ImproBubble was established to bring the wide range of benefits of improvisational theatre to Brussels’ international scene. Enroll in one of our weekly classes, come see our talented improvisers work their magic on stage, or book us for one of our corporate training programmes!
Improvisational theatre is an art form in which performers get on stage and create stories completely in the moment, without using a script. The characters, plot, dialogue and story are created spontaneously, based on audience suggestions and each other’s inspiration.
In addition to its growing popularity as a performance art, training in the art form’s soft skills has become immensely popular with Fortune 500 companies, universities, start-ups and many other organisations around the world. Teaching, public speaking, communications, team building, leadership, language learning, creativity, innovation and well-being are some of the many areas that can benefit hugely though applied improvisation.
ImproBubble was established to offer the wide range of benefits of improvisational theatre and applied improvisation to Brussels’ international scene. Enroll in one of our weekly classes, come see our talented improvisers work their magic on stage, or get your company to book us for one of our corporate training programmes, tailored to your exact needs.
Every Thursday from 7 February- 28 March 2019, 19:00-21:00
Ready to dip your toes into the wonderful world of improvisational theatre? Then this is the course for you!
Every Tuesday from 4 February until March 26 2019, 19:00-21:00
This is the final student level in ImproBubble’s School of Improvisation. Its focus is on narrative longform improvisation, and will lead up to a school showcase performance!
Those eligible for this class will have completed ImproBubble’s level IV. If you have not, you can still join, provided you have the necessary improv experience; email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our instructors will get back to you and determine whether this course is the right fit for you.
Every Wednesday from February 6- March 27 2019, 19:00-21:00
You’ve got the basic skills to improvise; get ready to add spacework, characters and a buch of other fun stuff to your improv toolkit! This course will culminate in a showcase in April with fellow classmates, showcasing the skills you’ve picked up along the way.
Those eligible for this class will have completed ImproBubble’s Level I. If you have not, you can still join, provided you have the necessary improv experience; email us on email@example.com and one of our instructors will get back to you and determine whether this course is the right fit for you.
More info & registrations coming soon…
In addition to our weekly courses, ImproBubble regularly invites well known improvisors to Brussels in order to share their insights with via tailor made masterclasses.
We also occasionally offer workshops on related topics. This December, we have teamed up with Agata Darlassi of The S Gene and Own Your Story to offer a variety of courses on creative writing, public speaking and storytelling are our focus:
December 13: The Story’s Journey
December 15: The Writer’s Journey
December 16: Own your Public Speaking
December 17: Own your Narrative
For more details and any questions, email Agata at firstname.lastname@example.org
The act of improvising on stage is typically not done alone, but by a group of performers who are inspired by and support each other to create a meaningful and entertaining story. Improvisers use a series of principles and exercises to hone their craft; they learn to listen with intent; to accept each other’s ideas instead of shooting them down and to set aside ego for the common good. This creates a positivity infused environment where mistakes are forgiven (even celebrated!), ideas are built upon and anything and everything becomes possible.
Skilful speakers are master storytellers. They know how to capture their audience’s imagination both with their content and with their delivery. What makes them great communicators is their ability to influence others through their delivery, whatever the message or the situation. But how do you know when you’re really having an impact? What can you do practically to improve your skills and, for those who don’t like speaking in public, calm your nerves?
Good theatrical improvisation relies on the ability of improvisers to act as storytellers; through their use of narrative and through their choices as characters, through what they say (and also what they don’t say), these players take their audience on a journey with them immersing them fully in their story and their characters’ fate.
Women are advancing in the workplace more than ever before; however, the higher they get up the career ladder, the fewer there are that make it to the top. While employment conditions and company cultures are supporting the rise of women more than ever before, they still face many challenges. Though some of the solutions require more large-scale societal change, there are some learnt behavioural patterns that we can work on, if we are made aware of them first. This is where improvisation can be used as a tool for female empowerment.
Sunday 9 December 2018, 20:00
For our last show of 2018, we are extremely excited and proud to be welcoming the premiere of the newly formed Bruxellian troupe, The Wrong Idea!
The Wrong Idea are made up of: Kasia Jurczak, Nikolina Sajn, Kivanc Cubukcu, Natasa Papangelou, Fiona Grossman and Joe Horwood, all students of ImproBubble since February 2017.
They will be performing an improvised Telenovela- where emotions, instincts and intrigue run high…!
After the break, the ImproBubble cast will take to the stage together with special guests Adrien Hoppe (LIB) and Patrick Spadrille (Improviste), to add a bit of Belgian wit and flair to our evening!
Get your tickets online HERE
L’Arriere Scene (1140, Brussels)
Sunday, 28 October 2018, 20:00
Under the tutelage of guest teachers Summer Banks (Madrid) and Stacey Smith (Boston), the core cast will delight you with an improvised musical worthy of Broadway!
Tickets are 15 euro at the door or 12 euro online.
L’Arriere-Scene ( 1140 Brussels)
Sunday 25 November 2018, 20:00
Jacintha is an extremely talented improvisor/acrobat from Finland who will be joining the ImproBubble ensemble on stage after giving a weekend workshop. Get ready for a fast paced, physical and high energy show!
L’Arriere Scene (1140, Brussels)
If you are looking to get out of your comfort zone, but in a way that is safe and tons of fun, try Impro Bubble! Among many other concepts, you will learn to
1. TRUST: a) in your own impulses, ideas, skills… b) in your partner c) in the moment Everything you need to make the scene is right here and now, not in the future, not in the past, not in another place.
2. Be happy if you make a mistake or “fail” (it means that you took a risk)
3. Always accept what you are given (aka suggestions from your improve partner) as if you had come up with them yourself (and from there build on them, rather than judging them as stupid and dismissing them). If this sounds like Life Therapy, it really is, just that you will laugh your belly out in the process. Kelly and Ben are both great instructors, who will side-coach you in a very constructive and empowering way. You will make lots of new friends, too. Absolutely recommended!Claudia Kaiser
Founder, School Director, Cast member
Kelly was first introduced to improvisational theatre in 2010 and was instantly hooked. Nowadays, she teaches, performs and delivers corporate trainings in Belgium and abroad. Kelly founded ImproBubble to bring the benefits of improvisation, in all its forms, directly to the EU capital’s vibrant international community.
In addition to running ImproBubble, Kelly is one half of narrative improvisation duo, Hic Sunt Leones.
Teacher, Cast member
Ben is an actor, trainer and entrepreneur, who started performing improvisational theater 16 years ago. After his PhD in genetics in 2012, he traveled the world to study various styles of improvisation.
Aside from his work with ImproBubble, Ben is the founder of Neuroblitz®, which combines applied improvisation and science. Ben is also a member of Germany’s most successful improv troupe, “Springmaus”, and CEO of the startup future.me.