Tuesday 21st April – 8.30pm: The Coeur D'Or Company: Donkey Improv.
The show “Donkey Improv” has brought joy since the beginning of the improvisation in Chexbers (Switzerland). For this 5th season we have decided to make the show travel from Berlin, London, Milano, Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragozza.
The concept: One game’s master directs the show. The actors play and those who don’t respect the rules receive punishments and suffer severe constraint while wearing the donkey hat during the next improvisation.
Cast: Comedian : Paul Berrocal, Xavier Alfonso, Florence Wavre --- Piano : Félicien Goy.
Find out more about The Coeur D'Or Company below . . .
Tell us about your group
The Coeur d’Or Company is an swiss improv group. These unique performances will mix stars and new young talents of the improv world. It will give also the opportunity for different comedians to cross the borders and play in other countries and for the audience to meet those artists from abroad. (For this Festival, we come to 5 comedian)
What was the best piece of advice on improvisation you’ve ever been given?
Let go, and have fun ! Throw yourself in the water first, reflected after (french expression).
What is your favourite improvisation exercise and why?
There are so many, is hard to tell. But we use our company to do the exercise, before going on the stage, 1,2,3,4...10. This motivate us, bind us, focus us, while working our breathing and mind.
Recommend a book on Improvisation
'Improv' by Keith Johnston, or to more local 'Le manuel de l'improvisation théâtrale' de Christophe Tournier (Geneva).
Anything else you’d like to add about your show, your group, improvisation, or the world in general?
The Company of Coeur d'Or wants to propose the concept in Switzerland, Germany, England and Spain with the intention to offer the show for an audience of beginner as well as specialist people. These unique performances will mix stars and new young talents of the improv world. It will give also the opportunity for different comedians to cross the borders and play in other countries and for the audience to meet those artists from abroad.