It would be shame to have our bad-ass guest ensemble director down from Amsterdam, and not have her teach a workshop while she’s here.
Take a look at what’s in store:
Title: Sensing for Improvisors
Time: Saturday 10am-4:30pm, 30mins for lunch
This workshop is about feeling. Nothing emotional or navel-gazing: this will just be about the sense of touch.
We are going to experiment with fun, physical exercises that will help develop your character work.
What will happen to your movement if you tape 4 fingers together? And which character is a result from wearing a silky scarf?
This workshop is inspired by Somatic Costumes and will give you easy, clear techniques of getting connected to your body and be more present.
You will discover what sensing will do with your impro. Expect to do little thinking, lots of moving, listen to music and just leap, discover and feel.
Laura is an Amsterdam-based teacher, performer and director. She is a star of shows including all-woman action epic The Ferocious Four, two-hander Jochem & Laura, Raison D’être and Me & My Ex, and co-founder of the multi-lingual Ohana project for European improvisers.
With a background in theatre and dance, she has been teaching for 16 years and, for 10 years, ran her own drama school in the Netherlands. Currently she is AD of TVA IMPRO in Amsterdam.
She travels the world, guesting at major festivals as an individual performer and tutor, and touring internationally with her ensemble shows.
Also, her last name is a castle. True story.
$75 / 6 hrs / space is limited / class held at the Friends Meeting of Austin – 3701 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78721