Online: Storytelling Through Magical Realism with Felipe Ortiz

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BATS School of Improv (#21-03-3355)

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Class Time/Date: 10:00am - 12:00pm PST/Saturdays March 6, 13, 20 & 27

Schedule: 4 sessions

Class Size: 12 students maximum

Class Length: 2 hours (8 hours total)

Prerequisites: Foundation 1 or higher **

**This class requires Head of School Approval. Email with a concise list of your improv experience to determine eligibility

Tuition: $160

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Magical Realism is a genre where extraordinary, unreal and strange things appear as part of the daily life as if it was completely normal. This workshop is a journey through the complex world of magical realism exploring different tools that can help you dive into this amazing and powerful universe. From it´s origins till the present, we will explore the basic characteristics and elements that are part of this world like: time, space, characters and the wonderful nostalgic atmosphere. What is magical realism in our cultures? How can I improvise in this genre? What are the most important examples of magical realism in different art expressions? The answers of this questions are some of the things we will discover.

Note: The political and social aspects of the genre are not going to be mentioned

About Felipe:

Felipe Ortiz is a performer, director, and teacher interested in exchanging, interacting, playing, and sharing experiences with different artists worldwide. He´'s passionate about the body in movement and its possibilities; and explores it through acrobatics, improvisation, clowning, physical theater, and object manipulation to create new expression forms in performing arts. Since 2003, he’s been touring the world with different projects in festivals, companies, and artist collaborations. He is well-known in the international scene as an improv, physical theater and clown teacher. Magical Realism became one of his research fields in 2012, and he´'s created different improv formats, workshops, and circus shows inspired by this beautiful genre. He´'s currently working as a clown, acrobatics, and improv teacher at the Javeriana University in Bogota. He has been the artistic director of La Gata Cirko (new circus) for 18 years. He has directed different shows like the World Games opening ceremony in Cali and the closing ceremony of the Football FIFA World Cup in Bogota.


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BATS Improv Class Refund Policy: Class cancellation policy: If you cancel more than 96 hours (4 days) before a class begins, we will refund your tuition less a 15% processing fee. If you cancel within 96 hours (4 days) of your first class, your tuition will be forfeit. Summer Youth and Adult Sessions cancellation policy: If you cancel more than 14 days (2 weeks) before your first class, we will refund your tuition less a 15% processing fee. If you cancel within 14 days (2 weeks) of your first class, your tuition will be forfeit. All cancellation and refund requests must be emailed to, and include the title and start date of your class. In the event that we cancel a class due to insufficient enrollment, we’ll refund your tuition in full. Please note: In the past, we have offered class credit in lieu of refunds. We are no longer able to offer this option. Each class tuition payment will stand on its own, and is non-transferable.

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