ICC Theatre Level 1B – Intro to Improv (Course 2 out of 2)
Dates: December 10th, 17th; January 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
Time: Mondays, 19:30-22:30
Location: ICC Theatre, Frederiksholms Kanal 2
Teacher: Gordon Torbet
Price includes one class trip together to one of the ICC shows, student discounts, and 15 new awesome friends
The second part of the ICC “Introduction to improv” curriculum, 1B expands on the important elements of improvised scene building (Characters, Yes, and… Storytelling, editing, tag-ins, cut-to’s and other techniques) and how to support the other people in your team to help create instantaneous humour from everyday observations.
What will I learn?
In Improv Level 1B, you start learning techniques such as using imaginary objects (we never use props on stage!), making intelligent connections, how to develop characters and how to start and build a scene from nothing.
What will I do in this class?
You will do a range of fun exercises that focus on using your first instinct, coming up with creative ideas, and working as part of a team. You will also continue supporting each other and building on each other’s ideas to create unique comic moments.
Who can take this class?
Level 1B is only available as a continuation of the Level 1A course and therefore has the same age requirements (minimum 18 years).
How long is this class?
Level 1B 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 notepad and pen to take down the knowledgeable gems of your teacher, and an open mind.
Will there be a performance?
As this is the culmination of the Level 1 course (L1A and L1B), there will be a performance at the end of the course. But it will be only to an invited audience of fellow improvisers and your family and friends – so no need to stress!
Why is this class important?
After completing Level 1B, you will have a basic foundation of Improv technique which will prepare you for Levels 2 through to 5. You will be more confident in your creative and expressive abilities, and you will also have found a group of close friends who you will want to hang out with (we guarantee it!)
Gordon gained a BA Hons in Performance Arts in 1992 (Leeds University). Throughout the mid ‘90s he worked principally as an actor/director in the UK with his own company NODO.He has broad experience of conducting workshop on topics such as mask work, understanding status transactions onstage, physical theatre technique, bringing Elizabethan plays to life, and character development through method and physical exploration.Gordon has also worked in TV and video production as scriptwriter, producer, cameraman, and editor for a wide range of product and content providers. As a trained improviser, Gordon has performed with the Improv Comedy Copenhagen Theatre for over 2 years and is a member of the ICC Main Team ‘Meanwhile Back at the Lab’. He is also Head of ICC Production – the video arm of ICC – and teaches various levels of the ICC Improv curriculum.