Summer Intensive Weeks – Miyazaki’s Kingdom

The human world can be a dark place. Can also be simple and uplifting. In fact, nothing is ever black or white. We go through everyday life looking for moments of magic. What if we switch it, and look for everyday moments in a magical world?

This workshop is about bringing you to a place where nothing is normal. Where everything is normal. Where the weirdest and most magical creature can just be a girl, and where the spirit of the forest can just be a boy. A story where magic is real and reality is magic. This poetic, sensitive and place of emotions place is Japanese director Miyazaki’s kingdom. We’ll learn how to build Miyazaki’s stories with heroes who care: about the world, about nature, about the human part of us, about our soul.

The best way to understand what it means to be human, is to not be one.

You’ve always wondered how to adapt the work of the movie director Hayao Miyazaki on stage? You would like to take part of an improvised version of it? Or you are just a curious improviser eager discover a new style of improvised theatre and storytelling?

After the success of the intensive in-person editions of 2019 and 2020, as well as the online intensives of 2021, I decided to bring back the in-person Summer weeks, with the possibility to go deeper in the work over a second week!

This Summer class is the best way to work on improvising a full narrative in the style of Hayao Miyazaki’s movies, while spending a great time in an international city, meeting international improvisers and performing in a beautiful theatre of Amsterdam.

July 6 to July 10 (Showcase on the last day)
– Day 1: 13:00 to 17:00
– Day 2 to 4: 10:00 to 16:00
– Day 5: 10:00 to 22:00 (at the theatre)

July 12 to July 16 (Showcase on the last day)
– Day 1: 13:00 to 17:00
– Day 2 to 4: 10:00 to 16:00
– Day 5: 10:00 to 22:00 (at the theatre)
Week 2 is available for students that followed week 1 this year, in 2020 or 2019.

25+ hours of teaching per week over 5 days, with a showcase to close the experience, and it is possible to subscribe to one week, the other, or both to get the full package!

WEEK 1: € 430,- for 5 days and a showcase.

WEEK 2: € 430,- for 5 days and a showcase.

WEEK 1 + WEEK 2: € 810,- for 11 days and two showcase (one day off at day 6).

Possibility to apply for a scholarship: send me an email.

All our classes are accessible.

Location day 1 to 4: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)

Location day 5 and show: Theaterzaal —Polanentheater (Polanenstraat 174, Amsterdam)

Video: One of the showcases of the 2019’s edition

06/07 – 10/07
12/07 – 16/07

25+ hours
per week

€430 – 1 week
€810 – 2 weeks


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Gael is one of the co-founders of Flock Theatre, he teaches improv full time and he loves it! During his travels, he found a thousand ways to improvise. The result of his learnings is both physical and noisy, kind and silly, full of emotions and slightly crazy.