Gael practices improv for almost 11 years in Strasbourg and he is member, co-founder and the director of La Carpe Haute. He’s also co-founder of the SIN, an International Network of improvisers in Europe.

He is performer in La Carpe Haute and created international duos to continue to explore, tour the world and share: Raison d’Être with Laura Doorneweerd and Spirited Away with Gosia Różalska.

Gael teaches improv and loves it! He has travelled in Europe and the world during the past few years (New York, Barcelona, Berlin, Atlanta, Moscow, Athens, Brussels, Göteborg, Boston, Amsterdam, etc.), performing and teaching, and has found a thousand ways to improvise. His dream is to combine it in one multifaceted crystal of improv! Now, he shares around the world that way of acting, physical and noisy, kind and silly, emotive and crazy.


NB- Actually on a World Tour!

All sessions by Gael Doorneweerd-Perry:
 

*In order to receive a 15% discount code, FIRST you need to purchase the Registration ticket HERE ! Then use the code on all subsequent purchases.

** Check out the calendar of the event with all the workshops.

 

NEW
14:30 - 17:30  
Action Mime

3 hours

26 September - Thursday

SOLD OUT
10:30 - 17:30  
Improv toolbox: Freeform, edits, organic transitions

6 hours

24 September - Tuesday

 

SOLD OUT
10:30 - 17:30
Improvise a Silent Play (leading to a mixer show)

6 hours  

25 September - Wednesday

SOLD OUT

10:30 - 17:30
Connected People

6 hours  

29 September - Sunday



Workshops Description:

NEW Action Mime - 3 hours

You’ve always wondered how it is possible to give the feeling of a good fight, an epic chase or a slow-mo gravity-free earth saving mission? This workshop is made for you!

 

During this workshop we will learn how to create epic situations and give them to an audience, how to make any situation feel like part of an action movie, and how staging and techniques are important in impro to re-create these on the spot. Based on a strong non-verbal work and techniques used in the international shows The Fraltons and Object of Affection, it will help you improve the use of your body on stage.

 

Give your character some good action and become “The Greatest Hero of them all”!

SOLD OUT Improv toolbox: Freeform, edits, organic transitions - 6 hours

 

We all love to see movies with smooth and gentle transitions. To see different pieces of a jigsaw fall in place, echoing previous themes in parallel dimensions. To follow a camera moving and jumping from a character to another without the viewer noticing it. 
 
This is a workshop about transitions and edits, to create organic freeform shows, without any break. Using different techniques (from classical improv edits revisited to movie shots), you will learn different tools you can use to improve your freeform, longform or even shortform shows. Based on a total trust in your partners, you will experiment a new intensive way of improvising, where the game is everywhere, at every moment, without a pause. 
 
Boundaries aren't limits, they create playgrounds! 
 

SOLD OUT Improvise a Silent Play (leading to a mixer show) - 6 hours

Everybody knows Charlie Chaplin’s movies, Buster Keaton’s or more recently the French “The Artist”. How beautiful, strong and even engaged are those movies without using a single word! 
 
This workshop aims to create an entire improvised play without using a word. Based on space object work, emotional movements and using music, it will lead the group to learn all the tools to create a good silent improvised play. The exercises will be arranged around a specific predetermined genre (western, science fiction, fantasy, etc.), to end with a unique show in the universe you love! 
 
Make your audience dream without having to explain them how. 

SOLD OUT Connected People - 6 hours

How to replace action by reaction? This workshop is about being in the moment, reconnecting with your partner and yourself to find the truth of the moment. 

Using exercises influenced by Meisner’s work, you will open your eyes, your senses and your heart to your partner. These exercises will give you clues to a spontaneous way to act. First, you will empty your head, in order to be in the moment, just there, connected with yourself. Then, you will explore every way to observe details in you and your partner. Finally, you will 100% focus on the other player, understanding his emotion without a word to create a deep and full relation in the scene.  When you forget to think, you have time to listen and love!