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ADULT AUTUMN COURSES 2024

ACT   SING   DANCE   IMPROVISE

Close Encounters classes will draw from the unique and extensive international expertise of the leaders, covering acting, improvisation, physical comedy, dance, musical theatre, voice, and script writing.  Expect challenging, novel and  inspiring task-based activities to enhance and expand your performance skills and confidence.  We offer courses for both novice and professional artists ages 18+.  All our courses are offered in English. 

"A fantastic place for both newbies and experienced actors! I have been in other theatre classes in the past, but CET is beyond anything I've ever experienced!" 

Andrada Racoare

ACTING Academy

  • Acting for Beginners - Act in a play! (Tuesday: 3 Sept. - 7 Dec.)
    Acting for Beginners - Act in a play! (Tuesday: 3 Sept. - 7 Dec.)
    Tue, 03 Sept
    Zürich
    03 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 07 Dec 2024, 21:00
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    03 Sept 2024, 19:00 – 07 Dec 2024, 21:00
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Have you ever wanted to act? Want to harness the power of your voice? Learn how to communicate with your body? Learn the craft of acting in our Spring 2024 Acting for Beginners course! The course culminates in a performance of a play! No experience necessary, just a willingness to play.
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  • Acting Academy Intermediate - (Wednesday: 4 Sep. - 11 Dec.)
    Acting Academy Intermediate - (Wednesday: 4 Sep. - 11 Dec.)
    Wed, 04 Sept
    Zürich
    04 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 11 Dec 2024, 21:30
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    04 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 11 Dec 2024, 21:30
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    We will delve into exciting exercises that will teach you the art of acting. We will explore text through scene work, monologues, and poetry. We will work with mask, movement, and develop impulse & character. The course will end with a studio presentation. Prior acting experience is a requirement.
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Improv Academy

  • Improv Academy for Intermediate (Mondays: 2 Sept. - 13 Dec.)
    Improv Academy for Intermediate (Mondays: 2 Sept. - 13 Dec.)
    Mon, 02 Sept
    Zürich
    02 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 13 Dec 2024, 21:30
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    02 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 13 Dec 2024, 21:30
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Participants will engage in exercises designed to develop listening skills, characterisation, narrative, spontaneity, and teamwork. The focus will be on scene structure and short form. We will also target acting skills to elevate your game play! Former improvisation training is a requirement.
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  • Improv Academy for Beginners (Thursday: 5 Sept. - 12 Dec.)
    Improv Academy for Beginners (Thursday: 5 Sept. - 12 Dec.)
    Thu, 05 Sept
    Zürich
    05 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 12 Dec 2024, 21:30
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    05 Sept 2024, 19:30 – 12 Dec 2024, 21:30
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Participants will engage in exercises designed to develop listening skills, characterisation, narrative, spontaneity, and teamwork. The focus will be on short form games and scene structure. No experience necessary just a willingness to play!
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Special Improv Workshops & Shows

  • Mono-Scene - Kevin Gillese - Friday, 1 Nov. 2024
    Mono-Scene - Kevin Gillese - Friday, 1 Nov. 2024
    Fri, 01 Nov
    CET Studio, Zürich
    01 Nov 2024, 18:00 – 22:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    01 Nov 2024, 18:00 – 22:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    1 NOV. "Mono Scene" - One location. Two improvisers. No character changes, no time jumps, no location changes. This is a long form structure for intermediate level improvisers. (12) participants max.
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  • Improvised Soap Opera  - Long Form Structure - 2 Nov. 2024. (Show NOV. 3)
    Improvised Soap Opera  - Long Form Structure - 2 Nov. 2024. (Show NOV. 3)
    Sat, 02 Nov
    CET Studio, Zürich
    02 Nov 2024, 10:30 – 16:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    02 Nov 2024, 10:30 – 16:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    "Improvised Soap Opera" - With characters and storylines that continue show to show, the Improvised Soap Opera brings new levels of storytelling to the world of improv. Participants will walk away ready to lie, cheat and double-cross! Intermediate level. Culminates in a show 3 NOV. @ 19:30.
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  • Solo show "7 Minutes in Kevin" by Kevin Gillese
    Solo show "7 Minutes in Kevin" by Kevin Gillese
    Sat, 02 Nov
    CET Studio, Zürich
    02 Nov 2024, 20:00 – 21:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    02 Nov 2024, 20:00 – 21:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    "7 Minutes in Kevin". A solo show by Kevin Gillese that finds comedy in the darkness, and ultimately becomes a beacon of hope. Only attend if you're ready to laugh at the horror of it all.
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  • Tao of Improv - Kevin Gillese - 3 Nov. 2024
    Tao of Improv - Kevin Gillese - 3 Nov. 2024
    Sun, 03 Nov
    CET Studio, Zürich
    03 Nov 2024, 10:30 – 16:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    03 Nov 2024, 10:30 – 16:30
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    "The Tao of Improv" - In this workshop, we will explore how contrast, tension and opposites can be used to create compelling stories, characters and moments in improvised theatre. Intermediate level - (16 participants max)
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  • Show "Improvised Soap Opera" by Kevin Gillese and Masterclass Students
    Show "Improvised Soap Opera" by Kevin Gillese and Masterclass Students
    Sun, 03 Nov
    CET Studio, Zürich
    03 Nov 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    03 Nov 2024, 19:30 – 21:00
    CET Studio, Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    This particular format of improvised soap opera has a long history. It started in Edmonton with Die-Nasty (and their annual 53-Hour Soap-a-Thon), then spread to places like London (with their 50-hour Improv-a-Thon) and to Dad's Garage in Atlanta where Scandal has been running for about 20 years.
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Dance

