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The Other 90%: Non-Verbal Improv

Matt Powell: The Other 90%
12 Aug 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
6pm - 8pm Mondays
Human interaction is 90% non-verbal, so good improv should be that way too.
Event type: 
Theatre, Workshop/Seminar
$210 Full, $165 Concession
Toi Poneke Arts Centre


Human interaction is 90% non-verbal, so good improv should be that way too. The Other 90% is a workshop series aimed at avoiding the dreaded “number 11” (two people standing upright saying words) by exploring techniques for natural, organic, and engaging physical interaction, and taking offers from what is observed rather than what is said. The course content touches on specific skills like mime and dance, as well as more general techniques for telling stories without just relying on talking.

Suitable for

This course assumes you have an understanding of the basic language of improv, and is suitable for all levels of improvisor (especially if you haven’t had time to learn any bad habits yet). If you are unsure about your suitability for the course please get in touch on hello@locomotive.nz.

Course Details

Dates/Times: Mondays 6-8pm (12 August - 30 September).
Location: Toi Poneke, 61 Abel Smith St, Te Aro.
Fees: $210 Full, $165 Conc, Full & Partial Scholarships available (apply through registration form)

Register here: https://forms.gle/nEjo6r6H8fik8bPw5

About the Teacher

Matt Powell has over 20 years’ improvisation experience, and 15+ years of dance and movement training in a variety of styles. He has taught his workshops “The Other 90%” and “En Pointe”, which form the core of this expanded workshop series, at festivals in Australia, La Réunion, and right here in Wellington. Read more about Matt here.

About the Company

Locomotive is a new improvised theatre training centre based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara (Wellington). Our aim is to grow improvisors into performers and creators with strong stagecraft, competent skills, joyful teamwork, and an awareness of the context and whakapapa of the work they create and contribute to.

Written by

Jennifer O'Sullivan

30 Jul 2019