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Fri 19 Feb, Fri 26 Feb, ... Fri 9 Apr 2021
12:00 - 14:00

Venue: Chem: Instructor led online course

Provided by: Department of Chemistry


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Chemistry: Professional Development for Scientists through Improv Theatre
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Fri 19 Feb, Fri 26 Feb, ... Fri 9 Apr 2021

Description

An 8 week Improv Theatre Course Improv teaches excellent skills for scientists! It will boost your confidence, teach you to be spontaneous and overcome the fear of failure. It will work wonders for your public speaking, communication and presentation skills.

Target audience

Chemistry Postgraduate Students

Prerequisites

None

Sessions

Number of sessions: 8

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 19 Feb   12:00 - 14:00 12:00 - 14:00 Chem: Instructor led online course
2 Fri 26 Feb   12:00 - 14:00 12:00 - 14:00 Chem: Instructor led online course
3 Fri 5 Mar   12:00 - 14:00 12:00 - 14:00 Chem: Instructor led online course
4 Fri 12 Mar   12:00 - 14:00 12:00 - 14:00 Chem: Instructor led online course
5 Fri 19 Mar   12:00 - 14:00 12:00 - 14:00 Chem: Instructor led online course
6 Fri 26 Mar   12:00 - 14:00 12:00 - 14:00 Chem: Instructor led online course
7 Fri 2 Apr   12:00 - 14:00 12:00 - 14:00 Chem: Instructor led online course
8 Fri 9 Apr   12:00 - 14:00 12:00 - 14:00 Chem: Instructor led online course
Objectives

Can you imagine yourself on stage in front of an audience, improvising a theatrical scene without any preparation whatsoever? Most people find this idea daunting. Yet improvisational theatre, or improv, is the art of doing just that - creating spontaneous scenes, with no rehearsals, script, or planning. Improv is a joyful and playful art form, and often results in powerful scenes, with a strong sense of art created in the moment.

Aside from the fun and artistic value, improv is also a very powerful tool for professional development, and imparts skills that are rarely taught or trained in any other discipline – such as spontaneity, acceptance of others’ ideas, thinking on our feet, and overcoming the fear of failure. It boosts confidence and greatly improves public speaking, communications, collaboration, and presentation skills – all transferrable skills, which are highly valuable, in particular for scientists.

This course will teach you the basics of improv theatre in 8 weekly sessions lasting 2 hours each. Intended for beginners, it requires no prior theatrical experience. You don’t need to be funny or quick with words. It will culminate in a performance (optional), showcasing our work in front of a live audience. You will be surprised with how much you will have learned, and with how it will affect you. To say nothing of the fun you will have in the process!


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