BIF days

The BIF programme brings together improvisers from all over the globe to gather new impulses and impressions, to improve and establish contacts. Next to the workshops the supporting programme offers various opportunities to experiment, find new approaches, network and most of all have a joyful time.

Workshop: Hard topics

Book workshop

John Gebretatose (USA)

In this workshop, we will highlight what happens to us as performers when a scene becomes scary, offensive or insensitive and we freeze or lose ourselves. We explore some approaches to get agency back when we find ourselves somewhere uncomfortable, tools for improvising mindfully and finding a proactive voice for you and your show.

Trigger and content warning: this class is based on scenes when you find yourself dealing with topics of race or socially and politically charged situations – which means it will include discussions and scenes dealing with race, gender and other very personally sensitive areas and how to move forward thoughtfully, respectfully and meaningfully when you find yourself there.

LEVEL: participants with at least 3 years of impro experience, who rehearse and/or take workshops on a regular basis.

The BIF days program is held in English, with a maximum of 10 participants. The program involves 11 hours of workshops, a panel discussion, two jams, fun activities and tickets to any of the shows of IMPRO 2020.

Location: Jugendkulturzentrum Pumpe, Lützowstraße 42

MARCH19 | THURSDAY

16:00 – 17:30

PANEL DISCUSSION: POLITICAL CORRECTNESS AND CENSORSHIP IN IMPRO (AND OTHER ARTS)

Host: Journalist Friedhelm Teicke (zitty Berlin)
Panelists: Inbal Lori (ISR), John Gebretatose (USA) and Lad’a Karda (CZE)

17:30

WELCOME MEETING AND BRIEFING

 

20:00

SHOW OF IMPRO 2020

MARCH 20 | FRIDAY

10:30 – 14:30

WORKSHOP

 

15:30 – 16:30

JAM WITH ALL BIF PROGRAMM GROUPS

 

20:00

SHOW OF IMPRO 2020

MARCH 21 | SATURDAY

10:30 – 14:30

WORKSHOP

 

16:00 – 17:00

SOCCER MATCH BETWEEN BIF PARTICIPANTS AND IMPRO 2020 ENSEMBLE

 

20:00

SHOW OF IMPRO 2020

 

23:00

CLOSING PARTY OF IMPRO 2020

MARCH 22 | Sunday

12:00 to 15:00

WORKSHOP

 

16:30

JAM SESSION

 

19:00

OPEN STAGE