The ICC Level 1 – INTRO TO IMPROV 1 of 2
Dates: August 18th,25th, September 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
Time: Sundays, 12:45- 15:15
Location: ICC Training Center, Løngangstræde 37B
Teacher: Marius Lathey
Price includes one class trip together to one of the ICC shows, student discounts, and new awesome 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
“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.
Marius is one of our veteran performers at the ICC Theatre and also a teacher at the ICC Training Centre.
He has been with the ICC since May 2016 as a performer and a teacher, working with hundreds of students. He has thrown himself into improv comedy with a background in dance & theatre
Marius Lathey has appeared in short films, commercials and music videos and played the lead role in the critically acclaimed theatre play The Pillowman.
Still not sure?…….. WATCH THE VIDEO “WHY JOIN AN IMPROV CLASS?”