Festival: The last Show

The whole festival will close with „The last show“.

This show will allow participants, guests and teachers of the festival to step on stage together with someone they don’t know very well.

We want to encourage everyone who is part of the festival, to ask someone they would love to be on stage with during the festival. Each duo will get between 3-5 minutes on stage. But a few spots in the show are already filled with some professional guests from near and FAR.

This will be a final festival show that is well worth seeing!

Free for all festival participants. External audience are very welcome. A voluntary donation will be appreciated.

 

Language: English

 

Where

Schauspielstudio Frese

Große Bergstraße 264-266, Hamburg 22765

 

When

Sunday, March 24th

 

Start

2:30 pm

15th TÖRN Cup – Der Hamburger Maestro™

In the TÖRN Cup, your favorite players from Hamburg as well as improv newcomers and guests from all over Germany will compete in a hot, emotionally charged competition. There they will be randomly thrown together in different combinations and have to prove themselves in a gripping thriller, a love ballad or an improvised horror film. Will the players of the evening play their hearts out or play their hearts out?

It is up to the audience to decide who has done the best. And this decision is not always the easiest, because only one*r can qualify at the end of the evening for the championship title and take home fame and honor, but especially the coveted 5-euro bill.

The special: Immediately before the show, there will be a free impro workshop, for which you can register in advance. With a bit of luck, participants will have the chance to try out what they have learned on stage directly afterwards and perform at the TÖRN Cup. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, everyone is welcome! Since the number of participants is limited, it is advisable to register in advance at maestro@improfestival-hamburg.de! The workshop will take place from 5-7pm at the Motte.

 

Where?
Motte
Rothestrasse 48, 22765 Hamburg

When?
Friday, 19.04.2024
Start: 20.00

Normal price: 10 Euro

Cultural support: 12 Euro

 

Maestro Impro was created by Keith Johnstone, TM & Copyright 1970-2023
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Exclusively licensed by International Theatresports Institute

16th TÖRN Cup – Der Hamburger Maestro™

In the TÖRN Cup, your favorite players from Hamburg as well as improv newcomers and guests from all over Germany will compete in a hot, emotionally charged competition. There they will be randomly thrown together in different combinations and have to prove themselves in a gripping thriller, a love ballad or an improvised horror film. Will the players of the evening play their hearts out or play their hearts out?

It is up to the audience to decide who has done the best. And this decision is not always the easiest, because only one*r can qualify at the end of the evening for the championship title and take home fame and honor, but especially the coveted 5-euro bill.

The special: Immediately before the show, there will be a free impro workshop, for which you can register in advance. With a bit of luck, participants will have the chance to try out what they have learned on stage directly afterwards and perform at the TÖRN Cup. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, everyone is welcome! Since the number of participants is limited, it is advisable to register in advance at maestro@improfestival-hamburg.de! The workshop will take place from 5-7pm at the Motte.

 

Where?
Motte
Rothestrasse 48, 22765 Hamburg

When?
Friday, 17.05.2024
Start: 20.00

Normal price: 10 Euro

Cultural support: 12 Euro

 

Maestro Impro was created by Keith Johnstone, TM & Copyright 1970-2023
All Rights Reserved
Exclusively licensed by International Theatresports Institute

17th TÖRN Cup – Der Hamburger Maestro™

In the TÖRN Cup, your favorite players from Hamburg as well as improv newcomers and guests from all over Germany will compete in a hot, emotionally charged competition. There they will be randomly thrown together in different combinations and have to prove themselves in a gripping thriller, a love ballad or an improvised horror film. Will the players of the evening play their hearts out or play their hearts out?

It is up to the audience to decide who has done the best. And this decision is not always the easiest, because only one*r can qualify at the end of the evening for the championship title and take home fame and honor, but especially the coveted 5-euro bill.

The special: Immediately before the show, there will be a free impro workshop, for which you can register in advance. With a bit of luck, participants will have the chance to try out what they have learned on stage directly afterwards and perform at the TÖRN Cup. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, everyone is welcome! Since the number of participants is limited, it is advisable to register in advance at maestro@improfestival-hamburg.de! The workshop will take place from 5-7pm at the Motte.

 

Where?
Motte
Rothestrasse 48, 22765 Hamburg

When?
Friday, 21.06.2024
Start: 20.00

Normal price: 10 Euro

Cultural support: 12 Euro

 

Maestro Impro was created by Keith Johnstone, TM & Copyright 1970-2023
All Rights Reserved
Exclusively licensed by International Theatresports Institute

Festival: Sound off & KING’S WHIM (el capricho del rey)

On the second evening of the festival, there are two specials in one show.

