Marko Mayerl: SLOW – A Free Improv Workshop

We are delighted to be welcoming Marko Mayerl into the London improv community and are offering a special free workshop to celebrate his arrival onto the scene. Here’s what he says about this class:

‘Slow’ is an improv technique that has been developed in France by Marko Mayerl and Matthieu Loos since 2010. Using patience and honesty, the basic goal is to reveal what is already there. No invention, rather discoveries. The main fields that are explored during a ‘Slow’ workshop are: corporeality, physicality, patience, energy and honesty. The stories appear by themselves.

The method has been formalized by Marko and Matthieu, who have developed a distinct vocabulary, and design a specific approach to start and play 1 or 2 character-scenes.

During the workshop, the participants will discover the notions ‘matter ‘, ‘matter work’, ‘observation ‘, ‘qualification ‘, ‘sublimation’ or ‘choreographic gesture’. These tools will help the students to embrace the specific protocol of ‘Slow’ improv: from abstraction to concrete incarnation, they will learn to welcome the stories that were already there.

This is a FREE workshop, but the class number is limited and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – so make sure you register to secure your place.

16th April 1pm-4pm

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Marko Mayerl first discovered his passion for creativity whilst he was studying architecture and is now the artistic director for the Inédit theatre company in Strasbourg.  He created the original impro productions Catch Impro, A woman and a man and the Impro Marathon, a one week-long improv show: 24 hours of the day, 7 days of the week.   Marko loves to experiment with the relationship between the audience and the act of creation and seeks to explore the poetic narration of the world he lives in.

Currently he’s working with improvisation to ‘reveal what is already here’ and is writing and acting in the theatrical production Mon nom eat Nemo about the interactions between the generations of a family.


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