Wed, 02 Dec|
IRL COURSE - Improvisation Level 1
We welcome you to improvisational comedy in this 8-week course focused on the basics!
Time & Location
02 Dec 2020, 19:00 – 03 Feb 2021, 21:00
Q-Factory, Atlantisplein 1, 1093 NE Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the Event
Taught by Huib van der Gaag
19-21h - Wednesdays
02 Dec - 16 Dec - HOLIDAY BREAK - 06 Jan - 03 Feb
Graduation show - 05 Feb
This introductory class is perfect for complete beginners, you do not need prior experience in acting, comedy or improv. In fact, trying to be funny usually doesn't work in improvisation. Letting the funny happen spontaneously is normally where the laughs come in.
We create a fun and supportive atmosphere in our improv classes where students learn improv's core principal Yes-And: listen, accept and support. As a team you will improvise stories one word at a time, sell soap that sings, host a TV show and speak expertly about 5G, tropical turtles or whatever else the audience throws at you!
A 2-hr improvisation class starts with some silly and fun improv warm-up exercises to loosen the body and mind. We move on to skill-based exercises and finish off with improvised games and scenes where we apply the skills we've learned.
In Improvisation Level 1 you will:
- retrain your brain to quiet the inner critic
- get energized after 2 hours of lively improv exercises and games
- learn how to play improv games with a single word as a suggestion
- learn how to focus and follow your scene partner(s)
- nurture that team vibe that helps the group create something from nothing
- surprise yourself when you stop thinking and see what the moment produces
- learn how to be more confident and own your space
- learn to let yourself go and trust the team will get to the funny together
- challenge yourself by trying something and being a beginner again
This course has even more to offer: a graduation show at the end of the 8-week class, FREE easylaughs Friday shows* and Sunday workshops* for the duration of class and crazy good times with soon-to-be good friends.
easylaughs improv comedy course in Amsterdam and in English.
*Please note: We offer free shows and workshops when available. We are currently limited to the amount of people we can accommodate due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are also subject to show and/or workshop cancellations due to COVID-19.
If COVID measures don't allow class to continue in person, we will continue class online.
IRL COURSE - Improv Level 1