IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS

Target group: teachers and other people working with young people
Capacity: 6-20 participants
Duration: 150 min
Location and requirements: classroom or hall where furniture can be moved out of the way. Participants should wear comfortable clothing for movement
Fee for the group: 150 EUR (outside of Tallinn petrol fee will be added)

Workshop content: The workshop opens with an overview about the background of improvisational theatre. After that the participants start trying out different elements by themselves. There will be games introducing the basics of improvisational theatre. We will experience how to support our own and others’ decisions, and see how the magic of improvisation derives from careful attention, listening and collaborative creation. We will create different characters, environments and stories.

The most important element of improvisation is to let go of the fear of erring. Thus the goal of the workshop is to share the joy about being in an environment where there is no limit to creativity and where the only possible answer to all questions is YES!

Facilitator: Piret Soosaar (member of VAT Theatre Forum Group, board member and trainer of NGO Foorumteater, founding member and performer of NGO Improgrupp Jaa)
Piret has been active in VAT Theatre Forum Group for already 13 years. It is from forum theatre that her interest in improvisation grew out of, as forum theatre methods involve many improvisational elements. She became more focussed on improvisation in 2009 when her friend Rahel Otsa founded Improgrupp Jaa. Piret’s tutors on improvisation include Margo Teder, Rahel Otsa, Rednar Annus, Trent Pency, Nadin Alter, and Sam Supper. However, her most important lessons in improvisation come from her experiences in practicing, performing and running rehearsals with Improgrupp Jaa.


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