After 6 years on the festival circuit performing their completely improvised musical, Impromptunes is at the top of the game in Australian musical impro. In this 3 hour workshop, you will explore key techniques for making songs completely up on the spot – tips and tricks to make this unique skill look effortless.
With an emphasis on fun and collaboration, the session will cover elements of melody, rhythm, rhyme and structure in a group workshop format. How to create a chorus that sticks, verse lines that are easy and sensible – even a little bit of improvised choreography! This workshop is the complete package.
Whether you’re brand new to musical improvisation, or something of a veteran, an afternoon with Emmet Nichols is sure to push your skills. A professional educator, Emmet knows how to work with his group and the individuals at their point of need, creating a comfortable environment in which everyone feels equal parts supported and challenged.
One of the country’s top musical improvisers, Emmet Nichols is a Melbourne-based improviser and Company Director of Impromptunes. His love of short-form comedic improvisation blossomed as an ensemble member of The Big Hoo Haa! starting in Perth 2009. Upon moving to Melbourne, Emmet trained and performed with several of Melbourne’s major improvisation companies before founding Impromptunes in 2013. With the Impromptunes troupe, Emmet has worked to develop several innovative formats, ranging from the glitzy The Bachela-la-la to the challenging Hamiltunes. He and the troupe now produce The Impromptunes Podcast on a weekly basis. As well as an experienced improviser, Emmet is a tertiary-trained educator. Impromptunes is proud to stand for quality in both shows and workshops.
Impromptunes‘ flagship format, “The Completely Improvised Musical,” has been met with critical acclaim and audience delight in festivals nationwide, and even enjoyed a sell out Edinburgh Fringe season in 2016. Emmet was also able to train with members of West End success Showstopper – The Improvised Musical at this time.
This event is for those aged 16+ years.