Impro with Keith Johnstone

Søknadsfrist 18. apr
Dato 15. aug – 24. aug
Pris 7500/7000 kr

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We proudly present this exclusive and rare opportunity for 2 ACTORS ONLY to join Danish and other international colleagues in this 10 days workshop at the Danish National School of Performing Arts!

Meet the master and learn about improvisation directly from the source. This year Keith will co-teach with Steen Haakon Hansen. A unique chance to take the method further.

Keith Johnstone graduated from the Royal Court Theatre in London and worked there as chief dramaturg and stage director from 1956 – 1966. He taught at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, until he moved to Canada. Since then he has taught and made workshop at many leading performing arts schools and universities in Europe. He has been a guest teacher at The Danish National School of Performing Arts for over 15 years.

If you’ve studied with me you’ll know what to expect. If not, then my book ‘Impro’ will give you some idea. Basically, I try to stop people trying to be original and talented and spontaneous – because they’re all those things already! I’ll teach what I always teach: work on the basics plus some work on Maestro™ (the elimination game that I invented that is becoming more popular) and perhaps give some sort of introduction to the Life Game™. I try to shape my courses to the needs of the group.

– Keith Johnstone

Since Steen met Keith for the first time in 1972,  improvisation has been the core of all his work in performing arts. That is in directing, performing and teaching. Steens improvisation workshops is based on a unique composition of different performative theories and techniques, derived from e.g. Michael Chekov, Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Etienne Decroux. All in harmony with his experiences working with Keith´s basic tecniques and theories. Steen has over the years worked to find techniques that prepare you, not to be prepared. In the workshop he will share what he has found. Steen has just been certified to teach Keiths method.

Keith will teach 8 of the days and Steen will teach 2 days.


The price includes your own bedroom (shared bathrooms) and all meals.

Members of Norsk Skuespillerforbund pay a reduced participant fee.




Keith Johnstone is one of the few internationally recognized authorities in the field of improvisation, great chunks of which he created, including improvisation forms that include Theatresports™, Micetro Impro© (or Maestro Impro), Gorilla Theatre™ and The Life Game©.

Theatresports™ is known worldwide, and London’s Improbable Theatre Co. (directed by Phelim McDermott) recently toured Great Britain with the Life Game to excellent reviews. His books Impro, and Impro For Storytellers, have been translated into many languages. Keith leads master classes in improvisation for a variety of groups from Stage Performers, to Clinic Clowns, to Psychotherapists.

Since November 1998 Keith has held workshops in San Francisco, Brisbane, Sydney, Seattle, Vienna, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, London, Hong Kong, Austin (Texas), and Tokyo. He founded the Theatre Machine improvisation group, the International Theatresports™ Institute, and was the Co-founder of Calgary’s Loose Moose Theatre.


Steen Haakon Hansen graduated 1977 from Statens Teaterskole and has since been directing, acting and teaching in Denmark and abroad. Steen’s focus is on Improvisation and Expression Corporelle.

For the last decade he has been assisting Keith Johnstone in Odsherred and has now obtained a certificate allowing him to teach Keith Johnstone Methode.

Steen also teaches at The Danish National School of Performing Arts Further education department, and has over the years developed exercises and assignments focusing on contemporary art and culture dissemination exposure and opens for Improvisation and Expression corporelle as relevant and contemporary communication understandings.



Åpent for profesjonelle skuespillere, dvs. med godkjent treårig utdanning på høyskolenivå i skuespillerkunst, eller tilsvarende profesjonell erfaring.

Keith likes to have a variety of levels of participants as this leads to the greatest of learning environment. It is not uncommon to see groups which include both Actors and Improvisers, Teachers, Business people, Lawyers, Psychologists etc…


Den Danske Scenekunstskole Odsherred, Annebergparken 22, 4500 Nykøbing, Sjælland, Denmark


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Søknadsfrist 18. apr
Dato 15. aug – 24. aug
Pris 7500/7000 kr

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The price includes your own bedroom (shared bathrooms) and all meals.


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