In the MasterClass, advanced improvisers and stage professionals are in the right place: we delve deeply into the respective topics. An individual course concept tailored to the participants will be realized on site. The 12 participants receive a particularly intensive coaching. In about 33 workshop hours with two inspiring trainers, you can discover new sides of yourself and unleash more skills. The siesta in the afternoon offers time for reflection, the beach, a trip to picturesque towns or for discussions with the other participants and coaches.
This workshop is very close to my heart and has been taught with great acclaim from participants and festival organizers here in Australia, London, Amsterdam, Toronto, Wurzburg, Berlin, Gothenburg and Rome.
The overall themes of the workshop are - Romantic love, sex and intimacy in relationships and how can we apply these concepts to our improvisation without wimping out, freaking out or freaking your partner out!
How do we give our audience the gift of a truly romantic love scene/story whether it be hilarious or serious.
How do we electrify them with our performers sexual energy without being explicit!!
How do we break their hearts like Shakespeare did in Romeo and Juliet?
How can we create that kind of intensity in our impro?
Why don’t we ever hear honest conversations around sex in our scenes?
We see it all the time in film, theatre and in music, why not impro!
My idea is to create a relaxed and safe environment were performers can explore these concepts in scene work. I created this workshop because I felt like there was a need for the exploration of this work after seeing so many scenes wimped out on when it came to performer commitment to love scene.
The workshop is designed to help improvisers explore their fears around intimacy on stage, practice their acting skills when it comes to love scene’s, build trust and break down barriers with an ensemble and impro partners. I ask improvisers to share their fears around performing intimate scenes. I challenge them to separate themselves from their character to be able to fulfil their characters journey. I always assure improvisers; I never push people into anything they are not ready for. After some discussion around the idea of love, sex and intimacy (we also discuss how to stage kiss) we go through a series of heart-warming exercises designed to build trust, playfulness and intensity in energy. Then we run through a series of scenes based around relationships - from love at first sight, taking someone home, kissing scenes (this is as far as physical intimacy goes in the workshop!) confessions of love, husband/wife or life partners, to elderly love, dealing with losing love, breakups, cheating, rejected in love and forgiveness in relationships.
Performing love scenes is a skill like any other that can be learned, it just takes trust, bravery, honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and a willingness to take risks that perhaps you have never taken before.
The Impro-Hotel MasterClass is for every professional in improv theatre: We emphasize intensive workshops respectively special interests for advanced actors. An individual and fitting concept to each and every participant will be realized on Majorca. The participants will be supported by and intensive coaching.
For a consistent and high level of the courses, there must be an application for the MasterClass. The application will be checked by the trainers, who will contact the applicant within 7 days. (If accepted by the trainers the booking is binding.) The following criteria are crucial for the decision:
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from 10.00 h Bus-shuttle Airport Palma (schedule 10, 13, 15, 18 and 20.00 h)
08.00 h Breakfast buffet
starting at 06.00 h Shuttles to Airport Palma
(we recommend flight departure times later than 10.00 h)