Freestyle Rap Master Class with Anthony Veneziale Rescheduled for June
The San Francisco Improv Festival has moved its two-day workshop on Freestyle Rap Improvisation with Anthony Veneziale to the end of June due to scheduling conflicts – specifics to be announced shortly.
These workshops will be designed to give the student a competent grasp of the foundations of improvisation so they can use them to freestyle rap. Students will learn basic theories of scene work which include (but are not limited to); support, confidence, momentum, equilibrium, skill, patience, listening, joy, etc.
The first day focuses on individual communication and improv principles, and then utilizes those skills to build a positive environment. The second day involves group scene work meeting hip-hop and finally the session focuses on self-expression through beatboxing and freestyling. Expect to move around a lot, expect open conversation, expect to make noises you never thought you could and expect to have fun.
Workshops can be taken individually or as a series. Participating students can showcase their skills at a to be determined performance, opening for the freestyle rap improv group The Freeze.
Anthony Veneziale (aka Two-Touch) has been performing improv for over fifteen years and is a leader in the field of freestyle rap improvisation. He is a founding member of Freestyle Love Supreme (NYC), The Freeze(SF), and Crisis Hopkins (SF). He has performed to sold-out houses in Edinburgh at the International Fringe Festival (Assembly Rooms), Melbourne at the International Comedy Festival (Victoria Stage), Aspen for the US Comedy Arts Festival (The Tent, Late Night with Catherine O’Hara, Very Funny Live with Jeff Garland), Montreal at the Just for Laughs Festival (Caberet Just Pour Rire w/ Zach Galifianakis), as well as regular shows at COMIX and ARS NOVA in NYC. Veneziale has appeared on Sex and the City, All My Children, numerous commercials and is currently working on The Electric Company with Sesame Workshop.He is a San Francisco Improv Festival Board Member.
The San Francisco Improv Festival Presents:
Freestyle Rap Improvisation Intensive
with Anthony Veneziale