Online Improv Elective: Fire up your fundamentals
Level: intermediateThe Nursery/Maydays longform electives are classes on specific aspects of longform improvisation Some of these classes focus on skills and some on forms,
The Nursery/Maydays longform electives are classes on specific aspects of longform improvisation Some of these classes focus on skills and some on forms, some on narrative ideas and some on Chicago-style longform. In these classes, students will have the opportunity to play sidecoached longform sets with particular focuses and feedback from the teacher.
Why do ballet dancers practise their technique for hours? Why do most professional musicians work through their scales and arpeggios every single day? Because there is always something new to learn in the very fundamentals of any art and craft. Can we as improvisers say the same?
This workshop will inspire you to re-examine your fundamental skills of agreement, listening and commitment. Through innovative exercises, you’ll rediscover some of that early joy of improvisation while opening up pathways to play that over time might have become closed off. You’ll then drill these fundamentals in guided scenework. But more importantly, you’ll leave reinvigorated, and inspired to work on your craft and your art.
Priming ourselves for agreement
Exercises to retune our listening skills
Examining what it truly means to commit
Min. participants 6, max. participants 8. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24 hours notice.
This experienced elective runs Saturday 6th February 4 – 6.30 pm GMT
Experienced (18 months+) A class for skilful players, especially those who have finished improv training programmes at their school and are looking to widen their horizons. These classes will make the assumption that you are comfortable performing longform improvisation and will push you.
NB: Our electives frequently sell out, but do not despair if this class has. You have not missed your shot. If enough people join the waiting list, we are often able to put the same class on a few days after or in parallel. So if you were excited, join up and we will be in touch.
(Saturday) 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm GMT
Dan Ryan has been performing in freeform teams since 2012, including Nursery house team Parkin. He has played and coached in a number of different European countries.