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A great introduction to the richly hilarious art form that is improv. This course is designed to enhance presentation/performance, stimulate imagination and increase collaboration skills while having a lot of fun with new friends. No performance or comedy experience necessary.
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It's no accident that improvisation is now routinely taught on renowned MBA courses worldwide. If you want to try comedy improv at the most prestigious arts and performance college in London, this course is for you. Sessions take place in a great studio space at Goldsmiths, University of London. The six-week course will stretch you to become a confident, creative and imaginative participant and collaborator. It's a practical, physical course but don't worry - absolutely no theatre, improv or comedy experience is necessary. It's extremely supportive and lots of fun; you'll meet new friends and surprise yourself. This course promotes the type of thinking that engenders problem-solving, creativity and charisma in contemporary business and performance.
The 2.5-hour sessions over six Wednesdays starting 22nd February are taught by DDG's Victoria Hogg and take place at Goldsmiths College, New Cross, SE14 6NW.
Victoria Hogg gained an MA in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths in 2016 and has five years' improv experience. She has trained with UCB, Second City, Monkey Toast, Spontaneity Shop and Hoopla among others.
This course is a fun and friendly introduction to comedy improvisation. You don't need to have any comedy, improv or performance experience - you'll learn everything in the room while playing games and creating scenes with new friends. There's no pressure to be funny! You'll find that the laughs come naturally from the situation. This is a safe and inclusive class where you will surprise yourself at your inventiveness and wit.
The two-hour sessions over six Thursdays in February and March are taught by DDG's Victoria Hogg at Mary Ward Centre, Queen's Square, W1CN 3AQ.
This is an exciting and packed one-day workshop with international commedia dell'arte expert Didi Hopkins. Didi will take you through the history, characters and traits of Italy's ancient performance form. Gain a grounding in the commedia tradition and explore your own performance potential. Learn how to improvise as part of a typical commedia company and gain concrete experience of the archetypes that underpin most contemporary comedy. The day is a masterclass in technique via a focus on the body. If you are a comedy writer, performer or fan then Commedia dell'Arte is a brilliant and unique way to extend your practice. No performance experience is necessary but this will be a physical class.
The class is all Saturday 4th February in New Cross.