How is that even possible to approach a single-story narrative without any word? What is the secret of an improvised silent longform? Join the Fraltons’ Masterclass and discover the backstage of their show from four different angles.
In this masterclass, we will explore the physicality of your characters. We will approach spacework from a technical perspective, as much for the improviser creating visual information than for their partners. We will dip our toes into visual storytelling and the way to tell stories, express emotions and develop relationships when we cannot speak. And finally we will dive into the fun, playfulness and craziness needed to throw yourself on stage with no script, no plan and no word!
The Fraltons is a French group featuring four international improvisers and teachers: Gael Doorneweerd-Perry, Cédric Marschal, Morgan Mansouri and Dan Seyfried. With their cumulative experience of more than 50 years of improv, they will take turn to teach the Masterclass, one half-day each. That way, you will have the full 360° French experience!
They are known for their physicality and visual comedy worldwide: in their show The Fraltons, they present an improvised western story inspired by the comic book Lucky Luke.
Saturday Feb 26 and Sunday Feb 27
10:00 to 16:00 (1h-break)
€230 for the 2-days intensive
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)
Bonus: free ticket for the shows Scandalous Women of History and The Fraltons on Feb 27 at NDSM Theater (19:30)
Gael has practiced improv for about 13 years in Strasbourg and then Amsterdam. He is the co-founder of Flock Theatre, Anananas & Pampamplemousse (formerly La Carpe Haute), as well as the SIN, an international network of improvisers in Europe.
He loves travelling and creating formats to explore and share his passion, including with his partner on and off-stage, Laura Doorneweerd-Perry. After their tour around the world to teach and to perform their show Object of Affection in 2019-2020, he settled back in Amsterdam where they created Flock Theatre together.
Gael 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.
Morgan is an insatiable man.
He studied theatre, mime, dance, acrobatics, singing, and many other arts to perfect his acting tool.
Improvisation allows him to use all this knowledge to offer you unique and intensive shows and workshops.
Cédric has been playing and teaching improv in different companies in Strasbourg (France), he’s a member and co-founder of IMPRO Alsace (formerly La Carpe Haute) and Anananas & Pampamplemousse.
His idea of improv is to share and learn as much as you can, that’s why he has been travelling around 18 countries in Europe and beyond, playing, learning and teaching. Back home, he gives courses on a regular basis, and specific workshops on the topics he loves.
His style could be described as explosive, sincere, physical and silly. He loves miming, clowning and playing with the body, that’s what he wants to bring in his performances and workshops.
Dan started theater at the age of 9. He discovered improv shows way later, in 2007. He loved it instantly ! He had the chance to travel in all french speaking community and later internationally, traveling to teach and/or play in more than 20 countries around the world. With Théâtre de L’Oignon first and with La Carpe Haute, The Fraltons, Origami Swan (duo w/ Ella Galt) and You&Me (duo w/ Alicja Dobrowolna). Now, a new adventure begins with the rebranding and their new names Anananas & Pampamplemousse.
What he loves especially in improv is the connection between the partners, the sincerity and the playfullness, enjoying the whole spectrum of improv : from silly to dramatic or non-sens to smart. He remains an improv nerd, all styles of show can make him happy. And that’s what he loves the most, it’s that the journey is infinite!