The ICC Level 1 – INTRO TO IMPROV 1 of 2
Dates: July 31st, August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, September 4th
Time: Mondays 6pm-9pm
One of the amazing things about Improv is that it is for everyone. Whatever your age, occupation or stage in life, Improv will be beneficial to you. Improv is a great way to push yourself and push your boundaries of your comfort zone. And at the same time have fun doing it.
We aim to increase and better your awareness, confidence and creativity, and enable you to be comfortable being playful, open and supportive in any life situation… all in a positive, safe and fun environment. This confidence and interactive and creative skills will help reach your highest goals in life.
We all live in an unscripted world. Come and learn the skills to thrive in it.
What will I learn?
In Improv Level 1A, you start to learn the skills needed to create strong improvised scenes. Some of these skills include learning agreement, active listening, building on ideas, playing truthfully and smartly, working as an ensemble, giving and taking focus, object work, and the concept of “yes, and.”
What will I do in this class?
You will do a lot of different fun exercises to help you think and work better as part of a team. You will also begin to understand the importance of supporting each other and being accepting of other’s ideas. You will then start to work on the basics of creating funny and fully improvised scenes.
Who can take this class?
Level 1A is best suited to adults above the age of 18, purely because we expect you to come with a bit of life experience that you can share.
How long is this class?
Level 1A is a 6-week course with each session lasting 3 hours.
What do I need to bring?
All you need to bring with you is clothing that you can move easily in and an open mind.
Will there be a performance?
Because this is your first step into the world of Improv, we don’t expect you to perform at the end of the Level 1A course.
Why is this class important?
All our students have different reasons for doing Improv: some want to perform comedy, some want to expand their social network, some want to prepare themselves for public speaking, some just want to rediscover the notion of ‘play’. But we promise that you will become far more creative, attentive, and open to everyone around you, both in and outside of class. Sometimes you just need to reward yourself with a bit of fun!
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
“Improv changed my life” is a sentence Rolando Yunquera often says when asked what improv means to him. He is living proof of what hard work, dedication and devotion can do. He is an ICC graduate, part of the ICC ensemble and member of the ICC house teams – Only Human, Suggestion 3 and The ICC Touring Company. He is also an ICC faculty member, improv teacher and an active member of the ICC 2017 festival planning and managing team. Needless to say, he is a known character and personality in the ICC community.