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IMPRO Amsterdam and the importance of play

It is only one week ago that I stepped out on stage to do the last show of the wonderful improvisation festival “IMPRO Amsterdam”. But right now it feels more and more like a distant dream, lingering just out of reach. Yet, only two days in to the festival it felt like it would never end. It was an intense and emotional week that will take some time to process. Each year the IMPRO Amsterdam festival creates a mixed ensemble by putting together representatives of different impro groups around the world. This ensemble of international improvisers then spend the week teaching workshops and playing shows together on the main stage. Each group also gets a slot to showcase their own format. This year the ensemble consisted of representatives from: Big Bang (USA), Folie á Deux (UK), Gbgimpro (Sweden), Os Improváveis (Portugal), Patti Stiles (Australia), Picnic Impro (Colombia + Canada) and the Dutch cast who are chosen through an audition process. I’m very thankful for getting the opportunity to be part of the ensemble this year, to [...]

By | februari 4th, 2017|Impro|0 Comments

The distraction of technology…

 Just push play on the link to the right, sit back and listen as I read this post for you! I have more important things to talk about, so I’ll keep this first part short and sweet. As you probably already figured out I’m a freelance improviser, host/MC and moderator. Please check out my homepage to learn more about me and what I can offer you! The entire site is also available in English, just click the little English and Swedish flags to switch language. But wait a minute! …58, 59, 60, and we’re back! (oh, there will be puns in this blog) And yes, as you might want to point out, this blog post is in fact in English even though it’s posted in the Swedish part of the site! Crazy I know, but I have taken the decision to write all my blog posts in English. Why? Because I work both in Sweden as well as within the international community of impro, meetings and events, and it [...]

By | januari 20th, 2017|Impro, Something to think about|0 Comments