We are creating an ensemble of people who meet on a regular base and explore various improvisation techniques together in order to set a common language in creativity in a supportive atmosphere.
Getting this comfortable together will allow us to eventually step outside from the studio and perform in front of people in different locations and spaces in and out.
For people who are interested in creating and working as an ensemble to explore improvisational performance.
What are we planning?
We are creating an ensemble that trains up physical improvisation with the aim of performing in public spaces in Berlin.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for open minded curious people who are interested to become part of the ensemble. People who like to explore, connect, play and work with their body and love to create. We invite you to contribute to the group with who you are and your ideas. People who are willing to commit to the group in order to create a reliable team and environment. Although background in theater or improvisation is helpful it is definitely not necessary.
What do we practice:
- Connecting with our senses and emotions
- Body awareness
- Movement training
- Improvising skills
- Awareness for yourself, the group, the space
- creating as a group and alone
- Acting as an ensemble
- Performative didactic
- Listening, observing, breathing
- performing together
- getting into our creative flow
Stage one: December – January – February
An open call for people to come and check it out. We lead the weekly classes and practice our methods of improvisation and creation to start building an ensemble. This is an opportunity to see who can relate to our ways, methods and approaches. You have the possibility to try out twice before you commit – that’s for you and for us to decide if it’s right for you to stay and continue or not.
Stage two: March-April-May
We continue building our ensemble along with practicing improvisation in order to get to know each other on a creative base and develop a common language (to understand each other). This stage will contain exercises, games, body work, personal and group improvisation and sharing ideas and inspirations –t o build up certain performance and improvisation muscles together before we take our first steps into performing – then do our first mini performances.
Building a structure for the performance and step outside the studio and just try out…
From March on we offer a performance walk/meeting on a Saturday or Sunday about once a month – in a chosen space or outside with a clear target that we choose beforehand, so we can include this to our weekly training. These may include: public buildings like the train station, a museum, an office building, a supermarket, a flea market, a park, a cross road at Hermannplatz or…or….or….you name it.
Stage three: May –June
Aiming for a big performance based on what we trained up – and all of your contributions find their way IN -> SURPRISE!!!!!
Monthly contribution: 40€/65€
TRY OUT: 10 € – You have the possibility to try out twice before you commit.
Monthly possibility to cancel the contract – 1 week notice before the beginning of the new month.
Every Tuesday from 8-10.30 pm
Familienzentrum Mehringdamm, Mehringdamm 114 Kreuzberg
Language: even though the teaching language is English – the work is not text prioritized but much more physical, so you don’t need to be perfect in English