Season 2021-2022 - AMSTERDAM

Improv Classes

Come play, learn and make theatre with the Flock Theatre improv classes in Amsterdam.
You can sign up for our beginners, intermediate and advanced courses.

Our programs

For beginning improvisers

Improvisatie voor beginners

Dinsdag van 20:25-21:55 – met Laura

Zou je improvisatie of theatersport wel eens willen uitproberen? Lijkt het je leuk om elke week veel te lachen, veel te doen en ‘uit je hoofd’ te raken?

In deze cursus Improvisatie ga je nieuwe kanten van jezelf ontdekken. Ik geef al heel veel jaren les, en deelnemers geven aan altijd vol energie en een grote glimlach de lessen uit te lopen. Als je langer bezig bent, ga je ook merken dat je beter met druk kan omgaan, creatiever gaat denken en makkelijker presenteert.

Elke week werken we met een fijne groep mensen aan theater maken zonder plan. We doen dat met actieve oefeningen, en soms een vorm die je zou kunnen kennen uit De Lama’s of De Vloer Op.

Je zal verbaasd staan wat er ‘uit het niets’ voor prachtigs kan ontstaan. Je hoeft niet grappig te zijn, of een snelle denker, of lenig. Je hoeft alleen maar binnen te lopen.

De voertaal in de groep is Nederlands, maar het hoeft zeker niet je moedertaal te zijn.

Dinsdag 21 september t/m 14 december 2021 (incl. presentatie)
20:25 tot 21:55u
€ 195,- incl. BTW voor 12 lessen.
Al onze lessen zijn toegankelijk.
Locatie: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)

NEW — Foundations in improvised theatre — NEW

Mondays from 18:50 to 20:20 – with Gael

In this course, you will go through the foundations of what Flock Theatre holds dear to its heart when it comes to improv. Going through the basics of improvisation, deepening the work on stories, characters, space object and collaboration on stage, this course will introduce you or re-introduce you to improv.

Gael will guide the group through exploring how to improvise stories in which nothing is rehearsed, but all made on the spot: your lines, characters, and plot. Especially if you have a background in scripted theatre, acting, performing arts or any kind of stage experience, come explore the thrill and fun of improvised theatre! (If not, you’ll discover it!)

Improv and theatre are perfect to complement and feed off of each other, and in general improvisation will help you develop new layers to all your other artistic practices.

Monday Sep 20 to Dec 13 (Showcase on the last class)
18:50 to 20:20
€ 195,- incl. VAT for 12 classes.
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)
Our programs

For experienced improvisers

SOLD OUT —Ghost of Love – the ghost part — SOLD OUT

Tuesdays from 18:50 to 20:20 – with Laura

This is the second part of the course ‘Ghost of Love’.

What is told, without being said? What story is read between the lines? How do we create layers in scenes by adding humour, story and gut punching emotion?

The scenes that audiences remember are those that made them feel something. In this course you will learn how staging, movement, sound and space can create actual unforgettable scenes.

You will learn a technique called ‘ghosting’, where extra players will make a scene multi layered. The possibilities are endless: abstract movement, funny characters, eerie sound effects, beautiful staging, etc. You will learn different options, and then put your inner director at work to make beautiful, impactful scenes happen.

We will apply this in a format I have directed at improv festivals all over the world: Ghost of Love. A show of multiple love stories: young, old, passionate, bored, budding, recovering, familiar and unusual. It is a beautiful, patient and entertaining format.

Though this workshop is for performers with (some) experience, you do not need to be a skilled mover: any body and any ability is welcome. Also: even though the topic is love scenes, rest assured that we will take great care of safe distance, each other’s health and boundaries. The class is a no-judgment space.

Tuesday Sep 21 to Dec 13 (Showcase on the last class)
18:50 to 20:20
€ 225,- incl. VAT for 12 classes.
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)

SOLD OUT — Visual and silent improvisation – Longform — SOLD OUT

Mondays from 20:25 to 21:55 – with Gael

This is the second part of the course ‘Visual and Silent Improvisation’. It is accessible if you followed the first semester or if you are an advanced improviser.

You already have some experience in improv but you want to explore your body more on stage? You have seen some improvised pieces (the Fraltons, Speechless, Just Play, etc.) and you would like to learn how to improvise with less to no words?

