improvised hip hop with North Coast from New York
improvised hip hop
North Coast are flying all the way from New York to teach this amazing two day workshop!!! They are one of our favourite ever groups so we are getting them over especially for this.
New York City’s premier hip hop improv comedy team, North Coast, is a unique collaboration of improvisational comedy, hip hop, beatboxing, and music.
This intensive two day musical improv workshop introduces you to the basics of Hip Hop Improv: the combination of free-style rapping and scene work.
We’ll get you on your feet with freestyle rapping and getting a feel for rhyme scheme basics and creating both musical and rhythmic hooks.
We’ll also drill into the deal of your scene and its characters so we can rap from a place that matters.
Learn how to set yourself up, find your flow, and weave your rapped verses in and out of your improv scenework!
No previous experience of rap or musical improv needed. You don’t need any previous knowledge of rap or hip hop either.
dates, time, location
Days (2 day workshop): Saturday 7th March – Sunday 8th March 2020. BOOK NOW
Time: 12pm – 5pm both days.
Venue: Katzpace, Katzenjammers, 24 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TY
Tube: London Bridge
If you can’t decide between going to a comedy show and going to a party, these guys have you covered both ways. Hands down, it’s one of the most fun shows we’ve seen all year.
The New York Times Critic’s Pick.
I saw ANYBODY by North Coast and was f#%^*ing blown away. Go see it while you can for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast’s explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009.
Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show’s improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by resident beatboxer. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as “mind-blowing” and “next level” by critics and audiences alike.
Named one of the “Top Ten Best Comedy Shows” by Time Out New York, North Coast has been featured on Vh1, in Slate’s Podcast The Gist, The Village Voice, and The New York Times Comedy Listings. Currently, you can catch them performing every Saturday night in New York City at The Peoples Improv Theater.
- Free style rapping.
- Rhyme schemes.
- Creating musical and rhythmic hooks.
- Scene work.
- Finding the deal of your scene and characters.
- Rapping from a place that matters.
- Finding your flow.
- Weaving rapped verses in and out of your improv scenework.
Who is this suitable for?
People who’ve done some improv or acting before and want to play with improvised rap or hip hop. If you haven’t done any improv or acting before it’s best to start with our Beginners Improv Course first or Beginners Improv Class.
Do I need any musical improv experience?
No. No previous musical improv experience is needed for this workshop.
Do I need any hip hop or rap experience?
No. No previous hip hop or rap experience is needed for this workshop.
Do I need to know any hip hop?
No. Even if you’ve never listened to any rap or hip hop in your life you can still do this workshop.
What if I've done the North Coast workshop before?
This time around they will be doing just one workshop so it will be mixing in all experiences together in one hip hop weekend party. So this will be the only option this time.
How big is the class size?
Maximum of 16 people, we find this works as it’s big enough to create a fun atmosphere but small enough that you get lots of time to play with each exercises.
Is there a lunch break?
Yes there’s a lunch break around 1:30pm and also a few smaller breaks over the day.
Will you be doing it again?
Probably not for a long time, as North Coast are flying all the way from New York to do these workshops.