Dance Improv Comedy

This workshop will explore the fundamentals of comedy improvisation from a physical standpoint. Techniques from comedy and dance improvisation will be woven together to explore two of the essential elements of improvisation, listening and play. The goal is to create a safe environment where participants have a chance to enjoy the freedom of the imagination and build confidence by boldly moving ahead without knowing what comes next. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to go barefoot. No previous experience is necessary. Who we are: The Raving Jaynes After suffering through the low wages and minimal recognition of the post-modern dance world, Jamie Graham and Amy Larimer are pursuing new prosperity and fame in the lucrative world of improv comedy! Amy & Jamie started out as classically-trained professional dancers. Seven years ago they were seduced by the dark sparkle of improv comedy and became the Raving Jaynes — a dynamic female duo mixing dance, improv, song and physical theater to tell entirely improvised stories! Nothing is choreographed! Nothing is scripted! We perform regularly at the PIT in New York City, teach workshops and are advocates for the art of improvisation as a performance practice. They have been presented at Mt Olymprov Improv Festival in Athens; IMPRO Amsterdam; the Abundance Festival in Karlstad, Sweden; Big City Improv Festival in Toronto; La 2da Muestra Nacional de Improvisación Teatral/ImproTop in Tepic, Mexico; TCIF in Minneapolis; the ADaPT Festival in Santa Barbara; Big City Improv in Toronto; Built on Stilts in Martha’s Vineyard; The Crisis Arts Festival in Arezzo, Italy; The Comedy in Dance Festival at Triskelion Arts; Dancemopolitan at Joe's Pub; The District Improv Festival in D.C.; Duofest in Philadelphia; The NYC Improv Festival; The Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre Festival, The Out of Bounds Comedy Festival in Austin; Your Move in Jersey City and The Tank. www.theravingjaynes.com,www.facebook.com/theravingjaynes, @ravingjaynes. They have been called "real deal: sharp, witty, gorgeous, and utterly unique!"(Dance Enthusiast).

Website: www.theravingjaynes.com

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Schedule

Wed, Jul 311-3 pmKarpeles Manuscript Museum Porter Street