IMPROV' WORKSHOPS - The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard Playhouse

IMPROV’ WORKSHOPS

STORYTELLING & NARRATIVE: Fri 5pm-7pm 21 Apr - 1 Jun 2017

DON'T PANIC: Sat 11am-1pm  22 Apr - 1 Jun 2017

PLATFORM & SPIRIT: Sat 1pm-3pm 22 Apr - 1 Jun 2017

CHARACTER & STATUS:  Sat 3pm-5pm  22 Apr - 1 Jun 2017

MUSICAL IMPROV: SING IT! - LEVEL 2: Sat 5pm-7pm 22 Apr - 1 Jun 2017

DON'T PANIC: Sat 7pm-9pm  22 Apr - 1 Jun 2017

 

DON'T PANIC!

Dip your toes into the fun, interesting and exciting waters of improvisation.  Meet others who want to try something new.  DON'T PANIC is the introduction Improvisation course that will calm your fears, make you laugh and show you that there's more to improvisation than what you might expect. (it's easier than you might expect and less pressure than you imagine).  This introduction course is great for people who are interested in an introduction to impro, or are looking at ways to develop any variety of human skills, or for business people learning to feel comfortable with public speaking, or anyone who wants to be more spontaneous, creative, playful, open and aware. Follow up this section with either the PLATFORM AND SPIRIT or the STORYTELLER section.

Fees

1500 AED

STORYTELLING & NARRATIVE

This workshop will concentrate on the important element of Story.  The Story is everything.  As with the STORYTELLING & SPIRIT section of the Playhouse Impro classes, there will still be games and character but the focus will always direct the attention to engaging the audience into the meat of the improvisation – story.  We will explore various techniques and formats that bring the audience to the edge of their seats in laughter, fear, expectation and anticipation.

This section of impro can be explored after the course, “PLATFORM”.

Fees

1500 AED

CHARACTER & STATUS

Status is the original cornerstone of Keith Johnstone’s work.  It’s often said that Keith’s greatest contribution to theatre in general is his ideas and development around Status. Status is the behavioural quality in all interaction.  It is not a constant.  You aren’t necessarily high or low status.  You are high or low relative to who or what you are interacting with at that moment.  Status moves and alters and defines our relative importance to the people and world around us.  Our friendships are defined by our comfort in altering the status relationship between ourselves and the people we are closest too.  Learning to play with status gives improvisers immediate skill in story and character that few others have. It allows teachers to teach and Business people to interact properly. Status is like the “force” in the world of Star Wars that moves and flows through and around it.  Knowing it and using it effectively is an important power to play with as an improviser.

This section of impro can be explored after the course, “STORYTELLING & NARRATIVE”.

Fees

1500 AED

MUSICAL IMPROV': SING IT!

Come and make music in the moment and add magic and joy into your life! Musical Improv’ is now a recognised theatre form with groups worldwide performing entire musicals based on audience suggestions. It’s great to watch and so much fun to perform. Whether you’ve had musical training or just enjoy singing in the shower, come to the Courtyard Playhouse and Sing it!

Fees

1500 AED