Thursdays, 7-9pm | 8 week course
£120 per term, £96 Concession

23 January – 19 March, no class 20 February
Instructor: Rebecca Mackenzie

Level: Movers or performers with some experience
For students 18+ only
Performance Studio

“Trust in the Unexpected.” – Emily Dickinson

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These classes teach the basics of improvisation, developing your performance skills in movement, voice, and narrative. Over this eight-week course you will improvise in ensemble, duets, and solo, expanding your palette of expression and encountering your imagination afresh.

Simple exercises from the Action Theater™ system, and inspiration from fiction will provide rich pathways into language and physical narrative. You will learn how to create movement and text in the moment, using rhythm, imagination and your sensory experience. The training seeks to enable ease, pleasure, and trust in the unexpected. The course will culminate in a sharing for family and friends.  This course is open to anyone with some experience in moving or performing, but not necessarily in improvisation.


About the Instructor:

Rebecca Mackenzie is a novelist, performer and teacher of Action Theater™. Her debut novel In a Land of Paper Gods, was a Red Magazine Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize. She has performed site specific ensemble pieces and improvised solos across the capital since 2008. Most recently she developed COLLIDER, a performance project with composer Reynaldo Young and CERN physicist Jaime Morgan, which was recently staged as part of the Siobhan Davies OCPE platform. Rebecca is a certified teacher of Action Theater™ and teaches improvisation in both the UK and Europe. She has also taught writing on Royal Holloway Creative Writing MA, Roehampton University and led Book Club for Dancers with Independent Dance. Rebecca is a Chisenhale Dance Member.

For questions about our classes, please email or call 020 8981 6617 between 10am and 6pm. 

Additional information


Spring term (8 weeks), Spring term Concession, £5 Taster Class (use on 23 January)