or simply repeating the same 2-3 generic characters? We can break that cycle and discover the many characters within you with the help of a few tools. What works for you will very probably be different than what your scene partners need. We will learn and practice a broad range of tools so that you can identify the ones that best unlock your creative character potential.

DAN SEYFRIED

Strasbourg, France

WORKSHOP 05

THE POWER OF A SILENT LINE

"bla bla bla, bla bla bla". That's what a scene too often looks like. As improvisers, we often fear the silence because we think that nothing is happening anymore. That's not true ! Many times silence is the best line we can tell !

More than 70% of communication goes through our body and our behaviour. Isn't it proof that words can be useless? Our actions, our look, our emotions, tell so much. And silence builds the tension and catches the audience…

Don't panic, we'll talk in this workshop ! But we'll also learn to answer by silence. A living, deep and powerful silence, meaning much more than a verbal line…

BEN HARTWIG

WORKSHOP 06

SPEAK, INSPIRE, MOTIVATE

Enthusiasm is infectious. When we see a person full of passion for what they are speaking about we feel inspired and energised. In this workshop we’ll focus on attention, motivation, active listening, presence and storytelling. You’ll walk away with a toolbox for public speaking, motivation and communication in general. You’ll get to practice new skills in fun and interactive exercises. Own your words and learn how to influence others through them.

GERMAN WORKSHOPS

May 08, from 4:30 pm

 

Ticket sales end 2 hours before the workshop begins

Zoom Links will be sent by email about 1.5 hours before the workshop begins

All workshops always start at the same time

ADRIAN KLEIN

ADRIAN KLEIN

Munich

WORKSHOP 01
ROCK YOUR BODY


Our body has so much potential. We not only look good, we also sound good.

Therefore it is time to discover our own sound.

An introduction to the world of body percussion.

TORSTEN VOLLER

Hamburg

WORKSHOP 02
EMOTIONAL AND HONEST FIGURES


In my workshop I would like to work with the participants on short scenes that are carried by calm, honesty and real emotions.

It is important to endure breaks and to be with the partner.

Together I would like to try out to what extent the video conference tool does not hinder our scenes - but can support much more.

ULRICH JUNGBLUT

Wiesbaden

WORKSHOP 03

ACTIVE AGGRESSIVE - MORE CREATIVE ENERGY, LESS BATTLES

How to express yourself more effectively to your team, release more energy and keep falling in love with them - and help them do the same.

Proven communication patterns for a strong, healthy and squeaky-happy ensemble.

CHRISTL SITTENAUER
 

Zurich

WORKSHOP 04

MONOLOGIST - DISCOVER WHAT TO SAY IF NO ONE INTERRUPTS YOU

This course combines improvisation and theater techniques with each other. What is a monologue and when and why is it best to use it? Do I always have to talk in the monologue?

We want to discover these and many more questions and use body language, storytelling and performance techniques, vocal variations and associations. At the end of the two hours you should go to your next ZOOM show or rehearsal with lots of new ideas.

ILKA LUZA

Dusseldorf

WORKSHOP 05

ZOOM - THE SOAP OPERA (SEQUENCE 1)

We are concerned with figure finding and how we can stay true to the figures we develop. All players will play their own role in different family clans and meet the others in this role. This workshop ends in a fictional zoom call between branches of the family that are currently unable to meet directly. We'll invent characters, keep family secrets and build relationships (or destroy them forever) - in short: a big soap opera on a small screen!

BEATRIX BRUNSCHKO

Graz

WORKSHOP 06

20 SQUARE METERS

 

The Austrian government orders that every person entering a theater must always have 20 square meters of free space around them.

1 person and 20 square meters of meeting-free zone, an empty but safe space.

For sure? Well then let's see what can happen to a person in 2 hours on 20 square meters. You and your 20 square meters, watched from a safe distance from the others on their 20 square meters.

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