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Saturday, September 2, 2023 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Improvising in a nonsense language is a great challenge and a lot of fun! Lotta Malmhester and Ana Stanisic from Improvisationsstudion in Stockholm will hold this exciting 4 hour workshop.
In this workshop, we’ll explore different ways of communicating on stage. How much does body language (posture, voice, emotions, gestures, etc.) play in interpersonal communication? What happens when we strip away semantic meaning from dialogue and keep everything else while also keeping the audience engaged?
Mime, dance and various forms of physical theatre have a long tradition of telling stories beyond words. Acting in pure nonsense language creates its own genre that brings together the non-verbal art forms with the rules of the usual spoken theatre. Dialogues are conducted and we understand “without understanding”. In this workshop we go “all in” and see Gibberish as a stage language that the whole planet understands!
We will work primarily with spacework, platform, listening and watching and, of course, speaking Gibberish.
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a bottle of water!
Intermediate and advanced level students only.
The Improvisationsstudion in Stockholm Sweden, provides entertainment and education in theatre and improvisation. They have 23 years of experience and have worked together with businesses and organizations throughout the Nordic region.
Improvisationsstudion’s operations are based on the theatre’s own working methods developed with actor training, scenic storytelling and improvisational theatre.
Workshop Info & Requirements
Health & Safety Requirements
- If you are feeling unwell, please let us know and stay home!
- We recommend students wear masks unless actively performing in a scene or exercise.
- All students must read and agree to our School Policies and the above Health & Safety Guidelines.
- Students must be respectful to their fellow students and course instructors, and adhere to our Student & Teacher Code of Conduct and our Community Code of Conduct.
Have questions? Take a look at our FAQs
Please (pretty please) read the info below or our full FAQs before contacting us! (We’re pretty sure all your questions are answered here).
No. We keep our course and workshop costs low to allow as many students as possible to learn the art & fun of improv. To avoid unnecessary headaches involved in estimating student numbers, keep administrative costs down, and generally be fair to all students and would-be students, we do not offer refunds once a course or workshop registration has been purchased. Please keep this in mind before registering!
No. We don’t offer test classes or auditing, but we encourage prospective students to join our weekly open improv jam and to come to House team shows on Friday nights to get an idea of what we’re doing and who we are. This is a great way to meet us and current and former students, as well as join in the CCB community.
Yes but… we require students to attend at least 6 of the 8 course sessions in order to pass the course and continue taking higher level courses with us. In addition, students may not be more than 15 minutes late to 4 out of 8 classes in order to pass.
We do not offer make-up classes for missed classes. Students are added to a Google Group for their course and can message fellow students for notes about missed classes, but please keep in mind that no one is under any obligation to respond.
The student show offered as part of most courses is not required, but we feel that participating in the show is a fun and rewarding conclusion to the course, so we highly encourage everyone to participate.
If you know you’ll miss more than 2 classes, we strongly recommend you do not register as you’ll simply not get enough out of the course and you’ll be required to retake the course in order to continue taking courses with us.
Sometimes. We allow course prerequisite exemptions on a case by case basis, but please keep in mind that we rarely grant exemptions. We teach a very specific style of long form that is relatively unique in Europe. We lay the foundation for that in our Intro course and we’ve found that students who have received training at other schools that focus on short form ‘impro’, status and narrative are often at a disadvantage when skipping Levels, in addition to slowing down the progress of other students.
Our courses and workshops are capped at 16 students max; some courses and workshops have a lower class size – these will be noted in the event description.