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TBC HK Improv Workshop - Guest Instructor Nick Byrne!

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TBC HK has brought over guest instructor Nick Byrne, all the way from OZ, to run a specialised workshop this month!

Join us for a 3-hour intensive on:
1. Being at your Peak Performance
2. The "Common Monsters" that plague us all
3. Going Beyond Creativity

While he is in town, you can also hire Nick for a private workshop. If this is of interest, contact TBC HK at tbcimprovhk@gmail.com, or send us a private message here.

More on Peak Performance:
Can we perform at our best more often? Why does everyone
warm-up differently, and is there common ground for how best to
prepare for a performance? Can I prevent myself from going ‘into my head’, whilst I am in the wings mid-show, or out-of- focus mid-scene?

More on Common Monsters:
Are there areas of improvisation that you consider more difficult
than others? Do you sometimes avoid choosing these types of
scenes/games/long-forms? Did you imagine you needed a
special talent or skill set to perform musical or Shakespearean
improv, or another specialised style? Who told you that? Maybe it
was yourself? Well, you can do it! You can do it, now!

More on Beyond Creativity:
Your mind is a limitless stream of material, most of which you do
not access or reveal to others. There are no ‘mental blanks’, only
your choice, whether to listen to what is already in your head, and
use it, or not. This material may not be a linear narrative and
simple for the listener to understand, without making their own
interpretations (a good thing), but it is what makes you human,
vulnerable, fascinating, and beautiful. It is what people will LOVE
you for, if only you listen to yourself, and offer your audience the
chance to hear, too.

About our guest instructor:
Nick Byrne is Artistic Director of Improvention; Australia’s international festival and convention of unscripted theatre. He operates Impro ACT, Canberra’s original and largest improvisation company. He has been teaching improv for over a decade.

Outside of theatre, Nick teaches in the field of applied improvisation. He has taught United Nations peacekeepers on cultural sensitivity, worked with Olympic Athletes to deal with off-field adversities, and helped educators at the National Gallery of Australia deliver satisfying niche experiences.

Improvisation as a lifestyle and ethic:
In this workshop, we will theatrically view improvisation as a choice of technique; there is no reason to prove we are improvising - we simply either do good theatre or not, and our chosen technique can be to improvise. Whilst certain elements require experience and skills, mixed-level casts can often create the most genuine experience. All levels are welcome!

Nick will showcase that a scene is never about “going to the zoo” - the on-stage experience is about relationship and collaboration, with both your scene partners and the audience. He will demonstrate bold risk-taking and relentless experimentation.
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