‘In Real Life’ Improv Elective: EveryBody, Yeah: Movement for Improvisers
It is the summer of 2021 and we are slowly peeking out from behind screens, as we prepare to go back to improv in the physical world. But we got used to Zoomprov and relying on witty lines – how do we adjust to taking up space again?
Enter this class! In EveryBody, Yeah, we will take it back to body basics. We will use exercises inspired by Jerzy Grotowski’s acting technique, which will help breathe new life into your scenes. Let’s reclaim the stage!
This class is suitable for improvisers of all levels, as either an introduction or a refresher to bodywork.
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes and make sure to bring water.
If you have questions about the content and accessibility of instruction, please email me at [email protected].
About this event
This class utilises Grotowski’s technique as it applies to improvisers. We will use body and breath exercises and practice following our physical impulses, which we will then translate into scene-work. We will also have fun with big and silly movements and boost our body awareness in a playful, accessible way!
When: Saturday 25th September, 3:30 – 5:30 pm.
Where: Open Space Studios, Unit 7, Rear of 64 DavigdorRoad, Hove, BN3 1RF
Cost: £25 (plus booking fee)
Sales close 2 hours before class.
Min. participants 8, max. 12. If we have to cancel the event due to low numbers, we will do this with 24hours notice (and you will receive a warning 48 hours before the course if this looks likely).
We want to keep our improv community as safe as possible as we return to in-person classes. You can check our COVID procedures for classes here.
If financial hardships are an issue, we are happy to offer scholarships and payment plans please contact us directly to discuss at [email protected]
Rita Suszek is an improviser, comedian, actor and playwright. They have performed and led workshops in Queer Improv, as coached by Stephen Davidson; they continue to perform as part of Neither, a twoprov ensemble formed with Roderick Millar. Rita has written and performed solo stand-up shows Fuck It, I’m Thirty and F*cking European (shown at Theatre Royal Stratford East), as well as writing a theatre play Five Dresses I Never Wear (part of which was performed as part of Calm Down Dear festival at Camden People’s Theatre). Recent credits include Kai and Crow in Snow Q, poetry play by Maria Jastrz?bska, directed by Mark Hewitt; improv credits include Machine For Fools, directed by Michael Such and Stephen Davidson, and Behind The Scenes At Studio Mandelbrot (Harry Turnbull, The Nursery Theatre).