Improvisation theatre, often called "improv", is a theatrical creation without a pre-written text, without rehearsals by the actors. In improvisational theatre, the actor is (simultaneously) a playwright, director, set designer, and actor. Improvising means bringing together the act of creation and its production at the same time.
With improv, students can develop:
- short-term memory
- constant attention to others
- a sense of spontaneity
- awareness of the present moment: accepting it, then transforming it as one pleases
- ability to get out of one's comfort zone
GENERAL CLASS CONTENT
- Two forms of theatrical improvisation theatre will be proposed: the Improv Match and the improvisation show
- Learning and practicing the ten basic principles of improvisation designed by its founding masters
- Training in spontaneity, emotional control, body adaptability, imagination, ability to construct a story and to work as a team
- Development of individual skills, listening ability, and self-confidence
Throughout the year, depending on the group's preferences and strengths, the teacher will propose public presentations within ATH and/or other venues.