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BasingstokeImprov Posted - 15/01/2016 : 14:18:25
Basingstoke Improv and Nathan Improv present:

Weekend Improv Comedy Intensive (Basingstoke)

28th Sunday 29th February 2016, 10am 5pm.

Venue TBC

Booking 105 (incl. booking fee)

Spontaneity delivers laughs, relaxation and personal development.

Everyone can do improv comedy and it's advisable. It will offer a development in communication, confidence and being spontaneous. Alike the training of the well known names such as Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell and even British famed such as Eddie Izzard, Paul Merton and Phil Jupitus, the course advocates the use of improvisation for everyone. No need to desire a career in comedy or theatre, as it is used in education, business and training, amongst other sectors. It really is useful for all.

The weekend intensive is led by Nathan Improv. The workshops shall explore spontaneity and its application to create comedy live. There is a weekend course available for all in February. In the course, we shall explore thoughts on the use of fun, enhancing the performance of the players through using playfulness in their improvisation. It's rather obvious that fun is engaging to see and is also fun for the performers. Playfulness gets us out of the way of ego, judgement and expectations, which are three elements that kill our improv. We shall search the basics of improvisation: listening, agreement and adding, committing and supporting each other. Improv is an open art form, where we search for freedom and honesty for comedy!

Thank you for your power and being dynamic! Anonymous, Germany
I really love the focus of this workshop Thanks for everything. #304;pek Nisa Beslen, Turkey
Awakened lots of thoughts; really interesting Anonymous, Finland

Nathan Keates ( is a professional international improv teacher that has various acclaims in testimonials and toured to various festivals around the world to both teach and perform. Keates has also directed many productions. In this weekend improv comedy intensive, Keates shall lead through topics from Viola Spolin, Keith Johnstone, Del Close and some from the Keates himself (amongst others). By the end of the course all participants will have personally explored and developed in the art form of improvisation and can stroll through the wonders that are your journey to the unknown.

Lets find the funny together.

Book today! Email

Improv comedy can be simple, with our natural capacity to improvise. We use the playfulness that adults tend to avoid as it leads to comedy; the participants quickly see the opening gate that enables us to find what makes people laugh, enjoy the moment and produce quality off the cuff. Comedy is innate in everyone, what the course will do is bring this to the forefront. The process is both fun and informative. Through the progress of the course, the participants develop in each fundamental aspect of improvisation. The incremental challenges leads to the potential to get onstage with nothing and create comedy for a live audience.

"I had a great time and feel that I've made a huge step forward in improv. Thanks." Denitsa, Belgium

"Nathan' brought together the magical support from oneself and the freedom provided by chaos." Anonymous, Estonia

Booking for the course is priced 105 (including booking fee) are available directly via emailing Nathan:

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BasingstokeImprov Posted - 15/01/2016 : 14:20:29
These can be in Newbury too, but the areas are close anyway.

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