This workshop focuses on organic improv as performed in Theatre de l’Oignon’s format: RANDOM.
Are you afraid of the void, the slow, the silent and the unexpected? We’re going to explore global listening and learn how to reveal the magic scenes hidden inside you. We´ll learn to trust silence, our bodies, the environment and our partners to build our own truthful stories and share them to the world. Let’s wait and not run, let’s read the scenes rather than try to write them. Don´t give the audience what your fear thinks they want, give them what you are; your pure honest self in the moment.
Skills and Tools: Global listening, slow improv, physicality.
Actor, Travelling Improviser, teacher, artistic director and founder of Le Théâtre de l’Oignon, Flavian is a heady mix of portuguese french and swiss, living on the German border. Improvising and acting since 1996, Flavian graduated in drama from the Conservatoire and in Theatre from the University of Strasbourg. He started his professional career in 2004. He has studied Improv in France and with some of the best improvisers in the world: Patti Stiles, Rama Nicholas, Wade Jackson, Randy Dixon, Lee White, Jstar Atlanta, Fabio Maccioni, Jim Libby and more recently with Lindsay Hailey and Jason Shotts from iO Chicago.
Flavian has created a dozen original improv formats with Théâtre de l’Oignon, including short, free and long form. All of their shows merge improvised theatre and improvised music. He has taught and performed in 24 different countries, which makes him the most exported french improviser. Flavian is also a member of Ohana : The Young European Improvisers Project. More about this unique Improv Project in Europe in which 15 countries gather for Improv love.
2.5pm, Deli Studios, Liverpool Street, £30