5 Day Workshop on Improvisation in Performance
When we improvise we are engaged with the space and passage of time in each unfolding moment. In this workshop, we will use our sense-ability to track & engage the moving and/or voicing body, and experience the act of performing/being. We will work with embodied presence and explore the agility of the imagination through exercises that are simple, playful, and challenging. Building one’s awareness is an essential part of this “sense-ability’. Becoming more aware of the body experience helps each performer become more aware of their performing. The constellation of sensations, feeling states/moods and ideas that may arise are all part of this process.
Our focus is the inescapable musicality of each moment-to-moment experience, the space and time inside solo/ensemble/duet work, and body generated sound and language. We will be using the body as the source material for spontaneous expression, physically, vocally and verbally. The goal is to develop performers who possess the vitality, sense-ability, and daring instincts of great improvisers, and who can to translate those qualities into any creative work they undertake.Action Theater™ is a physical theater improvisation training which expands individual expressive range, builds ensemble awareness, and offers performers a clear, structured form in which to play with abandon. By integrating the kinesthetic intelligence of dance with the emotive nature of acting, Action Theater™ helps students access imaginative impulses. The training builds vocal, verbal, and physical performance skills, hones awareness and increases expressive range.
This workshop is open to everyone, with or without prior improvisation experience.