Basic Improvisation Skills Training
Saturday, May 25, 2019 @
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Expert DOJO space
UNIT 308, 395 Santa Monica place
Why learn improvisation? Wouldn’t thinking on your feet help you in any facet of your life? Improvisation is theatre for everybody. The raw material of improvisation is the honest expressions, experiences and passions of the performers and audience. It is immediate theatre. Good improvisation is also built on conquering fears and working collaboratively in an accepting environment – skills that have a positive effect on those who acquire them, and skills that help break down barriers to communication, strengthening diversity and integration of communities. Theatre Language Studio believes that if people can improvise together and laugh together, they can do anything together.
Why learn improvisation? How does it benefit my everyday life?
Improvisation breaks down the barrier between mind and voice. It is the theatrical equivalent to jazz music. It increases the mind’s ability to form ideas, and present them in a coherent, relevant manner. This skill can translate to almost any profession. In a competitive job market, the skills improvisation has to offer are more valuable than ever. Listening is a skill with definitive benefits to customer service, sales, and management, just for starters. Listening is also a skill that is basic to any actor training, but especially to improvisation. Improvisation also improves your concentration skills, helping you to ‘tune in’ to aspects of communication that you might not have previously noticed. Improvisers think on their feet and recognize opportunities as they arise. Most importantly, improvisers learn how to be flexible in their thinking, constantly reframing the situation, adjusting to the conversation they truly find themselves in, not the one they want to be in.
Improv Comedy for business is a 1 day workshop that helps you get out of your head so you can open up and have fun doing what you love, being an amazing entrepreneur. We teach you to build rapport, help get over fear of public speaking, be present in the moment, learn to tell your business story while being fully emotionally connected with passion and the beautiful art of making vulnerability work for you. We create a safe space for you to do improv exercises, fun pitch exercises to get you comfortable and confident no matter who you’re talking to, in business and in personal life.
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