Improv Is Fun! Beginner’s Comedy Improv
Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Improv Is Fun! Beginner’s Comedy Improv

"Thanks for making my Thursday nights so fun, Vic!" Tara, participant, Summer 2017.

If you fancy trying improv but are worried you might find it too challenging or scary, this five-week course is for you! Vic's sessions at the Mary Ward Centre are well known to be a fun and friendly introduction to comedy improvisation.

“What a fantastic teacher you are. I feel so lucky.” Sam, participant Spring 2017

You don't need comedy, improvisation 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 the laughs come naturally from the situation. This is a safe and inclusive class where you'll surprise yourself at your inventiveness and wit.

This course is exceptionally good value for money. The five Thursday sessions, from Thursday 5 October, are taught by DDG's Victoria Hogg at Mary Ward Centre, Queen's Square, W1CN 3AQ. Victoria Hogg gained an MA in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths in 2016 and is an experienced improviser. She has trained most recently with Keith Johnstone and been taught by various schools and teachers including iO West, UCB, Second City, Monkey Toast, The Nursery Theatre, Spontaneity Shop and Hoopla. Vic co-runs south London's loved and respected weekly improv jam DDG Improv and provides improv-for-business and applied improv / theatre sessions through her company The Offer Bank.


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Beginner’s Improv: Arts, Business and Beyond...
Nov
8
6:30pm 6:30pm

Beginner’s Improv: Arts, Business and Beyond...

“The course was run in exceptionally well. We were all made to feel immediately comfortable, which meant we were able to push through a large amount of exercises at a good pace without feeling intimidated by the more challenging tasks.” Adam, participant, Spring 2017

Improvisation is routinely taught on renowned MBA courses worldwide and this course is ideal for anyone who wants to enhance their presentation, collaboration or creative skills. Over six weeks you'll enjoy comedy improv with supportive new friends at the most prestigious arts and performance college in London.

Designed to inspire confidence and give a clear grounding in performance skills, this six-week course allows every participant to contribute imaginatively – without even trying. You'll learn how to be comfortable on stage by yourself and how to support the group and scene partners effortlessly – all in a safe, fun environment. Laughter and comedy come naturally from the truth of the scenes and games played. This course promotes the type of thinking that will engender problem-solving, creativity and charisma in contemporary business and performance.

“I really enjoyed it! Great teacher, lovely supportive classmates, brilliant format. A lot of fun.” Dom, participant, Autumn 2016

Sessions take place in a fantastic studio space at Goldsmiths College in New Cross. It's a practical, physical course but don't worry – absolutely no theatre, improv or comedy experience is necessary and there is no pressure 'to be funny'. Laughter and comedy come naturally from the truth of the scenes and the games played.

The sessions take place across six Wednesdays, starting 8 November. They're taught by DDG Improv’s Victoria Hogg. Vic gained her MA in Applied Theatre from Goldsmiths in 2016 and has been taught most recently by godfather of modern impro Keith Johnstone and by various schools including iO West, UCB, Second City, Monkey Toast, Spontaneity Shop, The Nursery Theatre and Hoopla. Vic is an applied theatre practitioner in socially engaged fields and runs improvisation-for-business sessions through her company The Offer Bank.

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Beginners Comedy Improv: Arts, Business and Beyond
May
24
to Jun 28

Beginners Comedy Improv: Arts, Business and Beyond

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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Beginners Comedy Improv:    For Arts, Business & Beyond...
Feb
22
to Mar 29

Beginners Comedy Improv: For Arts, Business & Beyond...

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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.

Please email Vic at ddgimprov@gmail.com with questions.
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Beginners Comedy Improv: Improv Is Fun!
Feb
9
to Mar 16

Beginners Comedy Improv: Improv Is Fun!

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.

Please email Vic at ddgimprov@gmail.com with questions. 
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Commedia Dell'Arte Workshop
Feb
4
10:30am10:30am

Commedia Dell'Arte Workshop

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.

Please email Vic at ddgimprov@gmail.com with questions.
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