Race & Improv: The Workshop
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About the Event
'How do I support myself as a BIPOC Improviser and have fun at the same time?' An online half day workshop, exclusively for POC Players.About this Event
***There is limited ticket availability on this- please contact us if you'd like a partial / or full bursary - we have a few to give away- email Ariane : email@example.com with 'Bursary Place' in the subjectlline.
Do get in touch if a particular type of ticket has sold out, we will try and accommodate people if it's possible, butremember we are a non-profit so all fees go directly into paying the tutors for their time.*
Following our hugely successful BIPOC Research Jam, Different Women is collaborating with Hoopla to bring you this half day workshop exclusively for BIPOC players with guest teachers Monica Gaga & Minder Kaur Athwal, led by Ariane Barnes !
Exploring the themes we collated from our research we will be focusing on opening up the body and mind to allow fun in and kick frustration out!
This jam packed- half day immersion empowers BIPOC performers to establish their own method of coping with what improv throws at them in unique and different ways, through wellness techniques, fun movement & character games, scene work and discussion.
We will use a holistic approach to improv that leaves you feeling ready to cope with the next scene and reconnect with who you are from a place of personal power.
-How to connect mind and body in joy and expression through movement to enable smooth, connected playing from a place of personal power with a BIPOC focus.
-Performance/ Yoga Psychology Wellness techniques to overcome self-sabotage and process emotion.
-How to use your natural gifts and what you’ve learnt to create scenes that you feel comfortable with and have a blast within a safe & fun atmosphere!
This Online training is:
-Open to all levels of performers and Improvisers.
-Trans & non-binary Inclusive.
Your tutors will be:
Ariane Barnes is an artist-producer & Founder of the Different Women Project empowering WOC/LGBTQ women in performance to stand tall and strong in their craft. She specialises in confidence building, empowerment and person-centered development.
Her method fuses performance, psychology and diversity as a pedagogy to increase leadership skills and personal power through a body-mind connection.
Ariane has worked internationally as a performer, teacher and public speaker.
Clients include : Showstopper! The Improvised Musical, Hell Yeah!, Google, RADA, The Federation Of Drama Schools, & Intimacy for Stage & Screen.
Minder Kaur Athwal
Minder is an applied improv facilitator. She trained as a facilitator with the Old Vic Theatre and has also been a team leader running UK improv communities.
She specialises in creating positive experiences and cultures, building inclusive environments and working to make organisations more effective in meeting the needs of their members.
Clients include: Honey Badger, The Party Somewhere Else & The Global Improvisation Symposium.
Monica Gaga is a British-born black African queer improviser, facilitator, host, performer and producer. She trained in Community Theatre at East 15 Acting School, and her boundless love for improv stems from time spent at Second City in Chicago.
When she is not performing, hosting or teaching, Monica is championing diversity in improv and trying to get as many people, particularly POC, involved as possible.
Clients include : BBC Three, ITVBe, London Live, BBC History, BBC Radio London, Global Pillage, The Comedy Store, Hoopla Impro, Boulevard Theatre.
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