List of Courses

Performing a One Act Play (11-14)
Mon, Jan 11
Zurich International Middle School
Jan 11, 2021, 5:45 PM – May 09, 2021, 7:15 PM
Zurich International Middle School , Nidelbadstrasse 49, 8802 Kilchberg, Switzerland
Rehearse & perform a one act play. In this course you will learn acting & performing techniques. The course will culminate in a live performance.
Theatre Games, Movement and Text (Ages 10 -12)
Tue, Jan 12
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Jan 12, 2021, 4:30 PM – Mar 23, 2021, 6:45 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Join Close Encounters' Theatre Program for ages 10-12. We will explore the expressive power of the body and voice and students will also be introduced to extracts of text. The course will culminate in a showcase for parents and friends. Our courses are ensemble based, dynamic and fun!
HIP HOP Dance for Youth
Tue, Jan 12
Zurich International School Theatre
Jan 12, 2021, 5:45 PM – Mar 22, 2021, 7:15 PM
Zurich International School Theatre, Nidelbadstrasse 49, 8802 Kilchberg, Switzerland
Learn the basic techniques of STREET & HIP HOP dance. We will develop technique and learn dance sequences. No experience necessary!
Adult Contemporary Dance (Beginners to Intermediate)
Tue, Jan 12
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Jan 12, 2021, 6:00 PM – Mar 23, 2021, 7:30 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
In this class we will learn how to think on our feet and react fast. You will develop your sensory awareness, deepen body connection, and apply your creativity. Silvan will encourage a dancer to be mindful; connecting with their physicality and mind whilst inviting a new and unexpected dialogue.
Adult Art Course (Beginners to Intermediate)
Tue, Jan 12
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Jan 12, 2021, 7:45 PM – Mar 23, 2021, 9:15 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
There'll be an introduction each week to look at a particular material, theme or technique and ways in which you can use it to inspire you. This will be teamed with a look at related painting, collage, printmaking, sculpture and installations from 20th and 21st Century artists.
Mini/Midi Movement for Parent and Child (Ages 3-5)
Wed, Jan 13
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Jan 13, 2021, 9:30 AM – Mar 24, 2021, 10:30 AM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
This workshop brings together parent and child to explore, move, laugh, learn, and connect in a playful and creative environment. Sivan will introduce improvisation games that encourages creative thinking, wordless communication, trust, mobility and spontaneity. Be ready to explore and have fun!
Creative Dance (Ages 7-9)
Wed, Jan 13
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Jan 13, 2021, 3:15 PM – Mar 24, 2021, 4:15 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
This class provides the basic tools and principles of dance with an emphasis on creativity. Students will use a range of stimuli to create their own choreography. No dance experience is necessary. A showcase will be presented on the last class for parents and friends.
Drama (Ages 7-9)
Wed, Jan 13
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Jan 13, 2021, 4:30 PM – Mar 24, 2021, 5:45 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
This exciting course will channel your child's creativity and engage their imagination through employing a range of drama and movement activities. Stories will be used throughout the course as inspiration and to support students' language development. The course will culminate in a showcase.
ZIS: Contemporary Dance (Ages 11-14)
Wed, Jan 13
Zurich International Middle School
Jan 13, 2021, 5:45 PM – Mar 24, 2021, 7:15 PM
Zurich International Middle School, Nidelbadstrasse 49, 8802 Kilchberg, Switzerland
Students will be encouraged to find ways to move their bodies with ease - finding their own expression and flow. Students will learn how to swing, fall, suspend and use high release. The sessions will involve learning dance combinations & contact duets which will culminate in a performance.
Adult Improvisation Course
Wed, Jan 13
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Jan 13, 2021, 7:00 PM – Mar 24, 2021, 9:00 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Participants will engage in exercises designed to develop listening skills, characterization, narrative, spontaneity, and teamwork. Unleash your spirit of play and find out what is uniquely funny about YOU! This course will culminate in a performance at Millers Theatre!
Script Writing for Beginners (Adults)
Thu, Jan 14
Zoom Online Course
Jan 14, 2021, 8:00 PM – Mar 25, 2021, 9:00 PM
Zoom Online Course
The course will delve deep into characterisation, dramatic journey, environment and tone. You will be encouraged to ‘show not tell’ and work on stripping back your dialogue. We will start exploring with who your character is and what stops them getting what they want.
Taster Workshop - Wednesday November 25 (Mini-Movement, Dance, Drama, Script Writing!)
Wed, Nov 25
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Nov 25, 9:30 AM – 8:45 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Join Close Encounters Theatre as our experienced and committed instructors deliver courses for you to sample! We will run 45 min workshops in Mini-Movement, Dance for ages 7-9, Drama for ages 7-9 & Script Writing for adults. Each workshop will be 20CHF. Click below for more information.
Adult Taster Workshops (Dance, Improv & Art) - Tuesday, November 24
Tue, Nov 24
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Nov 24, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Join Close Encounters Theatre as our experienced and committed instructors deliver courses for you to sample! We will run 45 min workshops in Contemporary Dance, Improvisation & Art Each workshop will be 20CHF. Click below for more information.
Taster Workshop - Tuesday October 27 (Hip Hop, Improv, Art!)
Tue, Oct 27
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Oct 27, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Join Close Encounters Theatre as our experienced and committed instructors deliver courses for you to sample! We will run 45 min workshops in Youth Hip Hop, Adult Improvisation and Adult Art. Each workshop will be 20CHF. Click below for more information.
Play In A Week - October holidays! (Grades 3-5)
Mon, Oct 19
Zurich International School
Oct 19, 9:00 AM – Oct 23, 12:00 PM
Zurich International School, Steinacherstrasse 140, 8820 Wädenswil, Switzerland
Join Close Encounters' Theatre Program for Grades 3, 4 & 5! We will explore the expressive power of the body and voice. The course will culminate in a showcase for parents and friends. Our courses are ensemble based, dynamic and fun! Zurich International Lower School during October holidays!