Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Workshops #2

Improv for Beginners

The journey to the unknown starts off the discovery and exploration of improvisation with Nathan's focus of play and playfulness. Throughout the workshop we get to know the players and discover the unknown together and exploring what improv is and playing with this art form. Covering topics from Keith Johnstone, Viola Spolin and some from the infamous Nathan Keates (amongst others). By the end of the workshop you should have a good understanding of the basics in art form of improvisation and can stroll through the wonders that are your journey to the unknown.
We call the process the 'journey to the unknown' because no one can tell you how to improvise and everyone has a different 'journey' or process to finding their approach that suits them.

200e (3 hour Workshop)
350e (Full day 6 hour Workshop)

Musical Improv: A Cappella

Release the sensation of the highest quality through musical improvisation. Push your skills and get out your way, as spontaneous songs burst out of you. In the workshop, we discover the roots of creating astonishment in your audience with the explosive chorus, tender verses and brilliant bridges. The exploration of a capella urges the performers to engage in the utmost co-operation and group mind. In this way, the need to play with each other is highly important. The session covers creating an opening number into the story to a grand ending using wonderful spontaneous choreography and sublime songs. No need to be a singer if you just go for gold!

220e (3 Hour Team Workshop)

Shut-Up and be Silent: make everything from the nothing

In the quiet, there is the physical. In the scene, there is the tonality. In the air, there is the everything. This everything can be read, said without words and communicated thoroughly. Bodies are subtle and radiate more than words. Even the exaggerated has its form and utility. Showing a simple gesture, motion or stillness grips and gauges. The forms this leads to are clown, soundtracking, physical theatre forms, mindful scenework and more.

200e (3 Hour Team Workshop)

Improv for Autism

Improvisation is a great asset to self development. Applying the techniques and skills to people on the spectrum, Autism Spectrum Conditions, has many advantageous qualities. The quadrant of impairment can easily demonstrate how improv is a natural tool to slowly, step-by-step, challenge a person on the spectrum. The quadrant is: rigidity of thought, social and emotional difficulties, language and communication and sensory. The only aspect improv will struggle to support is the sensory. In short, as the plan has been to write in great length on all the areas, the spontaneous art form will help people become more flexible, being in and workshopping in a group will support social, and using language and addressing scenarios and scenes will look at communication.

200e (2 hour workshop including food)

Youth Improv

Young people develop a loss of creativity or adaptability, rather, as they get older. To sustain the youthful playfulness, getting those ages into improvisation will manage to keep their growth and development to a more open and accepting nature.
Here is an article I wrote about this for The Sprout, a Cardiff-based online youth magazine. Click here.

200e (3 hour Workshop)
350e (Full day 6 hour Workshop)

For the Main classes available, see here!

1 comment:

  1. I highly recommend Nathan's workshops! He taught a full day workshop in Brussels and it was amazing, I've never seen my group perform better. He somehow pushed us beyond our limits. It was great fun, I was laughing so hard my face hurt. Looking forward to having you in Brussels again:)
    Dona

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