Lucky encounters, awsome conversations.
Saturday 30 Jan, from 10.30 to 11.30 am (UTC).
20 participants max. Fee for 1 hour: Free.
Online Zoom meeting. Register in advance here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
This is a conversation, not a class. For an hour, we will connect and share our questions, experiences, hopes and plans for the future, in no particular order, making the space and taking the time to be in each other's presence. We might even play the odd impro game if it comes to that. The experience should be relaxed but not slouched, full of goodwill, gratitude and curiosity. It will be what we make of it.
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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