Creative acting through the body
Boost Your Physical Improv Skills
Impro Supreme combines mime, dance, clown and improv theatre techniques to refine your physical acting and develop your creativity.
Who is it for?
Whether you’re a young actor or a seasoned performer, you’ve got to keep in shape. Not just physically but mentally and creatively – as a whole person. If you want to become magnetic on stage, then Impro Supreme is for you.
By Caspar Schjelbred
Yes, that’s me
I created Impro Supreme as a complement to regular improv training that doesn’t bother much with physical expression and individual creativity. In my classes and workshops, it’s quite the opposite!
To be more present on stage
And more confident thanks to solid techniques that connect body and mind.
To be more precise and direct in your acting
Let’s make sure you connect your emotions and your movement.
To learn how to practise correctly
According to your abilities and sensibilities – and what you want to achieve.
To feel good and improvise magnificently
Come along and take yourself seriously as an artist and instrument of your art.
What you can expect
Start again from the bottom up – every time
Body awareness is the foundation of all Impro Supreme classes and workshops. A real base. Not just a quickly forgotten warm-up but a constant throughout.
Feel your body
Take the time to feel your movements and gestures. Appreciate the nuances of your physical shape – your attitude – and feel how you are here and now.
Play for real
Pay attention to how you are doing what you are doing. Grasp the immediate sense of your actions and movements. Articulate your intentions clearly.
Dare to see what’s inside you – or just let it rise. Cultivate your creative imagination in a structured manner. Develop your artistic vision and share it with the world.
This training that connects body and imagination will serve you everywhere in the performing arts – whether it’s to improvise theatre, speak lines of dialogue, dance on the wild side or perform a clown act.
A word on clowns and clowning
Clowning is always welcome
There’s a lot of clowning happening spontaneously in the Impro Supreme classes and workshops.
Please note that the instructions concerning clowning will always remain technical and pragmatic – just like for the physical improvisation. To be clear: you won’t be searching to find your clown.
Rest assured that you’ll be able to explore clowning without any ambiguous psychobabble.
Come along to practise what the great clowns are doing instead of trying to make heads or tails of everything people say about clowns and clowning.
Tuesday evenings 8pm
PARIS 9th arrondissement
>> You have to understand French!
improv actor & playwright
The Impro Supreme workshop was an incredible experience because I now feel better connected to my physical self as I explore characters and relationships in improvisation. Caspar is a wonderfully intelligent and experienced teacher who is able to motivate while also making you laugh and feel comfortable exploring your own creativity.
improv actor & musician
I feel this method changes your whole outlook on improvisation and the creative process. Improv at its most exciting, fresh and deep level.
I consider this workshop one of the best I’ve ever done. And a lot of the things we did are still central to my understanding of improv and storytelling.
I can say that Impro Supreme has been most useful to me in terms of knowing new methods of work, acquiring new skills and mostly identifying my weak spots that need work and improvement. I can’t see how we could have done more in four days!