Improv Comedy Bangalore's finest Balasree Viswanathan and Nasir Engineer team up to bring an exciting Improv workshop filled with learnings of their combined 15 years of experience. In this workshop, they will cover:
Non verbal communication - Why is it important to understand body language? What are the different ways with which you can use your body to communicate? Why silence is your greatest strength?
Playing at the top of your intelligence - This area, in continuation with the previous one explores the different ways you can play to bring out honesty which is where your smartest self is hidden.
Storytelling - Following the last 2, how can you bring about all these factors together in weaving a narrative that relies so much on a group mind? We will explore that and other key elements on how an effective story in Improv is discovered.
ICB's Improv philosophy
At ICB, our guiding philosophy is to create spaces that are safe and encouraging for anyone to express themselves freely and in the capacity they choose.
ICB is a professional improvisational theater company operating from Bangalore. They have been operational since July 2015 and have performed in over 100+ shows across India including the very prestigious Second City Theatre in Chicago, US. They brought to India its first ever Improv festival - the Bengaluru Improv Festival in Nov 2018. They also brought to India its first ever 12 hour Improvathon.
They are also home to India's first and only active all-women Improv ensemble - The Adamant Eves. They conduct their own Improv workshops guided by their in-house Improv trainers and produce their own public shows and jams on a monthly basis. They offer Improv coaching to corporates, educators, children, and other performers as well. Their aim is to bring the beautiful potential of Improv to as many individuals in an increasingly tense world.
About the facilitators:
Nasir Engineer - Nasir is the Artistic Director of ICB and the Festival Director of Bengaluru Improv Festival. He has devised multiple Improv show formats for ICB and performed in over 100 Improv productions across the country. He is an ultra-marathon runner, a storyteller, graphic designer and a cat-dad.
Balasree Viswanathan - Balasree is an improv artiste and performer with Bangalore's most prolific improv group, Improv Comedy Bangalore. She was initially trained in the US and has been actively doing improv for 2.5 years. She has performed shows in the US and Bangalore. Bala is also a member and has formatted shows for The Adamant Eves, India's first and only active all-women improv ensemble.
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