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Impro-opisto

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00101 Helsinki

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Puh/Phone: 0440283570

suomen.impro.opisto@gmail.com

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Classes and workshops

improv school finland:

The classes offered by the Improv School Finland, proceeds logically in five levels. The courses are build on the previous ones and both the skills and the knowledge will deepen on every area of improvisation during each course. During the courses, everyone's development is supported according to their own wishes and circumstances. You may start from level 2 in case you have a sufficient amount of experience in improvisation. Courses 3-5 are for students who have completed previous courses at the Improv School Finland. We recommend taking the whole series of courses to get the most out of these classes!


In addition to the levels, Improv School Finland offers a variety of thematic courses that can be attended by anyone interested in the subject. It is clearly stated in the course description if attending the course requires special background information. The country's flags tell the language of the courses.


Every term we invite visiting teachers to teach some classes and workshops. Next up we have Venla Sandgren teaching a workshop on Body music and Linda Gustafsson (SWE) guiding you into the world of imrovised drama.

 

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Bring yourself to the (improvised) Drama

5 h  I  90€/70€

Sat 30.11.

11-16

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The most interesting person on stage is you. This workshop will focus on portraying real characters on stage, and exploring their relationships through dramatic scene work. Together, we will work on being open, honest and simple on stage, using different techniques.
We will do work from the inside in order to discover ways to use ourselves, our stories and memories to develop characters and directions on stage. And we will use physical work to find out who we become when we twist and turn our bodies in ways we do not usually do.
Prepare to be challenged and have loads of fun!

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Read more about the visiting instructor Linda Gustafsson here.

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workshop

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Formats:The Harold

4 weeks  I  139€

next course in 2020

The Harold is a widely known format throughout North America. It was developed by Del Close and The Committee in San Francisco in the 1960’s and has gained legendary status throughout the years. This format concentrates on group work, “group mind”, developing themes, connections, characters and much, much more. In this 4 week workshop we will dissect and explore the elements of The Harold, while shedding light on the unlimited bounds of improv. You need at least level 3 or equivalet experience

The class is taught in English. The minimum group size is 8. The course is taught by Sara Palmer &Kaisa Kokko.

Improvisation 3

8 weeks  I  189€

Tue 13.8. - 8.10. 

18-20.30

(excluding Tue 27.8)

In level three we will get to know different improv formats, develop our skills further as improvisers, continue to work on scene work, group work, miming and expressive stage performance. Students receive personal feedback.

The class is taught in English. Students receive a certificate. The minimum group size is 8. The course is taught by Sara Palmer (US).

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Body Music

6h  I  109€

Sat 14.12. 13:30-16:30 

Sun 15.12. 14:30-17:30

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Body Music is music you can see and dance you can hear. In Body Music we use the body as a moving musical instrument and create rhythmic and melodic patterns by stomping our feet, snapping our fingers, clapping our hands and by using our voice. This happens often by improvising in the moment.This intensive is aimed for those who want to learn to use their body as a versatile musical instrument. We’ll get to know the bodily expression of music through rhythm, vocal work and physical movement.

The class is taught in Finnish and in English. Minimum group size is 8.​

Read more about the class and our visiting instructor Venla Sandgren here.

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Improvisation 1

6 weeks  I  149€

Fri 17.1.-28.2.

(no class on 21.2.)

17:00-19:00​

In the Level 1 class we will get accuinted with the core ideas of improvisational theatre such as listening, supporting each other and reacting. The class is a great opportunity to try out impro in a safe space and have tons of fun! No previous experience needed.

The class is taught in English. Students receive a certificate. The minimum group size is 8. The course is taught by Sara Palmer (US).

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Improvisation 2

6 weeks  I  149€

Wed 15.1. - 26.2. 

19:40-21.40

(no class on 19.2.)

In level 2, we will explore further into the skills learned in level 1. Concentrating on scene work, group work, editing scenes and miming. Participant requirements include the completion of level 1(in English or Finnish), or previous experience in improvisation or theatre.

The class is taught in English. Students receive a certificate. The minimum group size is 8. The course is taught by Sara Palmer (US).

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Improvisation 3

8 weeks  I  189€

Wed 4.3.-29.4.

(no class on 15.4.)

19:40-21:40

In level three we will get to know different improv formats, develop our skills further as improvisers, continue to work on scene work, group work, miming and expressive stage performance. Students receive personal feedback. You can sign up fo level 3 after completing level 2.

The class is taught in English. Students receive a certificate. The minimum group size is 8. The course is taught by Sara Palmer (US).

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Improvisation 4

8 weeks  I  189€

Mon 10.2. - 6.4. 

17:30-19:30

(no class on 17.2.)

In level 4, we will concentrate on personal growth as an improviser with continued emphasis on group work. We will be diving deeper into truth and honesty in our scene work, character development and performing techniques. Personal feedback and support will be offered during this course alongside challenges toward development as an actor and improviser. In addition to  truth and honesty, we will be touching upon finding the game of the scene and heightening..

The class is taught in English. Students receive a certificate. The minimum group size is 8. The course is taught by Sara Palmer (US).

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Improvisation 5

8 weeks  I  189€

Tue 14.1.-10.3.

18-20

(no class on 18.2.)

In level 5 students get to create new formats and have a special performance when they graduate from Improv School Finland.

We will continue to dive deeper into truth and honesty in our scene work, character development and performing techniques. Personal feedback and support will be offered during this course alongside challenges toward development as an actor and improviser.

The class is taught in English. Students receive a certificate upon graduation from Improv School Finland. The minimum group size is 8. The course is taught by Sara Palmer (US).