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Picnic & Improv Theater Games: Sustainable Improv

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Global Improv Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 22 Jun 12:00 - 14:30

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Come join us for a joyful picnic! We will have brunch together and chat. Later, we will play some improvisational theater training activities and games. You do not need to know anything about improv - beginners are welcome and will be safe :-)

TOPIC: EXPLORING SUSTAINABILITY IN A PLAYFUL WAY WITH IMPROV - maybe with some ideas that might inspire you, I'm currently prototyping this workshop design :-) this is partially inspired by my friend Belina Raffy, see Protected content

Skills that improv is all about: Making your partner look good, accepting and building on others' ideas, playfulness, listening, flexibility/ spontaneity, focus on the here and now, taking risks, being aware/ mindful, and balancing freedom vs structure.

The good news: everyone can do this, you do not need to be particularly brave, spontaneous or creative :-) But there are a lot of techniques and concepts behind improv. And - as life does not have a script either - improv skills help in day to day life, too.

The typical choreography of our sessions: joint potluck meal during the first Protected content , some people arrive late, then about 90 min of improv exercises, games and a bit of theory and reflection, with a break in between. We try to make everyone feel safe and welcome while experimenting and learning together. We usually practice in English, but might switch to German if everyone is fine with it.

One main idea behind this group is to foster intercultural connection. The Global Improv group is also linked to the SAWA initiative (applied improv/ peace work including refugees and others). Also, some of our events involve dance, e.g. salsa - dancing is fun and dance improvisation, too!

Bring - if you find the time - something to eat and drink for yourself or to share.