BIF days 2018

At BIF days (22nd to 25th of March) you can choose one of the three offered BIF days workshops (11 hours). You can see as many shows of the IMPRO as you like (also in the first festival days before the BIF days start). You participate in a panel-discussion about the European project Our Lives. You can join the Open Stage of all BIF-participants. You are invited to the closing party of the IMPRO.

BIF days Workshops.

All BIF days workshops are held in English, with a maximum of 12 participants each. 

Basic skills in improvisation are necessary, preferably a minimum of two years of improv experience.

All workshops will take place at JugendKulturZentrum PUMPE, Lützowstr. 42, 10785 Berlin-Mitte.

 

Beatrix Brunschko - Out of my life

Beatrix BrunschkoWhat if, say, the waiter/waitress we play by request of the audience had exactly the same morning routine in the bathroom as oneself and later, after work met up with the same friends in the same bar as oneself, and if he/she owned and used the same things as oneself? What if we open up our daily lives to create the improvised life of this waiter/waitress? What if this fictitious character was free to help himself/herself to the riches of our personal experiences and observations, if his/her short stage life was drawn from our wealth of experience? What if this is what we were to explore? Let’s find out! 

»Improvisation for me is all about trust. Trust in the moment, my partner, myself, the audience and trust in the magic, power and strength of this art form.« (Beatrix Brunschko)
 
 
 
 
 

Henk van der Steen - The lives of others

Henk van der SteenThere are various ways to create characters on stage. In improvisation theatre we very often have to make quick, bold choices. And sometimes there is enough space to discover your character while you are playing it. In this workshop we will dive into various ways to create nice, nasty, beautiful, ugly, average, unusual, believable and stereotypical persons on stage. A lot of those characters you’ve met already, very often. They’re part of your life: your brother, neighbour or favorite bakery-employee. Other characters are hidden somewhere in your body (and can quickly be found!). And others appear spontaneously when you change your voice just a little. Sometimes one bold statement is enough to know who your character is. We will investigate, discover, play, fail and have lots of fun.

»We as improvisers are finders, not searchers. The moment we stop searching, we’ll find our scene, fun and magic.« (Henk von der Steen)

 
 

Alenka Marinič - Let me hear your body talk

Alenka MarinicWhen improvisers are asked for self-criticism, they often say »we talked too much in the scene«. Talking is often used to hide insecurities in the character development - so often we are tempted to keep the story going by an excessive use of words. »Let me hear your body talk« will bring our awareness back to the body. Together we will explore what we perceive, what we intrinsically know (in the body) and how we can use this knowledge to our advantage when improvising on stage. You will get to know the fundaments of physical theatre: rhythm, spatial awareness, gesture, breath, body language, levels of presence and - most importantly - how these fundaments can generate play! It is a workshop about what happens and is happening on the stage before words are needed, if we stop and listen!

»I really love impro because it is a celabration of horizontal arraignment instead of hierarchal relationships that we very commonly find in theatre. In impro there are no big writers and directors. There are only players who are playing their hearts out in front of and with the audience!« (Alenka Marinič)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Schedule

THURSDAY
March 22nd
  4 pm: Welcome Meeting at Ratibor Theater
You will have coffee and cake and you receive your BIF passes along with all important information for the following days.
8 or 8:30 pm: Show of IMPRO 2018 Our Lives Format
followed by a talk with the director
FRIDAY
March 23rd
11 am to 3 pm:
Workshop
4 pm: Panel about
Our Lives
Maja Dekleva Lapajne, Christoph Jungmann and Marie Wellmann talk about the international improv project
8 or 8:30 pm: Show of IMPRO 2018
Please choose from the festival schedule
SATURDAY
March 24th
11 am to 3 pm: Workshop   7 pm: Final show of IMPRO 2018 at English Theatre Berlin
10 pm: Closing Party
SUNDAY
March 25th
11:30 am to 2:15 pm:
Workshop
4 pm: Open Stage
at Bühnenrausch
 
 
 

Contact and information.

Die Gorillas / Culturalis kulturmanagement

Barbara Wallace:

phone: +49-30-83037504

barbara@culturalis.de

 

Conditions for participation in the BIF program.

Reservation of workshop in order of registration plus receipt of payment.

Transfer of 50% of the workshop fee until Jan 15th of 2018 (first come, first served!), second 50% until February 15th of 2018.

Early Bird: Registration plus receipt of payment of 100% of the workshop fee until Dec 31st.

Participation in the workshops on your own risk, there is no insurance protection by Die Gorillas.

 

Rescission/refund.

More than 6 weeks before workshops: full refund.

More than 4 weeks before workshops: 75% refund.

4-3 weeks before workshops: 50% refund.

3-2 weeks before workshops: 30% refund.

2-1 week(s) before workshops: 10% refund.

Less than 7 days before workshop: no refund.

 

Bank transfer to.

Gorilla Theater e.V.

GLS Gemeinschaftsbank

IBAN DE25 4306 0967 1102 1165 02

BIC GENODEM1GLS

BOOKING

22.03. - 25.03.2018 IMPRO 2018: BIF days-Let me hear your body talk
Workshop place: Jugendkulturzentrum Pumpe, Lützowstraße 42, 10785 Berlin

There is the possibility to have lunch at the workshop location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the additional cost of 20,- Euro.

Registration:
Cost: 235,- Euro
Early Bird cost: 198,- Euro
Early bird cost applicable only with registration and full payment until Dec. 31st 2017.
Including all elements of the BIF days.

22.03. - 25.03.2018 IMPRO 2018: BIF days-Out of my life
Workshop place: Jugendkulturzentrum Pumpe, Lützowstraße 42, 10785 Berlin

There is the possibility to have lunch at the workshop location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the additional cost of 20,- Euro.

Registration:
Cost: 235,- Euro
Early Bird cost: 198,- Euro
Early bird cost applicable only with registration and full payment until Dec. 31st 2017.
Including all elements of the BIF days.

22.03. - 25.03.2018 IMPRO 2018: BIF days-The life of others
Workshop place: Jugendkulturzentrum Pumpe, Lützowstraße 42, 10785 Berlin

There is the possibility to have lunch at the workshop location on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the additional cost of 20,- Euro.

Registration:
Cost: 235,- Euro
Early Bird cost: 198,- Euro
Early bird cost applicable only with registration and full payment until Dec. 31st 2017.
Including all elements of the BIF days.