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Love explosion (East London) - your two minutes of fame!

  • Mar 9, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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This improvisation show is free in every sense of the word and open to people of any experience, included non at all. We will be celebrating collective courage and playfulness in an open-stage celebration of chance encounters with interlaced (improvised) music.

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What happen?

Everyone puts their name in the hat. The host pulls two names out.

Those two people get up on stage. They choose a suggestion offered by the audience.

Lights go out. A Beat. Lights go up.

The scene begins, then unfolds through a series of offers and responses. Two minutes - lights out. Scene over.

New names. New scene. And so on.

Your duties:

Accept all offers, respect your partner and make them look good; choose moving the scene forward over ego; contribute and let go of control over outcomes.

Your bill of rights:

Freedom to flail.

The world trains us to be so structured in our thinking that many people feel extremely uncomfortable and self-conscious in any situation that might remotely involve "flailing." And yet the creative mind revels in flailing, as long as we can stay with it long enough to have some fun.

Freedom to fail.

With the non-stop demand and competition of the Age of Complexity we are under constant pressure to perform. In feeling the freedom to fail, we learn to flow with it as part of the creative process.

Freedom to Flop. To find a place in life where it is okay to look hapless, have a brain freeze and then just move on is an amazing thing. This is the closest we can get to full-on acceptance of our flawed self because it happens in front of a group of people who will applaud the effort. And who want your support when it happens to them.

Freedom To Flounder. It feels natural to follow the familiar, and to go in new directions feels wrong, fearful, even shame-inducing. So we flounder in order to break things up. We learn to tolerate the discomfort through the group's acceptance. We discover the scene by being in it, just as we are. Just as we discover the gifts hidden within mistakes and missteps by accepting and mining them for meaning.

The people who show up will remind you that showing up in life is a creative choice. They will be grateful for your openness and humanity. They will thank you for playing.

Every second Sunday of the month at the Sebright Arms. Your two minutes of love and fame.

Most of the above was authored by Jude Treder-Wolff

you can find it and more in her blog: livesinprogressnewsletter.blogspot.com

Logo: Marc Blanco

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  • Claire-Elise 'Creative l.

    Loved it! I'"" ve back to the next one.

    March 24, 2014

  • Rita

    Hi all! Some of you may remember I promised to post my show info to this event. Unfortunately show was cancelled due to venue considerations - and so I'm taking my one-woman act to open mics and new writing nights - some of you lovelies left me their email addresses, so I'll keep you posted, feel free to give me a message if you want more info! :) To all of you, thank you for the amazing night we've had and see you on the next one! :) Here endeth the plug :D Rita, Woman On The Door ;)

    1 · March 24, 2014

  • Edward U.

    A new experience for me, but I had a good time meeting new people.

    March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    The organiser was late and unprepared, screaming for help that made me jumped. It was my first attended but did not stay to see the start as waited 45 mins already and not sure how long the night gonna be.

    March 11, 2014

    • Remy B.

      Sorry you had to leave and missed a great night. This is possibly the worth comment ever but it’s courageous and generous of you to speak your mind like that. You can have just give it one star and leave. You didn’t and I’m grateful to you for that. Maybe I can learn something from your feedback, maybe you can learn something from my “right of reply” and maybe other people reading this can too. So here I go... I was 10 minutes late, yes, no excuses, but if we started on time we would have had 5 people there and we needed a little more, so we started when the bulk of them arrived which was about 30 minutes after the announced time. This being London, if I’d announced the show at 7.30, people would have finish arriving at 8...

      1 · March 11, 2014

    • Remy B.

      “Unprepared and screaming for help”. Ok... This sounds like I was shouting “help” in the corridors which is quite funny. I was asking for volunteers in a loud voice so people could hear me. And unprepared, well I’ve been running this show successfully for the past two years so I kind of know what I’m doing but it is done with everyone’s help. That makes a big difference. Not my show, our show. You don’t pay at the door but you give a hand for everything else, including bringing a sit from upstairs and supplying the entertainment  We are so used to be passive consumers that this is a bit of a change but it makes for a really lovely night. Your feedback made me realise that I might have a little sadist in me who enjoy jittering people. I’ll have a word with him. And I’ll change some of the blurp too so those who bother reading it can be better informed on the nature of this show. Again, sorry you had to leave. Thanks for your feedback and I hope you’ll give it another try.

      2 · March 11, 2014

  • Vince

    All good. As usual.

    March 10, 2014

  • Ilka

    Looks like it was all happening on stage!!! Fun and games...

    March 10, 2014

  • Remy B.

    Sweetness. Thanks to all girls and boys who made it happen :-)

    March 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone.I wont be able to attend tonight but i hope there be another one soon.Have fun :)

    March 9, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    In fashion and beauty business - owner of Trendasy

    March 9, 2014

  • Ilka

    Have fun guys! So gutted I cannot join tonight, but am in Berlin! Next one it is...

    1 · March 9, 2014

    • Remy B.

      Oh enjoy! Hope your weather there is as good as here x

      2 · March 9, 2014

  • Sasha S.

    Sounds great

    February 20, 2014

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