THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF IMPROVISATION 2022
4-9 July 2022,
BIANZANO Castle, BG - ITALY
An all encompassing experience, ... you won't view the world in the same way any more.
Finally here we are again.
This year the course will take place in a magical location: the Castle of Bianzano, in the province of Bergamo near Lake Endine. The castle dates back to 1233 and still has magnificent frescoes. Thanks to the collaboration of the owners we will be able to run the entire course inside and in the castle gardens. The decision to concentrate the course in one place was also taken to reduce unnecessary contacts, in relation to Covid measures.
Improvisation is a skill that more and more people want to learn: dealing with the fear of empty space, stylistic issues, and the difficulties of achieving Good Taste while expressing ourselves.
The major goals of the improviser are:
- to become aware of the connection between performing and composing (relationship between content and form).
- to become flexible and prepared in the communicative dynamics within an ensemble.
- to enrich the expressive possibilities of that which we wish to communicate.
The course in Improvisation gives everybody the possibility to express themselves, using the expressive codes which will be addressed thoroughly during the course. The broad range of supporting “parallel” arts/subjects aim to facilitate the opening of the mind and to provide you with valuable resources, which can be adopted and used in your general communication strategies.
Taking responsibility for the RESEARCH-EDUCATION-PERFORMANCE process is one of the objectives of this course: for this reason some students from advanced Helicona method courses will assist the teachers during different interventions.
Workshops: Music in action
Principles of communication in music:
For a better understanding of some topics, this course is designed for people over 18 years of age, although the Helicona proposal may also be suitable for young adults.