This course is for you! Built on Gael’s experience of speechless improv, you will explore the possibilities given when you stop talking and you focus on the visual informations. This semester will dig into a challenging form of improv: speechless narrative longform.

We will use more soundeffects and continue the work to create together a longer form of silent improv. Join the fun!

Monday Sep 21 to Dec 13 (Showcase on the last class)
20:25 to 21:55
€ 225,- for 12 classes.
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)

NEW — Elite Genre Class – Zombie Movie — NEW

Thursdays from 18:50 to 20:20 – with Gael

Based on the work done with the main cast of Flock Theatre in 2020, a small group of engaged players will work for 6 weeks toward a show in the genre of a zombie movie. The format, Skin Hunger, has been created and will be directed by Gael Doorneweerd-Perry.

The cast of 8 players will be required to assist to at least 5 rehearsals out of 6, and to be willing to invest time and energy outside of the class for diverse assignments connected to the genre (mostly watching movies and reading).

The angle of approach for the show is to work on the tropes of a Zombie movie, including practice of space object, character work, group dynamic, active integration of music, and giving a central role to non-male lead and non-traditionally gendered storylines.

Join us for some action, some emotion and a lot of thrill!

(This class might move to Monday Nov 8 – Dec 13 from 18:50-20:20. Let us know in the comment section of signup form if either day doesn’t work for you.)

Thursday Nov 11 – Dec 16 (Showcase at the last class)
19:25 to 20:55
€ 165,- for 6 classes. Only 8 students!
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Lokaal 4 – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)

NEW — Foundations in improvised theatre
for actors and artist
s — NEW

Mondays from 18:50 to 20:20 – with Gael

In this course, you will go through the foundations of what Flock Theatre holds dear to its heart when it comes to improv. Going through the basics of improvisation, deepening the work on stories, characters, space object and collaboration on stage, this course will introduce you or re-introduce you to improv.

Gael will guide the group through exploring how to improvise stories in which nothing is rehearsed, but all made on the spot: your lines, characters, and plot. If you have a background in scripted theatre, acting, performing arts or any kind of stage experience, come explore the thrill and fun of improvised theatre!

Improv and theatre are perfect to complement and feed each other, and in general improvisation will help you develop new layers to all your other artistic practices!

Monday Sep 20 to Dec 13 (Showcase at the last class)
18:50 to 20:20
€ 195,- incl. VAT for 12 classes.
All our classes are accessible.
Location: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)
Our programs

For teenagers

NEW — Theatercursus voor jongeren 12-18 jaar — NEW

Dinsdag van 17:15 to 18:45 – met Laura

In deze cursus gaan we aan de slag met theater en met improvisatie.

Je leert meer over in het moment improviseren, wat betekent dat we veel gaan lachen en veel gaan leren over durven en samenwerken. Denk bijvoorbeeld aan de Lama’s of De Vloer Op.
Daarnaast gaan we aan de slag met Shakespeare: de mooie teksten uit Romeo & Julia of de vette personages uit MacBeth.

Het beste van 2 werelden, kortom!

In deze groep is veel ruimte voor eigen ideeën, voor elkaars verhaal en voor heel veel lachen.
Docente van de groep ben ik, Laura Doorneweerd. Ik heb ruim 17 jaar ervaring in lesgeven en tienervoorstellingen schrijven.

Ik houd van spelers uitdagen in een richting waar ze zelf heen willen. Je zal niet de eerste zijn die na deze cursus zelf regisseur wordt, naar de theaterschool gaat of juist een enthousiaste hobbyist blijft.

De cursus start bij voldoende aanmeldingen. Schrijf je (vrijblijvend) in voor de interesselijst door het formulier in te vullen.
Dinsdag: 17.15-18.45 uur
€ 215,- voor 12 lessen (Presentatie in laatste les).
Al onze lessen zijn toegankelijk.
Locatie: Sportzaal – Huis van de Wijk de Meeuw (Motorwal 300, Amsterdam)

BONUS: ALL FLOCK THEATRE STUDENTS RECEIVE THE MONTHLY IMPROV MAGAZINE STATUS

Improv classes with Flock Theatre - Fall - Season 2021-2022 -- AMSTERDAM


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The teachers of Flock Theatre

Laura

Born and raised in the Netherlands, international and local teacher for 18 years.

Gael

Born and raised in the France, international and local teacher for 14 years.

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