The ICC Level 5 – THE ADVANCED HAROLD
Dates: November 21st, 28th; December 5th, 12th, 19th and January 2nd
Time: Wednesdays, 17:30 – 20:30
Location: ICC Training Centre, Løngangstræde 37B, København
Teacher: Jay Sukow
This includes a class trip to the ICC Theatre (free show). This is the advanced ‘Harold’ course which will define for your team the type of Harold you want to perform and how you run a show. Level 5 is as much technical as creative, looking at the performer’s relationship with the audience, and the practicalities of putting on a long-form performance as a team.
What will I learn?
You will hone physical performance skills with the audience perspective in mind, work on stage pictures, tempo adjustment, mirroring scenes, different types of edit, in fact, any number of techniques that can make your Harold as diverse and interesting as possible.
What will I do in this class?
As well as continuing to apply all the skills you have acquired so that they become second nature to you, under the constant coaching of your teacher you will run shows and analyze them, try different approaches, analyze those, to really get under the skin of what makes a great ‘Harold’ Improv show. Practice makes perfect!
Who can take this class?
Level 5 is only available as a continuation from the Level 4 course and therefore has the same age requirements (minimum 18 years).
How long is this class?
Level 5 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 gems of knowledge from your teacher, and an open mind.
Will there be a performance?
There will be a performance at the end of the course which will be to an invited audience of fellow improvisers and your family and friends.
Why is this class important?
Level 5 will give you and your team the confidence to perform in front of an audience of strangers. You will ‘know’ the Harold format and consistently deliver quality shows. As a team, you will have a bond that few other activities can offer. You will feel invincible. It’s showtime!
ABOUT JAY SUKOW:
Jay has taught and performed improv professionally for over 25 years and is the founder of Today Improv, where he teaches improv to actors, business, and everybody else, all over the world. He is currently on faculty at M.i.’s Westside Comedy Theater and The Second CityHollywood. Jay was a faculty member of The Second City Chicago, iO Chicago (where he was also head of their artistic committee) and ComedySportz Chicago, and has taught and performed throughout the world, including the BIG IF4, Copenhagen International Improv Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the New Orleans Comedy Festival, Club Med and the Del Close Marathon. He currently performs with the house team Lucy at Westside Comedy Theater as well as their faculty group.