This workshop will explore the fundamentals of comedy improvisation from a physical standpoint. Techniques from dance improvisation will be used to explore two of the essential elements of improvisation, listening and play. (Note: participants should wear clothes they are comfortable moving in).
Date: Sunday June 8th, 2014
Times: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: The Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (get map)
Pre-requisites: PHIT Improv 201 or equivalent (with advance approval of the PHIT Education Director)
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Instructor: Amy Larimer
Amy Larimer creates dance theater work that blends movement, text and song and draws heavily on improvisation. Her work has been presented at comedy clubs as well as dance and theater venues in New York including: The 92nd Street Y, Caroline’s Comedy Club, Catch a Rising Star, Dixon Place, DTW, HERE, Joe’s Pub, The PIT, The Tank, Triskelion Arts and The West End Theater as well as nationally and internationally at festivals including: IMPROAmsterdam, the Netherlands; Abundance, Karlstad, Sweden; The Crisis Art Festival, Arezzo, Italy; the Twin Cities Improv Festival, Minneapolis; Your Move, Jersey City and the ADaPT Festival, Santa Barbara. She was a founding member of Nicholas Leichter Dance and toured internationally with Leichter for 10 years. She has been lucky enough to work with Clare Byrne, Daniel Clifton, Colin Connor, Aaron Draper, Polina Klimovitskaya, Daniel McCusker, Patricia Nannon, Leanne Schmidt, Debra Wanner and the Bronx Repertory Company. She recently choreographed and performed in Beth Portnoy’s dance film ʺGyre-ationʺ which has been presented at numerous festivals from Helsinki to Bogota. She received her MFA from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and recently published an article on improvisation in the Journal of Dance Education. She is an Assistant Professor and the Artistic Director of the Dance Program at Lehman College as well as the creator and director of The Raving Jaynes: Improvised Dance Theater.