Movement for improvisers.
BodyProv is about getting comfortable with your body and how it can work for you and with you in improv using culturally diverse music & movement, games and scene work to maximise your choices and enjoy working with your body on stage.
We’ll start by taking you through some basic wellness techniques to get you into your body and progressively build towards creating and holding space with your physicality in a fun way through games, jams and scenes.
We’ll go on to deepen the dialogue between body and mind to deepen and maximise your physical choices so they stand out and culminate in clear physical offers that everyone loves to run with.
Finally we’ll fuse character work and physicality and blur the lines between movement and dance, so you can fully incarnate a character and lead with your body to a professional standard without thinking about it.
Suitable for all levels, no previous experience needed.
Every Tuesday for 6 weeks from Tuesday 12th January 2021. BOOK NOW
Time: 7pm – 9pm each week.
Teacher: Ariane Barnes.
Venue: Online using zoom. All details for login for zoom will be emailed to participants on the day of the first workshop.
The above course is online:
1. Book your place on this page.
2. On the day of the first workshop we will email you log-in for the zoom chat.
3. You then click on the link in the email to join the zoom chat and enter password.
4. You will just need a laptop with camera and internet connection, everything else will be in the link. Laptops work better than ipads and phones for improv over Zoom.
5. Don’t worry if you haven’t used Zoom before, we start the first session with an overview of how to use it.
Ariane is a performer, teacher & multi-lingual improviser.
She has worked internationally as a performer and public speaker.
Her solo show ‘Maroon Queen’ fuses an original soundtrack, epic poetry, comedy, capoeira and dance with an international cast.
She is a cast member of Hell Yeah! A Sup-Her Group of London’s Hottest Queer Improv talent and was a core member of Olivier-award winning Showstopper! The Improvised Musical.
In 2014, she founded ‘The Different Women Project’ empowering those who don’t fit the standard mold in performance to stand strong and tall in their craft with a focus on providing work opportunities to WOC/LGBTQ Women.
Ariane is a qualified performance teacher and holds a certification in Yoga For Mental health. She trained at Rose Bruford College Of Performance (BA Hons Acting) and was the recipient of The Lawrence Oliver Award Behrens Bursary.
She specialises in confidence building, empowerment and person-centered development using performance, psychology and diversity as a pedagogy to increase leadership skills and personal power through a body-mind connection.
As a teacher, Ariane is passionate about a holistic approach to performance and improv that enables performers to develop and support themselves fully in order to give their best performance from a place of joy & connection to self.
Who is this suitable for?
Anybody who wants to learn and play more with movement.
How much improv or acting should I have done before doing this course?
This course is suitable for all levels. Everyone welcome.
What comes after this course?
We have a variety of other advanced improv courses that would be suitable, with themes like story, character, scenes and more. Running both online and in real life.
What if I’m running late?
We’ll be starting each session at 7pm. This is an advanced course and we’re trying to form a team, so please don’t book this course if you are likely to be late on a regular basis.
What’s the class size?
Reduced from 16 to 10-12 while running online.
What do I need to take part?
Laptop with camera and an internet connection. Laptops work better than phones or ipads, but phones and ipads also work.
Do I need to sign up to Zoom in advance for the online version?
No. On the day of the workshop we email you with all you need for zoom. There's a link to click on and a pass word all in the email.
When do you email the Zoom link to take part?
On the day of the first workshop.
Can I transfer to online from my booking for a real-life course that has been postponed or vise versa?
Yes. We don't have the tech on our website for you to do this automatically, but email [email protected] if you would like to do this and we will move your booking and payment over and refund you any difference.
Is there an end of course show?
No. We want to focus on the core skills and we've found doing show formats on top of that can be distracting. However if show teams form from the course we do have the space to put on shows and can help out on an informal basis.
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