Improv Taster Workshop
Improv Taster Workshop
Spice up your Monday and join us for a joyful & creative workshop where we will explore the principles of improv: listening, "yes and...", working as a team, and embracing & celebrating failure & mistakes.
This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners and those with experience who want to play. The workshop will focus on various aspects of improv including games, short-form and long-form that allow you to try out improv in a safe and supportive team environment. Improv is a great way to meet new people so please join us afterwards for a drink, some food and a chat.
Location: Rocas Bar, 33 Rue des Capucins, 1313 Ville-Haute Luxembourg. The bar will be open & they also serve meat or cheese snacking plates.
What the hell is improv? Improv is based upon the principle of ‘yes and’ meaning we accept what has been offered to us and build upon it. We make scenes on the spot based on a prompt, and see where the muse takes us. Teamwork, active listening, commitment, accepting mistakes and celebrating failure are all key to Improv and all of these skills can have positive effects outside the workshops in our personal and professional lives. Melissa strives to create a warm, supportive and safe environment where there is no pressure to be clever or funny; where you can just be yourself and most of all have tonnes of fun! Have some questions? Don't hesitate to get in touch.
Your host: Melissa Dalton is an improviser, actor, voiceover artist and radio presenter originally from Ireland and now based in Luxembourg. Melissa holds a BA in Drama and Theatre Studies from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in Acting from Guildford School of Acting (GSA). Additionally, she completed further Improv training with Hoopla, regularly performing at the Miller Theatre London and was a member of the Improv troupe Ricochet. She now performs with Luxembourg’s English-language improv troupe The Garage Gang, of which she is a founding member. She teaches regular improv courses, and teambuilding workshops through her organisation Dig Deep Improv with companies such as the EIB, University of Luxembourg, Amazon, and ArcelorMittal. Melissa has performed widely in Ireland and the UK in film, commercials and theatres including The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Finborough Theatre, The National Concert Hall and The Vaults. TV, Commercial and Voiceover work includes Aldi, Cinch, Royal London, Salesforce and RTE. She is the host and producer of The Home Stretch live daily radio show on Today Radio by RTL.
1) I've never done Improv or any type of performance before, is that okay? Absolutely okay, all experience levels are welcome including those with no experience who don't even know what improv is!
2) Do I have to buy a ticket in advance? Booking in advance is advised so we know how many people to expect on the night. If there are not enough tickets booked in advance the event may not go ahead
3) What language is the workshop in? English
4) Do I have to be a native speaker or fluent? Definitely not, if you find yourself blocked by language remember you can always improvise using sounds, body language or even speak in gibberish!
Want more info? www.melissa-dalton.com/digdeepimprov