Ant Power - Emergent Improvisation with Beatrix Brunschko

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Ant Power - Emergent Improvisation with Beatrix Brunschko

Seattle,  

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From  2019-06-22 19:00:00  to  2019-06-23 00:30:00
Event Description
Don't miss this rare opportunity to study with one of Europe's best improvisers. Unexpected Productions has the honor of having Beatrix Brunschko as a guest teacher for this workshop. She is part of this year's Seattle International Festival Improv and has taught at Unexpected Productions on multiple occasions.  Ant Power - Emergent Improvisation If you give a colony of ants a week and a pile of dirt they will transform it into skyscrapers in an ant-scaled city. Without a blueprint or a leader, millions of little individual ants create a complex, fascinating, functioning society . It turns out that ants perform these complex tasks by obeying a few simple rules, responding to outside cues and each other, resulting in this amazing final structure, without the individual ants even being aware of the great creation they bring into being. Because of this, ants are a popular source of inspiration for design in software engineering, robotics, industrial design, and other fields involving many simple parts working together to perform complex tasks. In this workshop let ants be an inspiration for the collaboration of us improvisers on stage. Let them be our role models for working together on stage when we are using our improv power to create a piece of theatre from nothing. We will focus on our true improv powers and just simply do our job as improvisers and as we practice our best improv skills while we spend time on stage together. Let´s truly listen to our fellow players Let´s open up and look into each other's eyes for real Let´s unconditionally follow each other Let´s honestly respond to our fellow players in every single moment of our connection And at the end of the day let´s step aside and look back at the complex, fascinating pieces of theatre we left behind. "Stories which were permitted to happen on a true, honest, moment-to-moment basis. Scenes which emerged as an unintended result from nothing because we were not focusing on building a story. Stories we didn´t know were happening while we were creating them because we were just doing what improvisers do.“ - Randy Dixon This workshop emerged out of the 19th Seattle Festival of Improvisation in June 2015. Date: 6/22Time: 12:00pm-5:30pmLocation: Unexpected Productions Improv School, Georgetown Studios, 650 South Orcas, Suite 101 Seattle, WA 98108 https://goo.gl/CMCRQpMaximum Students: 14Cost: $95Prerequisite: Improv 200 Beatrix Brunschko Biography Beatrix is an actress, director and Artistic Director of TiB-Improv, in Gratz, Austria. She holds a master degree in psychology. 1989 she became Ensemble Member of Theater im Bahnhof - TiB.  Since 2002, she has a taught at the University for Music and Performing Arts in Graz. She teaches basic acting skills, improvisation, drama and became a guest professor for drama in 2012. She teaches Improv all over Austria, Germany and Switzerland, and Europe as well as in Canada and the USA and has been a guest performer in numerous Improv Festivals all over the globe.  Since 2004 she has been a member of the international Improv Collective„ "The Orcas Island Project“ founded and artistically guided by Randy Dixon, the Artistic Director of Unexpected Production. Since 2012 she has been a part of the All-Star Improv Ensemble of the TAG - Theater an der Gumpendorferstraße in Vienna. This year she became part of "The Essentials“ a group that performs improvised musicals in stage pictures of various Theatres in Graz. She appears as an actress in Austrian Movie and TV Productions such as the award-winning feature "Das finstere Tal“ from Andreas Prochaska and his TV- Series "Maximilian". She directed the weekly TV-Talk show "Demokratie, die Show“ with Ed Hauswirth and the first Episode in the international Improv Movie Project "Should I Stay or Should I Go“. She is currently performing in the latest theatre production of Theater im Bahnhof "The Downfall of the Austrian Empire - or the Nervous Republic“ and she is preparing the upcoming production of Theater im Bahnhof "The Game of Poverty“. Our Georgetown Studios are located right behind the Georgetown Post Office. It is easily accessible via I-5 or Highway 99 or via bus lines 124, 106, 131, and 132. There is plenty of well lit, free parking as well, right near our front door! https://goo.gl/CMCRQp **Cancellation policy: If you must cancel before the first class, we offer credit only towards a future class. We are unable to offer refunds. You must cancel 24 hours before the start of the class to receive credit for a future class. Again we are unable to offer refunds.