After the resounding success of ASIFA India’s earlier masterclasses, we are proud to present to you our next edition of the masterclass series.
This time its a full day Improvisation Workshop by Doerthe Eickelberg.
(Finding ideas with the help of improvisation).
Its a session which would be beneficial for Animators and Storytellers…..
The session would be in Indore on 2nd of February 2013 at Hotel Crown Palace.
It would be a day long session from 10:00am – 5:00pm.
The fees for the session is Rs. 500/- for students & professionals.
All those who are interested to interact and learn from instructors of her calibre could send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
About the session
Some people avoid cookbooks, city maps and instruction manuals. They don’t like to learn by heart, they follow their heart.
Happily going astray, their only signpost is intuition. These people probably are improvisers.
Improv playing is acting combined with creative storytelling. There is no script, no rehearsal, no second chance.
Every scene is being written when the actor sets his foot on the stage.
With this workshop, I would like to give a brief overview on what is improv theatre and how to use improv techniques both in creative work and daily life.
There are various exercises in which you can train the most important assets for interactive storytelling: focus, free associations, spontaneity, fast reactions. And: team play.
Because improv theatre only works if you trust your team member. This is not tennis, it’s football.
Animators, producers and directors go through their own “hero’s journey” on the way to the completion of a film.
The obstacles: losing the focus, losing the courage, or getting lost in a story that is only driven by intellectual ideas and not by the main characters.
Improv Theatre can help you to refocus; you reflect about your story and your characters in a playful way.
Improv is like a mental massage: the exercises loosen up and make room for new ideas.
Thoughts can flow without self censorship. There is no gravity in improv land…
Animators have the potential to be good improv actors: They have phantasy and the understanding of good storytelling.
As we know, animators actually ARE actors – only too modest to perform on stage.
Having conducted several improvisation workshops in Germany with international animators from the Film Academy in Ludwigsburg,
the FMX and Animation Sans Frontières, Doerthe is now looking forward to her next destination: ASIFA, India!
We invite you to be a part of this interesting and unique Master class.
About Doerthe Eickelberg
Dörthe Eickelberg is a German director, comedian and host, sometimes both at the same time. She took a few detours on the way there: taught water sports to rich kids in Switzerland and painted walls with poor teens in Brazil, worked as a ghostpainter in Vancouver and completed an internship in la dolce vita in Rome.
She toured with a cabaret trio through Germany and performed improv every weekend in Berlin. In Canada she went through a painful self experiment as a stand up comedian.
Dörthe also shot elves in Iceland – on film. The result, FAIRIES AND OTHER TALES, worked as the perfect excuse to travel to film festivals from America to Zimbabwe.
When she later was producing her handmade satire series BE BERLINER!, a hybrid form of improvised short films, she was handpicked by the French German culture channel ARTE. Currently she is in charge of hosting the daily science magazine X:ENIUS. Together with her French co-host, she is touring Europe to cover topics from ants to exoplanets.
In the lunch breaks she tries to spot the only vegan dish on the menu.
And in the shooting breaks she would always find a good excuse to go surfing.
Dörthe speaks English, French and Italian fluently and in the emergency case would also get by in Spanish and Portuguese.