Improvisation and Storytelling (6-week in person course)
Date and time
Starts Wed, 6 April 2022
19:00 – 21:00 BST
A fun and physical approach to storytelling where you will discover how to turn personal stories into short performances.
About this event
A fun and physical approach to storytelling where you will discover how to turn personal stories into short performances. This online workshop gives you basic tools to tell stories in imaginative ways. What stories blow you away?
The session includes:
- Games and warm-ups
- Improvisation training
- Storytelling techniques
Suitable for theatremakers, musicians, performers and/or directors and anyone interested in improvisation and storytelling.
Spaces are limited. The group will be small so we can keep safe whilst truly connecting with each other. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We understand that COVID-19 has impacted people’s economy so you can also pay in instalments if that is more suitable.
Do you have questions? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Bookings are now open and places can be secured by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or booking online.
Workshop facilitator: Andrea Cabrera Luna
Andrea trained as a director at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Prior to this she trained as an actor at the National School of Performing Arts in Mexico City and read English Literature and a MA in Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Andrea is a passionate theatremaker specialising in devised theatre, physical comedy and story theatre.
This workshop is designed with covid safety in mind, all activities will be offered in a well-ventilated space. In order to make it as safe as possible, we will ask you to agree to the following :
- Please do a lat flow test on days of the workshop
- Please bring a mask to use in common areas
- Wash your hands often – we’ll provide hand sanitizer
- As the space will be well ventilated, you will need to bring layers to keep warm
- Please do not attend if you have covid symptoms or a positive lateral flow or PCR test
- If you have a positive covid test within 14 days of coming to our workshop, please let us know, so we can let all the other group members and the NHS know.
- Even with all these preventative restrictions in place, we cannot guarantee a covid-free environment. Your health is ultimately your responsibility.
- If you need to cancel your place before the course begins, full refunds can only be given up until two weeks before the course starts
- Should you need to cancel your place after this date, 50% of your payment will be retained, unless your place can be suitably filled
- For drop-outs within 72 hours (3 days) of the start of the course, your full fee will be retained.
- In the event of you needing to self isolate because of suspected or actual covid, you will be able to get your money back.
- In the event of another national or local lockdown, this course will be moved to new dates.
- If you are unable to attend the rescheduled dates, then we will offer a refund.
Creative Contemporary Theatre (online 7-week term)
Explore how physicality, movement, rhythm and improvisation help you unlock inspiration and creative flow to make contemporary theatre. On the final day you will present a sketch to the group for feedback. This can be the beginning of a new storytelling/performance act that you can take forward into the next term.
During the sessions you will develop movement awareness, non-verbal storytelling, movement techniques and vocabulary (based on Lecoq and other physical theatre languages) as well as improvisational tasks and exploration of solo, duet and group acts. The sessions are designed for actors, dancers and people who are interested in movement, experimental theatre practises, collaboration and devising.
What to bring
- A water bottle
- A notebook and a pen to write down notes or personal discoveries
- You don’t need a lot of space to do this workshop, just enough to move with arms and legs outstretched (think of the size of a yoga mat).
You will need access to Zoom (www.zoom.us), and internet connection. We’ll be in touch ahead of the event by email, for more information and instructions.
Even though it’s a digital event, spaces are limited. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We have significantly reduced the price due to the impact of COVID-19.
If you have any queries or require more information, please contact email@example.com
Workshop facilitator: Andrea Cabrera Luna (MA in Performance and Culture at Goldsmiths College, University of London) is an actor, director and facilitator. Directing credits include: The Arsonists by Max Frisch, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Hotel Juárez by Victor Hugo Rascón Banda, University of Edinburgh, Assembly Roxy, 2017, Waterfront Wasteland Medea Material Landscape with Argonauts, by Heiner Müller, London, 2010.
Workshop cancellations by you:
Our workshops are priced as fairly as possible and we believe that we offer good value for money. If you are booking a workshop have a look at your diary and make sure you are available. Please note that unfortunately our workshops and classes are non-refundable. However, you may transfer it to someone else and we may also be able to offer you a voucher for a future workshop, space permitted.
FEEDBACK FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS
“This is a great class for any aspiring actor/actress. Just let yourself be open to it and you will learn a lot. Very interactive and lots of fun”
“Andrea has a useful approach that is different from my previous classes. By including body movement this gives you more focus on what you are doing and therefore improves your performance. Also the interaction in class is strong.”
“I really enjoyed Andrea’s classes. They were always fun and an interesting take on acting. She has a way of bringing things out of the work that gives you confidence and a greater understanding of the whole process.”
“Andrea is very professional and creative. I think that her course can help people to open their mind.”