BECAUSE THEY MAKE UP EVERYTHING!
We’re no scientists, but we do practice a system of play that's structured like an atom...
We start by developing the principles of our unique philosophy in The IMPROV Mind-Set, which is centre to the skill-set we develop and the style we cultivate in The IMPROV Life Hack, The IMPROV Tool-Kit and The IMPROV Playbook. Each of these components are developed in Intensive Workshops and 6-week Evening Courses.
Life conditions us to safeguard our futures,
to overburden our choices, and to punish ourselves for our failures.
In that sense, The IMPROV Mind-Set is the perfect antidote to life…
This lively and enlightening programme combines improv exercises, theatre games and scene work to dissipate the fears that ruin our talents – embracing the pleasure in risk, and the pay-off of failure. In doing so, we reacquaint self-proclaimed ‘dull’ and ‘untalented’ people with their innately creative and brilliant selves. Free of inhibitions, ready in focus, we're making things happen with the greatest of ease and the utmost joy in our life-enhancing philosophy of play. So, live a little. Learn a little. Laugh a lot!
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF ANY KIND IS REQUIRED.
It's back to basics, and it's all to play for.
Come as you are, and PREPARE TO BE UNPREPARED.
Some of the skills The IMPROV Mind-Set focusses on include:
Spontaneity, being in the moment . // . Discovery . // . Free Association and Lateral Thinking . // . Trusting and following your impulses . // . Building confidence in your own abilities, and growing . // . confidence in contributing them . // . Exercising trust, deep listening, high-level communication and truthful connection . // . Collaborating as part of a hive-mind . // . Releasing your creative flow through a dynamic and supportive group of lovely, like-minded individuals
Life is comic, and tragic, and complicated. Life is bleak, and outrageous, and profound.
Life is high stakes, and low blows, and rising tyranny, and fallen heroes,
and LIFE – as it happens – is worthy of staging…
The IMPROV Life Hack holds a magnifying glass up to human nature, allowing us to bring our unconscious behaviours into consciousness, so we can use our findings as assets in bringing life to the stage with Authentic Characters, Truthful Relationships, Meaningful Stories and Memorable Moments in improvised theatre.
PRE-REQUISITE: The IMPROV Mind-Set
PLEASE NOTE: We don't strictly require that participants have prior experience. However, we strongly recommend that participants have completed The IMPROV Mind-Set (or an equivalent foundation course in improv) before participating in The IMPROV Life Hack.
Knowing who are you are and making truthful choices . // . identifying 'the other' . // . The World around your characters . // . Original & Observed Character Creation // Social & Personal Status . // . Complimentary & Parallel Characters . // . Points of View . // . Emotional Truth & Reaction . // . Relationships . // . Our Narrative Approach . // . Story-Killers