IMPROV' WORKSHOPS - The Courtyard Playhouse The Courtyard Playhouse

IMPROV’ WORKSHOPS

DON'T PANIC
20 April - 31 May | Saturdays
11:30 am - 1:30 pm **SOLD OUT**

Fees: 1 680 AED (Six 2 hour sessions + Showcase + Social)

SPIRIT
20 April - 31 May | Saturdays
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Fees: 1 680 AED (Six 2 hour sessions + Showcase + Social)

STORYTELLING
20 April - 31 May | Saturdays
4:30 am - 6:30 pm

Fees: 1 680 AED (Six 2 hour sessions + Showcase + Social)

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DON'T PANIC!

- AN INTRO TO IMPROV'

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 course is great for people who love to be on stage and want to learn the core elements of improvised theatre, or for business people learning to feel comfortable with public speaking, or anyone who wants to have fun while learning to be more spontaneous, creative, playful, open and aware. Follow up this section with the PLATFORM & SPIRIT  section.

SPIRIT

Are you developing a growing appetite for improvisation? SPIRIT is a course of improv' training that you will keep coming back to.  Always something new, SPIRIT will push your skills and help you develop beyond the level you are currently exploring.  There will be balanced components of games, narrative, character,  theory, practice, play and personal development aiming you towards stage performance. This section of improv' training will adapt to the needs of the class and is geared to those who have explored the introduction course, “DON’T PANIC!”

STORYTELLING

This workshop will concentrate on the important element of Story.  The Story is everything.  As with the SPIRIT section of the Playhouse Improv’ 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 improv’ can be explored after the course, “SPIRIT”.

MUSICAL IMPROV

In improvised theatre we see our characters go through a broad range of emotions. Usually, we express these emotions too flatly with simple words. If we're really into the moment, facial expressions and body language enter the scene. But when we really want to show the audience how we are feeling, the musician can come to the rescue and allow you to burst out into song. In this workshop, we focus on our confidence and some techniques for improvising songs. It is not a music or singing course, but an intensive workshop exploring our characters’ emotions in song.

This workshop will be taught by Bart Van Loon.