Canmore International Improv Festival
Performances and Workshops

  August 10, 2017 — August 12, 2017  | Performances start at 7pm each evening

Program Fee: varies by performance


Performances!

Note all show tickets/passes are available through artsPlace or at the door. We recommend advance ticket purchases as we only have 100 seats per show.

Seating is on a first come first serve basis, unless you are a VIP Pass Holder (VIP Pass Holder Details Coming Soon)!

Check out these bundles for the best prices:

 
Thursday Aug 10
7 PM Keith Johnstone’s MAESTRO with an international cast of professional improvisers all vying to be the last impro standing!
110 minute show with 15 minute intermission.
$20 per ticket or BUY A WEEKEND PASS AND LAUGH MORE
  
Friday August 11
7 PM SUPER SCENE with a cast of seasoned LOOSE MOOSE impros all fighting for the right to have their exceptionally genius ideas play through to the last scene. 
Run time 50 min
$15 per ticket or GET THE FRIDAY BUNDLE AND SAVE / BUY A WEEKEND PASS AND LAUGH MORE
 
8:10 PM LUGARES “ a place with many stories” our friends from PICNIC Improvisacian Teatral in Bogata Columbia, flew all the way here to perform. They invite someone in the audience to describe a special place, his childhood room, the living room of his grandfather’s house, his college dorm – the inspired impros will find stories that will change the way we see the spaces around us. 
Run time 50 min
$15 per ticket  or GET THE FRIDAY BUNDLE AND SAVE / BUY A WEEKEND PASS AND LAUGH MORE
 
9:10 PM OFF BOOK THE MUSICAL A talented ensemble from Rapid Fire Theatre only needs one thing to create a full-length, brand new musical from scratch, right before your eyes – a suggestion from the audience. Witness spontaneous songs, choreography and scene work that will never be the same twice. OFF BOOK was created in 2012 and has had 5 sold out runs at the Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival. Run time 50 min
$15 per ticket or GET THE FRIDAY BUNDLE AND SAVE / BUY A WEEKEND PASS AND LAUGH MORE
 
 
Saturday August 12
7 PM THROW AWAY – those talented Norwegians are here! Improvisors from det Andre Teatret perform a show based on what you don’t’ need anymore. That old vase you got from your aunt, the worn out t-shirt your ex forgot, or last week’s newspaper, they’re all going to be thrown away sooner or later. Why not do it at our show and we’ll tell a story about it before we say goodbye and leave it behind. Run time 50 min
$15 per ticket or GET THE SATURDAY BUNDLE AND SAVE / GET THE WEEKEND PASS AND LAUGH MORE
 
8:10 PM Keith Johnston’s THEATRESPORTS  A world-wide cast of impros compete in teams to out impro the others with challenges resulting in plenty of laughs for the audience. 
Run time 110 min
$20 per ticket or GET THE SATURDAY BUNDLE AND SAVE / GET THE WEEKEND PASS AND LAUGH  MORE
 

Workshops!

All Workshops are $40 and 2 hours in length. Get a Weekend Workshop Pass for $150 and SAVE- good for all 5 workshops!

Saturday August 12
FULL MASK WORKSHOP with Steve Jarrand 10AM-12PM
Also called “tragic masks”, full masks can express intense drama as well as wild comedy and on every emotional level. They can put an actor in a state of receptivity towards themselves, other players and the audience. Without the voice to rely on, the body speaks truth and betrays what is hidden.  A fundamental shift in the actor’s perspective is gained when the perspective of the viewer is fully embraced. The full mask player doesn’t need to act anymore but simply to illuminate the ideas in the minds of audience members and enhance the images and emotions latent in the scene. In this workshop, students will train silent narrative, minute sensitivity and the ability to embody the story of the observers. To explore this territory, neutral mask and simple clown techniques will be used to help us begin from, then dwell in a state of innocence and discovery. A powerful grounding for actors and improvisers alike. $40 per workshop or GET A WEEKEND WORKSHOP PASS AND SAVE

SCENES WITHOUT WORDS with Felipe Ortiz 1PM-3PM
As improvisers our main tool is our body. Are we aware of all the things our body says with a little movement, with a little tension, with a breath? Are we aware of how music changes our emotional state? Through this workshop you can develop different ways of connecting with your partners, with sound and music — and most importantly — with the audience, all without speaking.  $40 per workshop or GET A WEEKEND WORKSHOP PASS AND SAVE

PHYSICAL IMPRO with Daniel Orrantia 3PM-5PM 
Through spontaneity games, improv exercises, and specific movement techniques, you will find how to create imaginary objects and spaces. In this workshop, the participants will be trained to allow their body to surprise them, taking them to unexpected places and circumstances, how to interact with imaginary spaces and objects (they can be your best friend but also your worst enemy).  $40 per workshop or GET A WEEKEND WORKSHOP PASS AND SAVE

Sunday August 13
TECHNIQUE AND SPIRIT with Shawn Kinley 11AM-1PM
Master these qualities and you'll never fail to entertain an audience. Having visited hundreds of groups in more than 40 countries over 30 years, Shawn offers information, inspiration, technique and fun for improvisers of every ability. Expect a workshop that reveals your specific qualities and addresses your individual needs.Topics cover a wide range: narrative, character, physical, format development, and 'basics'.  $40 per workshop or GET A WEEKEND WORKSHOP PASS AND SAVE

MAKING STUFF COME ALIVE with Mats Eldoen 1PM-3PM
Through this 2 hr workshop, Artistic Director of ”Det Andre Teatret” Mats Eldøen, takes you through some of the techniques that constitute ”Det Andre Teatret”´s special blend of theatrical improvisation. We´ll visit puppeteering, story-telling and different narrative structures, with the goal of making stories, scenes and games from stuff we´d normally throw away. Please bring a couple of items to the workshop that you´re not afraid to break.  $40 per workshop or GET A WEEKEND WORKSHOP PASS AND SAVE