In 2017, Impro ACT will proudly present a wide range of advanced classes. Full details of each class are provided below.
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TERM 3, 2017
Mondays from July 17 – Sep 4, 7:00pm-9:30pm, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
Learn to jump in to create vivid group scenes with environments, props, zoos, armies, without making a mess. Apply these techniques to classic epic genres; Greek, Roman, Biblical, etc. Empower yourself with the stagecraft and confidence to contribute to any scene with playfulness and power, to seize the focus and to send it. You are EPIC! (more info at bottom of page)
Thursdays from Aug 3 – Sep 14, 7:00pm-9:30pm, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres
You CAN sing! You CAN dance! You CAN provide musical accompaniment! You CAN respond to music in scene work! In one of our most popular and requested courses, you’ll prove to yourself the truth of these four statements, wharever you are at on your musical or improvising journey, right now. You’ll never be afraid of musical improv again, and you’ll grow to produce it in simple, yet sophisticated, ways. (more info at bottom of page)
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FUll COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
“Epic Improv” led by Nick Byrne with special guests
Everyone loves to see those huge, collaborate performances, where it seems all the improvisers are working seamlessly and supportively together, to create environments, crowds, armies, an opera chorus. They take on inanimate objects, animate animals, lift and climb on each other, vocalise in unison or create acoustic soundtracks. The result is truly epic.
How do we translate these skills into creating classic epic genres of genuinely Biblical proportions; Ancient Greek Theatre, Roman chariot races, major battles, and more? Who takes the leading role, or how is it shared? How do we play the big scenes, when the whole gang is on stage, and not have a complete mess?
When you answer these questions in “Epic Improv”, you’ll feel more confident, diving into each other’s scenes to provide additional support, and more likely to start scenes yourself. You’ll learn to seize the focus, and send it to others with the maximum power of stagecraft. You’ll discover how to move and position your body for different affect and style, and how to easily develop poetic language to enter classic genres.
Become an Epic Improviser!
“The Music In You” led by Nick Byrne with special guests
You CAN sing! You CAN dance! You CAN provide musical accompaniment! You CAN respond to music in scene work! In one of our most popular and requested courses, you’ll prove to yourself the truth of these four statements, whatever point you are at on your musical or improvising journey, right now. You’ll never be afraid of musical improv again, and you’ll grow to produce it in simple, yet sophisticated, ways.
To sing; you’ll find your own voice, rather than what you think it might be, and discover simple comfort zones and initial structures/techniques that allow anyone to successfully produce musical vocals, and giving you the freedom to improvise from this platform. You’ll learn that creating lyrics is as simple as using your existing impro techniques, and learn new ones, as well.
To dance; you only have to move and make each other look good, and you’ll gain the freedom from feeling awkward, when music is utilised on stage.
To accompany; you’ll learn to play and deploy music, with found objects, your body, and real instruments, regardless of whether you’ve ever played them before.
To respond; you’ll discover vivid ways to capitalise in regular scene work, when music is being played.
For those interested, this course is scheduled on Thursdays, so we can go to Karaoke afterwards, too! Hurry folks – lots are asking about this course
See you in class!!