Just Like That. Sat 28 Jan, 2.30 to 5.30 pm, at Islington Arts Factory. 2 Parkhurst Rd, London, N7 0SF (map). 16 participants max.
Fee for 3 hours when booking online - Regular: £20 Concession: £15Fee if you pay at at the door (cash only) - Regular: £25 Consession:£19.
It's easy to schedule a zoom session with us if you still have questions after exploring this page.
Please make sure you are available on the day. No refund available for this course.
Concession for NHS, equity, full time students, low earners, the unwaged and rescent imprology students. See T&Cs. Please supply proof when asked.
If you can't afford this course, contact us here.
Please make sure you are available on the day. No refund available for this course.
If you are free on all the course's dates but can't afford to pay the listed price because it would genuinely deprive you of the indispensable, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- The course references: G201379fci Saturday 2.30 to 5.30 pm, from Sat 28 Jan.
- The amount of money you can afford to pay for this course;
- Any non-monetary ways you are offering to contribute.
We've set aside four open places for this programme. We will let you know if space is still available and if so, email you a tailored booking form. We will answer positively to your request whenever possible. If we don't answer positively, it will be because the four places are gone or we considered your proposed contribution unsustainable as we receive no other funding that what people pay for our classes.
It is not possible at this early stage to publish guidelines on what the minimum contribution should amount to, so please feel free to state your case and don't feel bad if it's not accepted. You can try as many time as you like. Please note that this programme might not be available for all our courses.
If you have more than you need and would like to contribute to this scheme please consider making a donation. All the money received this way will go towards improving access and affordability to our courses.
Whom: This course is for facilitators, team leaders, directors, performers, teachers, artists and learners from all walks of life with a previous experience of improvisation - be it with words, music, movement, plastic art or any other means - keen to practise intensively in a safe and friendly space.
Benefits: Encourages interaction; Increases self-awareness; Facilitates fluent behaviours; Improves resilience; Demystifies creativity; Fosters cooperation; Strengthens problem-solving skills; Promotes authenticity; Rewards curiosity.
We will practice improvisation intensively to clear our inner stage and refurbish it with new sensations, images, movements, sounds and stories.
Your teacher, Remy Bertrand, is in the small club of improvisation facilitators with more than 10,000 hours of teaching experience. Currently based in London, UK, he has been teaching improvisation internationally since 2006 with imprology, in Drama Schools, universities, charities and other institutions. He has directed several large scale improvised performances with Zootrophic, a multi-discipline ensemble, co-directed improvised short films with Peter Snowdon and is hosting Love Explosion, an improvised open-stage show currently online.
Remy has trained most recently with John Write (Impro, Clown) Kate Hilder and Sten Rudstrom (Action Theatre) Mary Overlie (Six Viewpoints), Lee Simpson (Open Space, Impro), Lucy Hopkins (Clown) and Punch Drunk (Immersive Theatre).
He has learned most from his students and teaches improvisation as a transformational process focusing on pleasure, curiosity and courage.
'I felt really supported and safe even though I was really scared on my first lesson.' Zita Konyari, Hospitality Executive
'A great mix of silliness and discovery, whatever your aims. There are skills here for daily life and on stage.' Niall Hill, VR Producer at BBC
'The most liberating fun I have had in years!' Emma Callow, Creative Lab Manager
'I have had so many zoom-meetings this year and none of them have been as much fun as this zoom event! Great to know the zoom functions can be used and played with in such an amazing, interactive and fun way! Thank you!' Theresa Rhino, Online
'Always lots of laughter, questions, baffling metaphors, surprising, deep listening, connection, acceptance, movement, failing and getting back up again. All the best things!' Sophie Tidman, Senior Advisor
'An incredible, touching, and fun experience. I cannot recommend this highly enough. Joshua Brostoff, Clinical Study Director
'I have frequented Imprology courses for several years. There are always new discoveries to be made and fresh games in which to engage.' Paul Barber, Mathematician
'A very unique and positive experience. Challenging, fun, interesting and ultimately transformative.' Ben Weatherill, Mental Health Workwer
'Through Imprology I have experienced myself and others in ways that are both fun and developmental. I find the classes extremely thought-provoking and above all entertaining.' Ned Brown, Health Executive
'Every class is different and I believe this is testament to the teacher being someone who is constantly curious - always learning and exploring. I've found his classes powerfully healing as well as playful and life-affirming. They incorporate many skills which have been so useful to my own development as a therapist: anxiety regulation, presence, authenticity, vulnerability as strength, opening into the unconscious. The perfect antidote to all that we are normally encouraged to do; a beautiful retrieval of our most human selves.' Lucy Smart, Therapist
'Imprology has helped me immensely to enjoy myself more, connect with others, and stay focused.' Lucas Szczesiak, Software Engineer and Stand-Up Comedian
'A great way to relax, learn to listen and free yourself. The teaching is really inspiring, and it's really good fun!' Benjamin Kerridge, Vicar
'A space to play, reflect, challenge yourself, be present and have fun. I could not recommend enough.' Michelle Borda, Consultant in Children's Creativity
'Social anxiety was my main concern. Your course helped me much beyond my expectations.' Xavier P, Risk Management
'I had a great deal of fun and felt I learnt a lot in such a short time. I felt challenged and nourished.' Hannah Nicholas, Actor
'I found out more about myself in one day than I did with one term of my interpersonal communications course.' Rachel Melinek, Student
'The facilitator strikes a perfect balance between pushing his students out of their comfort zone and making sure everyone is thoroughly enjoying themselves. The results are transformative.' Valerie Peake, Life Coach/Musician
'Learning about improvisation was like taking the handbrake off my life.' Simon Bell, Training Consultant
'Encouraged you to step out of your comfort zone in a way which was stretching but not scary.' Sarah Woodthorpe, Accountant
'The facilitator was clearly very experienced and truly excellent.' Ruth Whaling, Psychologist
'Brilliantly delivered, suitable for all levels, built in many layers of skills, and was huge fun!' Emma Smallman, Groupworker
'Highly recommended.' Jonathan Chappell, GP
'I'm a full time stand up comedian these days and your course helped me massively.' Jonny Awsum, Comedian
'Great facilitation, great atmosphere, you'll learn a great deal about yourself, and have a laugh a minute.' Jemma Gray, Executive Assistant
'I had a great time laughing with a fantastic bunch of fun creative people every week.' Frankie Hardy, Nurse
'The Quality of teaching is extraordinary!' Benni Lehne, PhD student
'I thoroughly enjoyed myself and learnt skills which have greatly impacted upon my life.' Eve Macdonald, Youth Development
'Thanks again for such a fabulous weekend.' Deborah Rothenberg, Drama & Movement Therapist
'Amazing, wise, enlightening, excellent actor training and just great fun! Geraldine Curtis, Actor
'You were a joy to learn with.' Ola Aralepo, Comedian
'Magnificent course, I'm so glad I took it.' Jenny Glanville, Hypnotherapist
'Many classes I come in after work feeling a little drained and every night I leave feeling excited and refreshed.' Andrew Dowe, Consultant
'It really gives you a confidence boost and it is great fun!' Andlib Mohsin, Criminal Lawyer
'The knowledge and flexibility gained have proven especially useful to me in auditioning.' Liis Mikk, Actor