WHAT IS CREATIO EX IMPROV?
Creatio Ex Improv believes that art comes from connection rather than individual inspiration.
Engaging your context and engaging others is the real artistic genesis. Improv is our means to this end.
We offer services with three main purposes:
Improv for musicians’ professional development
Improv to strengthen corporations’ and teams’ dynamics
Improv for daily life and personal growth
Improv training creates an atmosphere of positive purpose that enhances creativity, where every individual is encouraged to contribute, fostering collaboration and connection. Its benefits can be noticeable in both professional and daily life.
WHO IS BEHIND CREATIO EX IMPROV?
👀 Behind Creatio Ex Improv you find Jenifer Yáñez Villahermosa.
Jenifer is a professional musician based in Groningen (The Netherlands) whose passion is creating things from scratch and developing playful and creative practices for and with groups.
She specializes in improv and its applications to professional and daily life, as well as in improvisation in music.
Currently she works as a teacher of several courses related to improv, stage presence and expressiveness at Prins Claus Conservatorium, and has been running creative educational workshops nationally and internationally for several years.
You can also find her on stage and behind the piano as an actress and the resident pianist of the improv comedy group Stranger Things Have Happened.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY...
Jenifer was very helpful for us when we were preparing for a big concert. With her enthusiasm and experience, she taught us how to present ourselves and how to increase our self-confidence on stage. We had a lovely afternoon, we learned a lot and we laughed a lot! Our concert was a great success, thanks to Jenifer (among other things of course 😊)
It is always enjoyable and fruitful to collaborate with such and creative, responsible, considerate yet humorous personality! She has an open mind, and a loving heart.
This course was both challenging and fun. I loved how the improv games help you improvise even though they are not right away on the instruments and the fact that all of them are focused on a different skill. It helped us understand how everything is connected and that we can apply the same skills playing our instrument.
Jeny's amazing musical skills form a very exciting basis for her rehearsals, during which I had so much fun! She provided me with a new perspective on improv, and I would wholeheartedly recommend her as an improv trainer.
After the exercises done during this course, I realize that I am getting unlocked internally, and I begin to enjoy much more when I am playing. Now, when I have the piece assembled and memorized, I focus much more on the story I want to tell. Already just the fact of thinking about the story, makes me forget about possible wrong notes. I am more at the disposal of the music.
At the end of the course it was easier for me to receive input from the others and make it mine. As a classical musician, it was great to have 2 hours per week were you would not make mistake, as we were in the process of improvising and there was not really right or wrong.
Before taking your class I would never ever sing in public, improvise or act! Now I feel way more comfortable in my own skin doing it, and just not being scared of what might happen in unexpected (non rehearsed) situations...
For me, this course was an eye-opener. Before starting to write a story for the piece I was working on, I was really out of inspiration. But when I actually took my notebook, I began to come up with lots of ideas and suddenly this piece became really interesting to me. Since then, I realized I am able to play any piece in an expressive way,.