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Physicality in Improv by the Folk Lordz

$30.00

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Physicality in Improv by the Folk Lordz

Folk Lordz delivers high-speed and hilarious multicultural improv featuring two members of the world-renowned Rapid Fire Theatre. This Edmonton-based, award-winning improv troupe was co-created by Todd Houseman and Ben Gorodetsky and brings together the unlikely combination of Cree storytelling, Chekhovian character drama and spontaneous physical comedy!
Their signature “Physicality In Improv” workshop will heighten your physical presence on stage, expand your character range, and sensitize your group-mind for big, beautiful physical choices. Drawing on elements of clown, physical theatre, acrobatics, and contemporary dance this approach will arm you with techniques to develop your comedy beyond words and wit. You’re not just a brain in a jar, so use that beautiful bod of yours, darn tootin!

No experience necessary – this class is fun, safe, and will change your life for good and forever!

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Time: 2:00 – 4:30pm

Instructors: Todd Houseman and Ben Gorodetsky

Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Physicality in Improv by the Folk Lordz

Folk Lordz delivers high-speed and hilarious multicultural improv featuring two members of the world-renowned Rapid Fire Theatre. This Edmonton-based, award-winning improv troupe was co-created by Todd Houseman and Ben Gorodetsky and brings together the unlikely combination of Cree storytelling, Chekhovian character drama and spontaneous physical comedy!
Their signature “Physicality In Improv” workshop will heighten your physical presence on stage, expand your character range, and sensitize your group-mind for big, beautiful physical choices. Drawing on elements of clown, physical theatre, acrobatics, and contemporary dance this approach will arm you with techniques to develop your comedy beyond words and wit. You’re not just a brain in a jar, so use that beautiful bod of yours, darn tootin!

No experience necessary – this class is fun, safe, and will change your life for good and forever!

Date: Saturday, March 4th

Time: 2:00 – 4:30pm

Instructors: Todd Houseman and Ben Gorodetsky

Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Improv 100 | Sundays

$160.00

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Improv 100 – Improv Basics | Winter | Sundays
This course will excite and inspire new students, introducing them to the wonderful world of improv. Students will cover improv fundamentals, learn and play improv games together, and enjoy tapping into their playfulness and creativity. No experience necessary – this class is fun, safe, and will change your life for good and forever!

Dates: Sundays, January 15th – March 5th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Robin Corsberg

Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Sundays, January 15th – March 5th
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Instructor: Robin Corsberg
Location: The Upfront Studio

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Improv 100 | Tuesdays

$160.00

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Improv 100 – Improv Basics | Winter | Tuesdays
This course will excite and inspire new students, introducing them to the wonderful world of improv. Students will cover improv fundamentals, learn and play improv games together, and enjoy tapping into their playfulness and creativity. No experience necessary – this class is fun, safe, and will change your life for good and forever!

Dates: Tuesdays, January 17th – March 14th (no class on February 14th)

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Jane Mitchell

Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates:  Tuesdays, January 17th – March 14th (no class on February 14th)

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Jane Mitchell

Location: The Upfront Studio

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Improv 200 | Mondays

$160.00

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Improv 200 – Expanding on the Basics | Winter | Mondays
Students focus on the elements that will allow them to create scenes. Focus is on narrative structure, physical environment and beginning scene-work. Continuing focus of the benefits of improv in everyday life.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 100 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Mondays, January 16th – March 6th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Robin Corsberg

Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Mondays, January 16th – March 6th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Robin Corsberg

Location: The Upfront Studio

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Improv 300 | Wednesdays

$160.00

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Improv 300 – Performance Improv | Winter | Wednesday
Students focus on developing their strengths and versatility as an actor of unscripted work. Improv exercises and games will be tailored to zero in on emotional, status, and physical choices used to enhance sincere, grounded reactions, create complex connections between scene partners, and bring depth to scenes.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 200 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 18th – March 8th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Yonk Reinemer

Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Wednesdays, January 18th – March 8th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Yonk Reinemer

Location: The Upfront Studio

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Improv 400 | Tuesdays

$160.00

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Improv 400 – Advanced Performance Improv | Winter | Tuesdays
Students focus on the open scene. They will gain the skills necessary to approach scene-work with sincerity, commitment and confidence while remaining connected to their scene partner. They will become proficient at being truly in the moment on stage and having great, meaningful reactions to their scene partners’ offers. Heavy emphasis on peer feedback.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 300 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Tuesdays, January 17th – March 14th (no class February 14th)

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Billy Tierney

Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Tuesdays, January 17th – March 14th (no class February 14th)

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Billy Tierney

Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Improv 500 | Wednesdays

$160.00

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Improv 500 – Improv Performance & Feedback | Winter | Wednesdays

This improv class will focus on building a safe environment where everyone learns a common language from which to give and receive notes. Scenes will be discussed and direct peer to peer notes will be given immediately after each scene concludes. Notes will be given with the intent of being as specific as possible so that we can identify the things that worked and those that didn’t work within each scene.

Scenes will also be video recorded periodically during the session so performers can both self-assess their improv and process the notes they are given by their peers. These videos will not be posted to the internet and will only be used for the purposes of refining and improving performance skills during the class.  No personal copies will be made of the video files and no personal recordings by phone will be allowed during the session to maintain a safe and supportive environment.

A variety of improv formats will be used during the session including but not limited to: Games, Open Scenes, Monologues,and Harolds. Some basic familiarization with these types of improv performances is highly recommended. Classes will be performance driven and minimal warm-ups will be done in an effort to maximize stage time. Class size will be limited for this course so early sign up is encouraged.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 300 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Wednesdays, January 18th – March 8th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Kent Loomer

Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Wednesdays, January 18th – March 8th

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Instructor: Kent Loomer

Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Improv Games | Thursdays

$160.00

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Improv Games | Winter | Thursdays

This class will cover a multitude of short-form improv games and give students an inside look on how to do them well.  Students will learn “Whose Line is it Anyway” type improv games and many more.  Students will become performance ready and be able to showcase their talents in a show at the end of the session.

*Prerequisite: Completion of Improv 100 or referral from Education Director.

Dates: Thursdays, January 19th – March 8th

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Instructor: Yonk Reinemer

Location: The Upfront Studio

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Dates: Thursdays, January 19th – March 9th

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm

Instructor: Yonk Reinemer

Location: The Upfront Studio

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Youth Improv | Tuesdays

$120.00

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Youth Improv | Winter | Tuesdays
Ages 10-13 years old. This course will excite and inspire students, introducing them to the wonderful world of improvisation! Through games and physical exercises, students will engage their imagination and creativity. They will practice teamwork and positive communication skills, building their confidence and discovering their own potential in a fun and safe group environment.

Dates: Tuesdays, January 17th – March 7th with a showcase on March 15th

Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm

Instructor: Jake Foerg

Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Tuesdays, January 17th – March 7th with a showcase on March 15th

Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm

Instructor: Jake Foerg

Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Teen Improv | Thursdays

$120.00

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Teen Improv | Winter | Thursdays
Ages 14-17 years old. This course will excite and inspire students, introducing them to the wonderful world of improvisation! Through games and physical exercises, students will engage their imagination and creativity. They will practice teamwork and positive communication skills, building their confidence and discovering their own potential in a fun and safe group environment.

Dates: Thursdays, January 19th – March 9th with a showcase on March 15th

Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm

Instructor: Jake Foerg

Location: The Upfront Theatre

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Dates: Thursdays, January 19th – March 9th with a showcase on March 15th

Time: 5:00 – 6:30pm

Instructor: Jake Foerg

Location: The Upfront Theatre