The ICC Level 1A – INTRO TO IMPROV 1 of 2
Dates: February 12th, 19th, 26th and March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
Time: Tuesdays, 17:00 – 19:30
Location: ICC Theatre, Frederiksholms Kanal 2
Teacher: Jay Sukow
Price includes one class trip together to one of the ICC shows, student discounts, and awesome new friends
In our Level 1A FUNdamentals class, you’ll learn “YES! AND…!”, the main philosophy of accepting and building. You’ll also learn the other building blocks of improvisation, listening, staying present, ensemble, support, deferring judgment and, most importantly, fun.
“What is improv?” At its heart, improvisation is about working together as a team to create something wonderful in the moment. Improv is literally for everyone because it’s all about having fun and improving as a person. It’s a great way to push the boundaries of your comfort zone in a positive and supportive environment. Remember, every second of every day is improvised. So you’re already doing it, whether you know it or not.
Why is it called Level 1A? It’s where you learn the building blocks of improvisation.
“What do I need to bring?”
* Clothing that you can move easily in
* A bottle of water
* An open mind and an eagerness to explore.
“Will there be a performance?” Nope.
“What do we do?” Each week we will introduce you to new exercises and challenges to help you become more aware, a better listener, and more confident in a safe and supportive atmosphere. You will also begin to understand the importance of supporting others, being open and accepting.
“Who can take this class?” Anyone 18 years old and over.
“How long is this class?” 7 week sessions with each class lasting 2.5 hours – 18 hours in total.
“What’s the value of this?” You’ll learn improv skills and philosophies which will improve your life: confidence, better listening, staying in the moment, working with an ensemble, creativity and problem solving, trusting yourself, becoming a better public speaker and more comfortable around people. Improv also helps you become comfortable with the uncomfortable. Plus, it’s amazingly fun.
“Do I have to be funny?” Absolutely not, but you might be. It’s more about adding skills to who you already are rather than trying to be funny.
“Should I sign up?” YES! AND you’ll learn how to do all of this in a positive, safe and fun environment. Reward yourself with a bit of fun!
About the teacher:
Jay Sukow is the Artistic Director and Head of Training at the ICC Theatre. He is a graduate of the training centers of The Second City, The Second City NW, iO Chicago and ComedySportz Chicago. He trained with Stephen Colbert, Dave Razowsky, Steve Carell, Keith Johnstone, Del Close, Jon Favreau, Mick Napier and others.
Jay has been a teacher at The Second City Chicago, The Second City Hollywood, iO Chicago, M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater (where he was also head of their artistic committee), ComedySportz Chicago and Today Improv.
He performed over 2 years at Second City Northwest, has been on several house teams at iO Chicago, and was an ensemble member of ComedySportz Chicago, where he also toured the world.
Additionally, he has taught and performed at The CIIF, The BIG IF4, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the New Orleans Comedy Festival, Club Med and the Del Close Marathon. He co-hosts “Improvcast with Jay and Landon” and has been a guest on several others including “Tales from the Teacher’s Lounge”, “Improv Yak”, “Improv Nerd with Jimmy Carrane” “ADD Comedy with Dave Razowsky” and was featured in the improv documentary “Whether the Weather.”
Still not sure?…….. WATCH THE VIDEO “WHY JOIN AN IMPROV CLASS?”
“It is easily the greatest thing in Copenhagen.”
“My lifesaver in keeping my spirits high.”
“I have never laughed so much in one day!”
“Great atmosphere, great teacher, amazing energy”
“You learn so much about the techniques of improv, that you can even apply in everyday life, go out of your comfort zone and having great fun doing it.
“If you’re on the fence, say your first of many yeses and give improv a shot!”
“I had a blast learning from Improv Comedy Copenhagen!”