Nathan Improv Local: Cardiff Impro Weekend Improv Comedy Intensive

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Nathan Improv Local: Cardiff Impro Weekend Improv Comedy Intensive

Time: March 19, 2016 at 11am to March 20, 2016 at 5pm
Location: Cardiff Arches
Street: John Street
City/Town: Cardiff
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Event Type: weekend, improv, comedy, intensive
Organized By: Nathan Keates
Latest Activity: Feb 26, 2016

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Nathan Improv Local: Cardiff Impro present:
Weekend Improv Comedy Intensive: Fundamentals of Improv (Cardiff, Wales)
Saturday 19th – Sunday 20st March 2016, 11am – 5pm.
Cardiff Arches, John Street, Cardiff CF10 5PE
Spontaneity assists people: inter-personal, confidence and risk-taking.

For all walks of life, improv comedy will offer a development in confidence, communication and spontaneity. In-line with the background of Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell and Brits such as Eddie Izzard, Paul Merton and Phil Jupitus, the course advocates the use of improvisation for everyone. No need to be an actor or comedian, but you’re allowed too.
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 the course, we shall explore thoughts on the use of fun, enhancing the performance of the players through using playfulness in their improvisation. Its 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.” İpek 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.

Let’s find the funny together.

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 available directly via emailing Nathan:

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