Deep Dive La Ronde, starts Mar 9
- 4 CLASSES OF 2 HOURS
- SATURDAYS MAR 9, 16, 23, 30
- 1:00pm to 3:00pm Eastern (Click for time zone converter)
- PRICE IN CDN DOLLARS (plus tax for Canadians)
- TEACHER: KIRSTEN RASMUSSEN
- FOR: Intermediate to experienced players
In this online class, we'll explore the improvised format, La Ronde. The La Ronde is based on a 1950 French movie and features scenes focused on two people. Each subsequent scenes follows one of the two characters from the previous scene until we return to and conclude with the first two characters. It's a circular a series of vignettes, thus the name, La Ronde.
We will focus on what makes two person scenes pop. We'll learn and practise tools for listening, heightening and driving two-person scenes through character wants. We'll hold onto characters while showing the audience a new side of them from one scene to the next. Finally, our focus will shift to how to find theme, and weave threads without too much repetition in a long form focused on relationships.
What you'll get:
- Learn a new (or familiar!) format deeply
- Practice strong character work
- Explore improvised relationships
This class is appropriate for intermediate to experienced players.
TEACHER: KIRSTEN RASMUSSEN
Kirsten Rasmussen is a Canadian Comedy Award Winning and Canadian Screen Award Nominated actor, comedian, writer and director. Her acting can be seen on Schitt's Creek, Dino Dana, Odd Squad and Slo Pitch. She has written for The Snoopy Show on Apple Plus and This Hour Has 22 Minutes on CBC.
Kirsten teaches, performs and directs sketch and improv at The Bad Dog Theatre and The Second City Theatre Toronto. Most notably directing the The Second City Toronto's mainstage show called The Skyline's the Limit, and being part of the hit show She The People! Kirsten is known for her physical performances, huge characters and general sense of joyful chaos.
Two reduced-rate equity spots are reserved in each class at Improv College for members of equity-seeking communities on a first-come, first-served basis. To claim a spot in this class, simply select the Equity option from the Registration drop-down menu. No application required.
CODE OF CONDUCT
We expect all participants to treat each other with respect and dignity. No form of harassment, abuse, or discrimination will be tolerated. You can also read our full Code of Conduct.
The left two-thirds is composed of the class title "Deep Dive into La Ronde" in blue on a pink rectangle above an image of Kirsten against a red background, with improvcollege.ca on tilted white parallelogram in lower right.