Saturday 29 Aug, from 10.30 to 11.30 am.
Online Zoom meeting to share stories and ideas. Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
20 participants max (first come first serve).
Fee for 1 hour: Free
This is a conversation, not a class. For an hour we will connect and share our experiences, hopes and plans for the future, in no particular order, as we see fit.
Our wish is for the experience to be relaxed but not slouched, full of gratitude and curiosity for those who turned up and for what might come out of it. Making the space and taking the time to be in each other's presence. We might even play the odd game if it comes to that.
Remy Bertrand started teaching improvisation in the 90s and went full time in 2006. He is currently teaching at imprology, Drama Studio London and other institutions. He is the artistic director of Zootrophic, a performing improvisation ensemble, and hosts Love Explosion a monthly improvised feast open to all. Remy is also investigating improvised cinema with co-director Peter Snowdon having so far realised six improvised shorts in London and an improvised installation "The Elastic Chairs", filmed at the ERG, Bruxelles.
As well as Keith Johnstone, Viola Spolin and Del Close, his teaching is informed by Viewpoints, Playback Theatre, Action Theatre, mask-making and cognitive sciences, but in the end, he has learned most of what he knows from his students. Remy teaches improvisation as a transformational process focusing on pleasure, curiosity and courage.
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