A French lesson in romance

France is well known for the wine, for the baguettes and for the Eiffel Tower. But France is also a country of romance, body language and love!

This is a workshop about using our bodies, the distances, our positions to create intimacy. Using physicality and little gestures, fewer words and more eye contact, small touches and beyond everything our heart, we will learn how to create an intimate relationship. Through exercises and scene work, we will learn how to live that relationship fully to show kind, deep and realistic scenes.

Impro is about life, and what would be life without love?

Practical requirements

An even number of participants. A quiet room with chairs for everyone.

Possible durations
  • 3h – Basic techniques to feel safe to show intimacy on stage.
  • 6h – Work around the body and intimacy in scenes.
  • 9 to 18h – Deep work on different types of intimacy and bodywork.
Number of participants
  • All durations – Maximum 12 participants, even number.
Level of the workshop
  • 3h – Beginners/Intermediate.
  • 6h – Intermediate/Advanced.
  • 9 to 18h – Advanced.

In ‘A French Lesson in Romance’, Gael masterfully took a class of strangers with him on a journey exploring intimacy, consent and comfort zones. Throughout the workshop, not only did I learn new ways to interact with my fellow players in romantic scenes, but I felt seen, heard, taken care of and vice versa. Thanks to Gael, we learned to be hyperaware of how any of our advances, big or small, are received, making this workshop a masterclass on consent. I highly recommend this workshop as a must to any improviser, whether they are experienced or only just getting started.

Kelly Agathos

Artistic Director, ImproBubble (Brussels, Belgium)