Spontaneity: The Art of Improvisation

Course Code: IMP101-WS
Day: Sat Time: 10:00-16:30 Hours: 6 Sessions: 1 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Special Notes: This workshop requires a minimum of 6 enrollments to run. Location: In-Person (Tokyo) English Proficiency Level: High Intermediate, Advanced

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Course Description

"The essence of pleasure is spontaneity." -Germaine Greer Improvisation, also known as 'winging it', 'ad-libbing' and 'speaking off the cuff', involves developing natural creative expression, improving communication and storytelling skills, and practicing acting and speaking without preparation, all while having fun! Life can throw at us challenges that we haven't planned for on a daily basis. How can we deal with the unexpected with less stress and more ease and pleasure? In a positive, fun, and encouraging environment, participants will learn the foundations of improvisation through simple exercises and games that can be applied to any situation in everyday life where it may be necessary to problem solve with little preparation. Regardless of your experience, background, or training, everybody can benefit from studying improvisation!


No required textbook


Ron Scott

Instructor Biography

Ron Scott has been teaching English in and around Tokyo since arriving in Japan in July 2005. From Canada, Ron obtained both an honours Bachelor's degree in Drama and Psychology from McMaster University and a Master's in Drama Therapy from Concordia University.
An avid traveler, Ron travelled around the world on a cruise ship, running a recreational facility for children. Ron has also been acting and making people laugh since an early age, and is very active in the Tokyo English theatre community.
Due to his interest in acting, and particularly in comedy, Ron is very interested in and specializes in teaching both natural English and how we can use comedy and humor to communicate, connect, and create deeper relationships with others.