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Improv Workshop #9: "The Basics"

24/06/2017 - 11:00 à 14:00
la Fabrique de Théâtre
10, rue du Hohwald - 67000 strasbourg
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"The Basics" (beginners)

You have probably heard something about improv. Or maybe you have seen a show somewhere. And you've been wondering how can you do all those make-em-ups yourself. Hell, you may be an already seasoned improviser, yet you want to go through your baby steps once again, just to refresh those things and get a different perspective. It is time to give it a try and this is the perfect opportunity.

This 3-hour workshop will fly you through the very basics of Improv Comedy Theater to give you a good idea of what this is all about. We will show you all the fundamental tools that all improvisers use to make the magic happen. It'll be the most enjoyable 3-hours you will have spent in a long time and it will leave you dying for more improv!

About Billy KISSA from Greece:

Vasiliki Kissa is an actress, won over by Improv Theater. After attempting to adapt to a “normal” career, studying Tourism Management in Heraklion, Crete, she returned to Athens to follow her first and great desire, acting.

Since then things have been getting better and better! After graduating “Theater of Arts, Karolos Koun”, she performed to her first play as a professional actress and at the same time she crossed paths with Improv Theater. It was love at first sight. She dove into the world of improv head first and, having completed ImproVIBE’s training, she took her first steps towards teaching improv. Within 4 years she was trained by numerous instructors and performed in Greece, Belgium, Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA and Turkey.

P.A.F. 25€

Improv Workshop #4: "The Bench"

22/06/2017 - 15:00 à 18:00
la Fabrique de Théâtre
10, rue du Hohwald - 67000 strasbourg
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"The Bench" (All levels)

The Bench is a slow improv format that we heavily work on. We believe in the beauty of taking things slowly on stage. Discovering the little elements that make a difference and can feed our impulses is what trains our observation skills and helps us read our scene partner much better and in much more depth. Ultimately, The Bench trains us to focus on building very strong relationships on stage, that take our scenes to a much deeper and meaningful level.

This workshop will do exactly as it says. Take things slow, so don't expect crazy high energy.


About Bus Kai ( Billy KISSA and Menelaos PROKOS) from Greece:

Bus Kai is an improv theater duo, passionate for creating stories with strong relationships and characters that make you want to be them. If you are not already them.

It may be just two of us, but you will see more characters develop on stage. Usually, at the same time!

We are based in Athens, Greece, and that is where we primarily teach and perform. We run ImproVIBE, Greece's first -and currently- only improv theater. Since we got together in 2012, we have been performing our weekly show non-stop, along with extra occasional appearances.
However, we often take our craft elsewhere. We've performed in many cities all around Greece. In occasion that we happened to have our passports with us, we taught and/or performed in Turkey, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Spain, Sweden, France, Estonia. We are looking forward to adding more countries to this list.

Oh, what our name means. Bus Kai (pronounced "bus ké") is a play on words for a Greek phrase, "Μπας και...", which is pronounced the same way. It means "just in case", "you never know", which we found quite relevant to our art. At that point, we thought "Hey, why not say "bus" instead of "μπας".

P.A.F. 25€

Improv Workshop #3: “The strategy behind a character”

22/06/2017 - 15:00 à 18:00
la Fabrique de Théâtre
10, rue du Hohwald - 67000 strasbourg
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“The strategy behind a character” (All levels)

Occupation, wants and dreams are not the only things that define a character. Even though we’re improvising it’s good to have a strategy for your characters growth and influence in the story you’re creating. The saying: “If you have a great character, the story will find you” is absolutely true, but to develop a character that does not get stuck in the plot twists can sometimes be devastating. In this workshop we’ll create, research and strengthen the characters.

About Kasaprs BREIDAKS from Latvia:

I've studied and performed in Chicago, The Second City. Represented Latvia in improv festivals in Denmark, Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Spain and France. I host a daily morning show on Radio SWH in Riga, Latvia and perform every week in short and long form shows. About a year ago I’ve created “The Joy of Life school” where I apply improve rules and techniques to help people become more open minded and enrich their communication skills.

P.A.F. 25€

Improv Workshop #2: "Know Yourself"

22/06/2017 - 11:00 à 14:00
la Fabrique de Théâtre
10, rue du Hohwald - 67000 strasbourg
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"Know Yourself" (Advanced)

Ever feel like nobody's ever given you an honest, constructive review of who and how you are as an improviser? Want to make things all about you - how you can learn and grow and face your obstacles? Then let's get personal! This workshop is all about the people who take it. By using some intense exercises that push you to your limits and bring out the real you, we'll get to know one another and lovingly shower each other with the honest and profound feedback we all need in order to keep growing. In a friendly and respectful atmosphere, we'll explore our comfort zones, our patterns, our tricks and our strengths and help each other dare forward on our personal journey as improvisers, finding our personal break-through points.

About Amir ATSMON from Israel:

All the way from Israel, Amir has been improvising for nine years and is the co-founder of ‘Lamabati’, one of the leading improv groups in Israel. Amir has spent the recent years building the improv scene in Jerusalem and performing at various festivals around Europe. He has an MA in comparative literature and is now training to be a Drama-therapist. He is the developer of the original format “Everyday Magic”, an improvised homage to the works of the Israeli author Etgar Keret.

P.A.F. 25€

Improv Workshop #1: "Voice - Your power on Stage!"

22/06/2017 - 11:00 à 14:00
la Fabrique de Théâtre
10, rue du Hohwald - 67000 strasbourg
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"Voice - Your power on Stage!" (Intermediate / advanced)

Have you ever had that feeling that when you express your emotions on stage your voice doesn’t always express the same? Is your throat often dry and does the audience have a problem to hear you ? Have you ever felt that though your stage characters may be various your voice is still the same? Your throat often hurts and you really don’t know how to control your breath and how not to pant while acting and improvising? If You answer YES at least two of the questions above… this workshop is for you!
Containing ( in a practical way ) following issues:
- work with your voice
- making your voice stronger
- exercises which help you to be heard by the audience
- using differentiate of voice-as creating a stage character
- identify and utilize bright and dark sides of voice
A number of take-away exercises for everyday use included.


About Kasia CHMARA from Poland:

Born in Bydgoszcz, Poland, Katarzyna Chmara is an actress and teacher. She graduated with an MA in acting from the Polish National Film School in Lodz in 2000.She also started the PhD in Acting in about improv the same school

Presently she works in the theatre where she teaches singing and improvisation. She herself performs with numerous improv groups, such as the popular „wymyWammy” (Bydgoszcz), the duo group „Two Sisters”, the Nowy Theatre in Lodz based theatre group „Impro Atak” as well as the European improv project „Ohana”.

At third level, Chmara directs theatre productions at the UKW, (the University of Kazimierz the Great), and also regularly leads theatre and improvisation workshops in Bydgoszcz and indeed throughout Poland. She has also trained in child education at Colaiste Stiofain Naofa College of Further Education, (Ireland), as well post-graduate studies in this same field at UKW. She also completed a postgraduate course in cultural studies during the same period.

From 2004-2009 Kasia was director of a theatre workshop for the Cork Association, (Ireland), in which she organized, produced and promoted cultural events, including production design.
From 2009 to 2011 she was the artistic coordinator for a children's' theatre group; she oversaw entire productions – both writing and directing through English.

Chmara is presently focussing on theatre improvisation. It's an art where the performer must be completely prepared for whatever the audience might throw at them.
Chmara's aim is to promote the art of improvisation, Voice control skills and improve her skills in the art itself.

P.A.F. 25€
Réservations: info@loignon.eu