List of Courses

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Intermediate Writers' Room - From Page to Stage (Adults)
Tue, Sep 01
Zoom Online Course
Sep 01, 8:00 PM – Nov 24, 9:00 PM
Zoom Online Course
This intermediate course will delve deep into characterization, dramatic journey, environment and tone. Through weekly writing exercise and peer to peer feedback you will get a feel of working in a writer’s room and flex your dramaturgy skills. A staged reading will be performed live on 9 DEC.
Theatre Games, Movement and Text (Ages 7 -10)
Wed, Sep 02
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Sep 02, 4:30 PM – Dec 09, 6:00 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Join Close Encounters' Theatre Program for ages 7-10. 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!
ZIS: Contemporary Dance (Ages 11 - 16)
Wed, Sep 02
Zurich International School Theatre
Sep 02, 5:45 PM – Dec 02, 7:15 PM
Zurich International School Theatre, Nidelbadstrasse 49, 8802 Kilchberg, Switzerland
This class provides the basic tools and principles of contemporary dance with an emphasis on how to work with our body safely, enhancing flexibility and strength. A showcase will be presented on the final class for parents and friends.
Adult Acting & Performance Lab
Wed, Sep 02
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Sep 02, 6:45 PM – Nov 29, 8:45 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Perform in an original piece of theatre written by playwright Emma Kelly and directed by Tara Brodin. "Love and Empty Places" will have roots in verbatim theatre and offer participants a chance to contribute to the devising process. No experience necessary - just a playful spirit!
ZIS: Performance Lab (Ages 11-14)
Mon, Sep 07
Zurich International School, Theatre
Sep 07, 5:45 PM – Dec 06, 7:00 PM
Zurich International School, Theatre, 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 at MILLERS theatre in Zurich!
CET Taster Day (September 20 & 30)
Sun, Sep 20
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Sep 20, 11:00 AM – Sep 30, 5:00 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 Art, Drama, Dance & Wellbeing for adults and youth. Each workshop will be 20CHF. Click below for more information. Taster Workshops on September 20 & 30.
Script Writing for Beginners (Adults)
Tue, Oct 06
Zoom Online Course
Oct 06, 8:00 PM – Dec 01, 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.
Early Morning Vinyasa
Wed, Oct 07
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Oct 07, 7:00 AM – Dec 09, 8:00 AM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
This Vinyasa class will guide you through an invigorating full-body flow where you’ll explore yoga postures that strengthen, balance, and energize your entire body and mind. This fluid early morning class is set to inspiring music that will work every muscle through movement and breath.
Alexander Technique
Wed, Oct 07
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Oct 07, 8:15 AM – Dec 09, 9:15 AM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Learn how to free up your body for maximum expression, ease and coordination. This course, based on a postural method, called the Alexander Technique, will guide you to new postural habits and an improved way of moving, speaking & breathing.
Mini/Midi Movement for Parent and Child (Ages 3-5)
Wed, Oct 07
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Oct 07, 9:30 AM – Dec 09, 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!
Adult Contemporary Dance (Beginners to Intermediate)
Wed, Oct 07
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Oct 07, 10:45 AM – Dec 09, 12:00 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)
Wed, Oct 07
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Oct 07, 12:15 PM – Dec 09, 1:15 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Discover your inner artist: each week, we'll explore 20th century art to awaken your creativity, on a playful journey for all levels of ability, but especially beginners. Expect a springboard into using different materials, approaches and techniques to kickstart your creative adventure.
Children's Art Course (Ages 6 - 9)
Wed, Oct 07
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Oct 07, 1:30 PM – Dec 09, 2:45 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
Join us for a voyage of discovery! We're offering weekly sessions to expand and thrill your children's artistic taste buds. We'll be using a wide selection of materials to explore creative responses to the themes of "Inventions" and "Space". Be ready to do lots of fun painting and making!
Drama Games, Movement & Storytelling (Ages 4-6)
Wed, Oct 07
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Oct 07, 3:15 PM – Dec 09, 4:15 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.
Evening Vin to Yin
Wed, Oct 07
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich
Oct 07, 9:00 PM – Dec 09, 10:00 PM
Le Nid - Kulturraum Zurich, Rüdigerstrasse 10, 8045 Zürich, Switzerland
This class will guide you through a slow vinyasa flow to help you unwind and bring you into the present moment. Practicing this style of yoga is a nice complement to an active stressful lifestyle by helping you turn inward and focus on your breath and stillness.
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!
ICS: Contemporary Dance (Ages 10 - 14)
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
Time is TBD
Location is TBD
This class provides the basic tools and principles of contemporary dance with an emphasis on how to work with our body safely, enhancing flexibility and strength. No dance experience is necessary. A showcase will be presented on the last class for parents and friends.