Introduction to Improv
Your 'gateway' course into the world of improvisation
 
Mondays 7-9pm
or 
Wednesdays 7-9pm
start 14th & 16 September 2020*
6 week course
(plus end of course performance to a live audience)
*you may sign up for either monday or wednesday but cannot change days once the course has begun
This is our introductory course recommended for beginning and experienced improvisers alike, as we feel you can never get enough of the basics. You must complete this course to be eligible for our other blood, love & rhetoric classes.

Take the plunge into the wonderful world of making stuff up! Our Improv 101 class is perfect for anyone looking to learn more about performance, acquire some new public speaking skills or just goof around for a couple hours a week.

A comprehensive, intense 8-week course introducing the essentials of improv acting and storytelling covering narrative skills, spontaneity and status work. You'll be introduced to a wide variety of exercises and improv games and learn the key skills and vocabulary to create instant sketches and stories from the simplest of prompts.

 
Through fun games and hilarious exercises, this class focuses on:
Overcoming Fear

 Public speaking is feared by more people than snakes, spiders and heights. Some fear it worse than death. This fear melts away and transforms into fun as you find the humor in yourself and others through group and individual exercises.

 
There is no such thing as an untalented improviser, only a phobic one.” - Keith Johnstone
 
Offers and Acceptance

Learn to make something out of nothing through directed exercises showing you what people want to see happen in a story in real time.

 
Embracing Failure and Staying Good-Natured

Many games stress the importance, even necessity of failure. You’ll learn to accept failure in such a way as to make an audience love you. Story,

 
Status and Character Basics

You'll learn a list of terms defining the ways of stopping things from happening. Through these you’ll learn how to make things happen.

 
Taking Risks and Finding Adventure

Throw yourself in the deep end and swim to adventure. You’ll learn to create epic stories and push yourself into uproarious terrain. You’ll find yourself gladly going places you never thought possible.

 
Spontineity

 Learn to live in the moment with ease.

 

 

By the end of this course, participants will notice:

Reduced stage fright
Increased public-speaking skills& 
Better social skills
Firm concepts of storytelling, character and status.
Methods of being charming and charismatic.
Increased ability to work in teams.
 
All classes include an optional (but highly encouraged) graduation performance before a live audience at the end of the six week course
Plus you'll gain access to many more classes and opportunities to perform live with other Blood, Love & Rhetoric students!
  • 6 x 120 minute classes

  • At Jingle Bells, Mickiewiczova 240/15, Praha 6

  • Participation in the STUDENT SHOW at end the course

  • 3200kc for the entire course

  • Class size strictly limited. register at blrtheatre@gmail.com

Storytelling

 

Tuesday 7-9pm
start 15th September 2020
6 week course
(plus end of course performance to a live audience)

This class system is for more experienced improvisers (having completed at least Intro to Impro) who wish to expand their storytelling skills.

 

Special focus is placed on the principles of:

Platforms and Tilts

 Scene set-ups and redirections for dramatic (comedic) result.

 

Walking Backwards

Practice in being comfortable not knowing where you’re going,

seeing only where you’ve been

 

Advancing

 Keeping action moving forward.

 

Making Things Happen

Unblocking yourself to the possibilities of the future.

 

Circles of Expectation and Reincorporation

Learning what the audience reasonably expects may happen from moment to moment by reinforcing your reality.

 

Finding an Ending

Training yourself to look for natural endings in scenes and the ways to find an out.

 

 

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

Improvise stronger, more sensible and coherent stories.

Clarify the elements of a good story

Improvise with increased confidence

Learn to share ideas and work better with the ideas of others Increase respect of self and others’ storytelling abilities

Bulk up the toolkit of storytelling techniques

Improvise more challenging scenes

  • 6 x 120 minute classes

  • At Jingle Bells, Mickiewiczova 240/15, Praha 6

  • Participation in the STUDENT SHOW at end the course

  • 3200kc for the entire course

  • Class size strictly limited. register at blrtheatre@gmail.com

Play. Tell Stories. Have Fun.

The Teachers!

Musical Improv

 

Tuesday 7-9pm
start 15th September 2020
6 week course
(plus end of course performance to a live audience)


Rhyming Games and Songs
Introduction to the use of songs and music in improv scenes followed
by fun improv games focused on rhyming, wordplay, and hesitation.


Vocal Technique and Confidence
Warm-Ups to build vocal strength and confidence. Participating in
improv scenes that focus on character through body and voice.

 

Finding a Chorus and Supportive Harmonics
Working as a group to create catchy choruses and leading up to
finding simple, supportive harmonies.


Song Structures and Genres
Learning the secrets of song structure and following the formula to
create easy-yet-impressive songs in various genres.


Ballads, Duets, and Dancing
Working on your own and with a partner while incorporating
synchronized dances to support the song.


Musical Scenes
Combining our knowledge and newfound skills to create fully fledged
improvised musical scenes.

 


By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
-Feel confident singing onstage
-Be able to create songs through simple character choices
-Improve their rhyming skills
-Understand improvised song structure
-Create epic choruses and magical music moments

  • 6 x 120 minute classes

  • At Jingle Bells, Mickiewiczova 240/15, Praha 6

  • Participation in the STUDENT SHOW at end the course

  • 3200kc for the entire course

  • Class size strictly limited. register at blrtheatre@gmail.com