From January to March 2018, Guy Dartnell and Alex Murdoch from Improbable theatre company facilitated a series of improvisation workshops with a group of Islington residents over the age of 60 and Central Saint Martins MA and BA Performance Design and Practice students. The project culminated in two public events at our Platform Theatre, in which the participants shared their improvisation skills through performance, design and discussion.
The workshops took place at Claremont centre in Islington, and initially involved both students and the older generation getting to grips with Improbable’s improvisation techniques. As the weeks progressed, the student’s contributions became focused on the scenographic – lighting, sound and prop elements became “offers” for improvisation.
Georgia took an active part in the project, working mainly with sound and music improvisation.