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June 04 - 25, 2024

Introduction to Improvisation Class

BPRD • 455 South First Street BennettCO  80102 Organized by Bennett Park and Recreation District, CO
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Course Description and Rationale- Improvisation: If you have had any acting experience now is the time to try to fine tune your ability to focus, listen, respond, and create. Imagine being able to create an entire scene without memorizing a script! Improvisation is a craft, an art form, which will require practice and experience. There will be course instruction, but the classroom becomes experimental, allowing students to try new ideas and forms of expression. Physical movement will become imperative to visually mold your character in the audience’s mind. If time permits, we will work with masks and other forms of creative expression as well. Success for the group is based upon all tuning in, listening to, and then participating and supporting each other. No stage hogs need attend. Classroom practices are established to help the student create story lines and develop skills that will improve the quality of their life through personal confidence and skill building. Challenge yourself, laugh at yourself, and enjoy creating characters that will enrich your life by expanding your mind and your talents. Learning Objectives- Ability to 1. strategically analyze information, verbally and nonverbally. 2. strengthen listening skills. 3. assess what information most accurately and reliably responds to the needs of the character, the action, and the audience. 4. interpret information/messages from different perspectives. 5. understand how play stimulates the mind and enhances personal knowledge of the self. 6. understand the elements necessary to shape a variety of characters within the individual. 7. work with others in groups. 8. take criticism in a positive, progressive manner. 9. experience and explore spontaneity. Required Resources or Tools- Students must wear comfortable, flexible clothes to class. We will be working with our minds and our bodies; therefore, the body must be unconstrained and free to form without worry of inappropriate exposure of body parts.

Age and Gender

Ages 18-99

Location

BPRD

455 South First Street BennettCO  80102

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