Character. Objective. Relationship. Environment
“If we treat each other as if we are geniuses, poets, and artists, we have a better chance of becoming that on-stage.” (Del Close)
Fridays 10th of May – 28th of June
19:00 – 21:00
(!) Dates might change after taster session,
depending on room availability.
New Oriel Hall in Larkhall, Bath
 FREE taster on the 10th of May!
 Pay as you go 10£/7£ (cons*) per class
 Pay for all 7 weeks in one go 55£/40£ (cons)
(!) Offer  is the best value for money, plus you get to be in a show for family and friends at the end.
(!) cons* = students, unemployed, low income, retired
Week 1 – FREE Taster Class
Subtheme: Yes and! (Acceptance)
Date: 10th of May 2019
Week 2 – Character
Subtheme: Letting go of the fear of failure!
Date: 17th of May 2019
Week 3 – Objective
Date: 24th of May 2019
Week 4 – Relationship
Subtheme: Taking care of each other
Date: 31st of May 2019
Week 5 – Environment
Subtheme: Object work
Date: 7th of June 2019
Week 6 – Practice Class
Subtheme: Jump and justify!
Date: 14th of June 2019
Week 7 – Practice Class
Subtheme: Go deeper, find your why.
Date: 21st of June 2019
Week 8 – Show for Family and Friends
Date: 28th of June 2019
(!) Each class is self-contained, but people are encouraged to attend as many as possible to feel an improvement.
Who is it for?
CORE Improv is intended for beginners and those who want to hone their skills in the improv craft. People that struggle with anxiety, who want to enhance their spontaneity, confidence and creativity are especially welcome!
Improv is a form of theatre without a script. Improvisers create characters and stories on the spot with their fellow actors. Simple techniques like “Yes and”, listening, collaboration and commitment are often used to make laughter and mystery appear out of thin air. Some of the pioneers of this artform are Keith Johnstone, Viola Spolin and Del Close. Their methods influenced the way I learnt and teach improv techniques. See https://anamariaciucanu.com/storytelling/ for a list of all my more modern influences, as well as teachers that shaped me along the way.
This course is a set of 8 self-contained classes, spanned over 8 weeks, starting with a FREE taster class! It is a journey through the realm of improvised theatre, with a strong focus on short form scenes, characters and storytelling. Although not specifically designed as a comedy course, you’ll find that laughter springs often from our interactions and wild ideas.
The acronym CORE stands for the building blocks of any good story: character (who?), objective (what?), relationship (why?), environment (where?). It can also be a metaphor for working on your core creativity muscles. This is pilates for your mind!
“There are no mistakes, just opportunities,” (Tina Fey)
“as long as everyone is having fun.” (me)
(!) Click here to see all of my improv related projects and testimonials.