  • Broadway Jazz Dance Beginners (Mondays: 2 Sep. - 9 Dec.)
    Broadway Jazz Dance Beginners (Mondays: 2 Sep. - 9 Dec.)
    Mon, 02 Sept
    Zürich
    02 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 09 Dec 2024, 19:15
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    02 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 09 Dec 2024, 19:15
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Broadway dance is the best way to work on your sass & characterization while focusing on technique. Classes will cover basic jazz technique and how to build your elegance and confidence. We will be inspired by Broadway's empowering musical theatre repertoire. No prior dance experience is required.
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  • Tap Dance - Beginner (Wednesday: Sep. 4 - Dec. 11)
    Tap Dance - Beginner (Wednesday: Sep. 4 - Dec. 11)
    Wed, 04 Sept
    Zürich
    04 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 11 Dec 2024, 19:15
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    04 Sept 2024, 18:00 – 11 Dec 2024, 19:15
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    Tap dance is a wonderful way to develop your sense of rhythm and style whilst also improving your core strength and stamina. These classes provide a fun and supportive environment in which you will learn the fundamentals of tap and how to combine the steps.
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Musical Theatre

  • Broadway Academy Beginners (Saturday: 7 Sep. - 7 Dec.)
    Broadway Academy Beginners (Saturday: 7 Sep. - 7 Dec.)
    Sat, 07 Sept
    Zürich
    07 Sept 2024, 10:45 – 07 Dec 2024, 12:45
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    07 Sept 2024, 10:45 – 07 Dec 2024, 12:45
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    In this exciting course, you will learn the art of acting, singing and dancing. Through musical theatre repertoire (CHICAGO, CABARET, WICKED, HEATHERS, etc.) you will enhance your performance skills and perform live at CET Studio.
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Voice Intensive

  • Voice Intensive Beginner (Saturday: 7 Sept - 26 Oct)
    Voice Intensive Beginner (Saturday: 7 Sept - 26 Oct)
    Sat, 07 Sept
    Zürich
    07 Sept 2024, 16:15 – 26 Oct 2024, 17:45
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    07 Sept 2024, 16:15 – 26 Oct 2024, 17:45
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    In this fun vocal intensive for beginners, we will focus on learning the music from hit Broadway shows! This class is designed for passionate and novice singers. You will learn how to unleash your voice and to perform with presence.
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  • Voice Intensive Intermediate (Sunday: 20 Oct - 24 Nov)
    Voice Intensive Intermediate (Sunday: 20 Oct - 24 Nov)
    Sun, 20 Oct
    Zürich
    20 Oct 2024, 11:00 – 24 Nov 2024, 13:00
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    20 Oct 2024, 11:00 – 24 Nov 2024, 13:00
    Zürich, Pfingstweidstrasse 101, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
    In this fun vocal intensive for intermediate level, we will focus on learning the music from hit Broadway shows! This class is designed for passionate singers. You will learn how to unleash your voice and to perform with presence.
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A fantastic place for both newbies and experienced actors! I have been in other theatre classes in the past, but CET is beyond anything I've ever experienced. A truly creative hub managed by a team whose passion and dedication can be seen in everything they do. Expect fun, self-discovery and challenge!
 

Andrada Racoare

WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY

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