Pathos and passion (6hours) Thu, 21st Nov, 10am to 5pm
For me, the most rewarding moment on stage doing improv is the absolute silence that engulfs a theatre during an emotional scene. Achieving this means you have successfully connected to your audience. You made them care so much that they are even holding their breath awaiting how the scene will unfold. One important aspect for creating such moments is showing honest emotions. This workshop is about exploiting real and nuanced emotions to make your audience care. We will use acting exercises to experience how our face, voice and body changes when feeling specific emotions. We will analyze those changes and employ them to inject tension into a scene. If you invest in your scene, the audience will invest in you.
About Ben Verhoeven
Ben Verhoeven is a professional improviser and teacher from Antwerp, Belgium. Hes currently the managing director of Swaajp Improtheater, co-director of Werewolves the improv show and also performs musical improvisation with Commotie. Since starting improvisation in 2011, Ben has performed over one hundred shows in nine different countries in three different languages. Ben has been running the Swaajp School of Improv since 2017 and regularly teaches workshops to various groups in Belgium and abroad (Germany, New Zealand, France, Slovenia, The Netherlands). Hes also a founding member of The SIN, an international network for ambitious improvisers in Europe. Ben believes that playing through emotions and a characters point of view leads improvisers to finding more beautiful stories to put on stage.
About the Bengaluru Improv Festival
The Bengaluru Improv Festival is Indias FIRST and the ONLY Improv festival. Our first edition in November 2018, marked India's entry on the global Improv map with much vigor. India has a thriving Improv potential. After our first successful edition, we aim to keep bringing BIF back with the intention to get all those who practice the art of Improv under one roof. The festival will see international Improv artists, who will collaborate with us to perform and teach their experienced knowledge about art.
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