SOUND OFF!

The Impro Duo Bemme & Melange from Vienna sets out on a new adventure. In „Sound off!“ they enter a world in which language doesn’t matter. Completly without words, immersed in an atmosphere of sounds and songs, the two actors Ursula Anna Baumgartner and Anne Rab step into the unknown. Inspired by audience suggestions for a setting for this experiment, they ride a rollercoaster of improvised emotion and comotion where only one thing is certain: nothing is certain.

Language: body language

 

KING’S WHIM 

KING’S WHIM (EL CAPRICHO DEL REY) The king wants a play. He doesn’t know what he wants but he wants it now. A playwright and a jester must agree to create a story that pleases the king and they only have 30 minutes to do it. Their lives depend on it. This improvised play highlights the importance of oral tradition and storytelling through two different and conflicting characters: a quiet, cerebral playwright and a deranged, physical buffoon.

Language: English

 

Where

LICHTHOF Theater

Mendelssohnstraße 15B, 22761 Hamburg

 

When

Friday, March 22nd

 

Start

8 pm

 

Festival: COLLAGE

Collage is presented by an international soundpainting ensemble. Soundpainting is the universal multidisciplinary live compositional sign language for musicians, actors, dancers and visual artists. Currently (2023), the language includes more than 1500 gestures that are gestured by the soundpainter/composer* to indicate the type of material desired by the performers. The conductor composes in real time and uses the gestures to shape the composition in any way desired. Sometimes the sound painter knows what he/she is getting from the performers, and sometimes he/she doesn´t. The conductor creates a collage from the moment. With all senses.

Language: english + body language 

 

Where

LICHTHOF Theater

Mendelssohnstraße 15B, 22761 Hamburg

 

When

Saturday, March 23rd

 

Start

8 pm

 

Festival: International TÖRN CUP / MAESTRO™

In the TÖRN Cup, your favorite players from Hamburg and improv stars from different corners of the world will compete in a hot, emotionally charged competition.

Will the players of the evening play their hearts out or into your hearts? The audience will decide who takes home the title of maestra/maestro at the end.

Language: English + German 

 

Where

LICHTHOF Theater

Mendelssohnstraße 15B, 22761 Hamburg

 

When

Thursday, March 21st

 

Start

8 pm

Movement (BOOKED OUT)

Dive into the fascinating world of your body!

With targeted exercises, you will learn to know your body much better and to expand your movement vocabulary. Through playful partner games and body puzzles, you will explore the subtle facets of your body. You will learn to perceive your body in a better way and use it more consciously.

The body puzzles will challenge and inspire you to explore new movement possibilities. In a supportive environment, you will creatively unfold and strengthen your self-confidence in physical expression.

This workshop offers you the opportunity to connect with your body, appreciate it, and improvise in harmony with it. We create an atmosphere of exchange and mindfulness, where you can expand your body awareness in a playful and vibrant way. Together, we will uncover the potential of our bodies and find new ways to express ourselves through movement.
No prior experience is required – whether you already have experience with bodywork or are just embarking on this journey, this workshop is open to anyone who wants to develop more body awareness.

 

Instructor:

Nikolai Pawlas (Hamburg, DE)

 

Level: all Levels

 

It is a half-day-workshop:
On Friday: 10.00 am – 12.30 pm

 

Fee: 50,- Euro (tax included)

Tools for physical theatre (BOOKED OUT)

In our daily lives, our bodies are the first tool of communication we use: on the street, in the bus, in a shop. Even in the absence of words, we are able to interact with others and pick up on their emotions. Our bodies are able to convey messages before we even speak. While words can be used to deceive, our bodies can’t lie.

Physical theatre is a form of theatre that prioritizes the use of body as a primary storytelling tool, rather than relying just on words. Jacques Lecoq and E. Decroux were two important theatre educators who were interested in exploring the possibilities of the body for the stage. During the workshop, Andres will explore some exercises drawn from their work as well as the technique of mask theatre together with his participants.

Through various exercises and games you will explore tools such as: energy, breath, focus, action – reaction. This tools will help you to bring movement, posture and gesture on the first line and give your performance deepness and believability.

This workshop aims to provide some instruments to help you use your body to create characters, situations and narratives without relying on words. It is not about showing but about letting it be seen.

 

 

Instructor: Andres Angulo (Bogotá, CO)

Level: Level 3

It is a three-day workshop (12 hours of workshop):
Friday: 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm
Saturday: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm & 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Sunday: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm 

Fee: 240,- Euro (tax included)