September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 2016
Location: The Flight Deck Rehearsal Studio, 1540 Broadway, Oakland, a very short walk from the 19th St. BART Station.
Klass size is infinite and also limited to 16 people.
$150 REGISTER NOW!
Using the tools of Shamanik Improv such as games, guided imagery, music, dance, masks, props, costumes, channeling, characters, the unknown, coloring, singing, the inner and outer worlds, poetry, our wits, our wyrd wyld ways (www), individual, paired, and group sharing and other delights, we’ll go on an adventure from before we were born, through the various stages of life such as birth, childhood, and elderhood, to death and the afterlife in a brief, yet vast 6-week time together.
Less like acting, more like playing, we’ll allow our creative impulses to come through and manifest shamelessly. Playing through a different stage each week, we’ll cultivate spontaneity, connection, and creativity, and get in touch with places in our spirits and lives that have possibly been neglected since we were kids. In other words, no pressure to “perform”; only pleasure to play, making room for all emotions! And, as an added bonus, as part of the Life Series, each participant will get an optional discounted Raven’s Remedy* session with your host, Doktor Robert.
*Raven’s Remedy is for individuals seeking better self-understanding & healing through a Hakomi based body-mindfulness deep self-exploration method. Hakomi is a Hopi word meaning “How do you stand in relation to these many realms?” As a graduate of the Hakomi Institute, Doktor Robert is honored to offer this remedy to those who wish to discover inner resources and heal body-mind hindrances thus broadening creative capacity.
Shamanik Improv Klasses can be brought to your festival, company retreat, or party. Just let us know in the kontakt form far below what you are interested in. Also, join the mailing list to stay abreast of new developments. Thanks for your kuriosity! -Doktor Robert
These testimonials are from attendees of Shamanik Improv Klasses and are unscripted, in other words, improvised. It will give you a better idea of the effects of taking the klasses.
I cannot recommend Doktor Robert’s Shamanik Improv Klasses highly enough. The klasses have been sheer GENIUS. They are works of art that you can crawl inside of and dream, play, cry, laugh, dance and imagine. -Rachael Knight
Martha Graham, Shakespeare, Bertolt Brecht, Carl Jung, Virginia Woolf… anybody who’s ever done anything of importance has been doing Shamanik Improv. They didn’t quite know that name. The name needed to be ripening on a tree and finally the fruit is juicy enough for us to actually devour it and know what it is. It is Shamanik Improv that we’ve all been getting these whispers of for millenia. -Daniel Rechtschaffen
Doktor Robert, aka Robert Edward Earl Hickling, has coached, directed, and performed in improvisational theater since the turn of the century beginning with BATS Improv and Leela, and considers the values and skills of improvisation an amazing foundation for all things kreative. Getting a Bachelors in Ecological Design through Stanford University and a Masters of Ecological Design at SFIA provided breakthrough exposure to methods for the imaginative process. He has co-created, produced and acts in his own show called Knights of Revery. As a graduate of the Hakomi Comprehensive Training, he believes that we can explore our unconscious depths in a playful and meaningful way through the tools of improvisation and theater in a context of compassion & mindful somatic awareness. A whole lotta gratitude goes out to his friends, family, teachers, all relations, and the grace of good luck. He’s not sure if talking in the third person is royal, strange, or impersonal, so as a shift… I look forward to meeting you. A special thanks to Alex Warnow and Darren Miller for the photographik kollaborations that you see here on the site. And a big thanks also to Sam Vittoria, for his unwavering enkouragement and guidance. So excited to explore together on our kreative journey. Don’t forget, this is always going on.
(Please note, just in case someone happens to spell it with a c, this is not Shamanic Improv; it’s Shamanik Improv. Yes, these are klasses. A cat is a kat. And kazoos are still kazoos. )