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

  • May 12, 2013 · 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.

 

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 Friday 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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  • Remy B.

    Lovely crowd, good vibe, brilliant night.

    May 13, 2013

  • Misa

    I had a great time. Thanks Remy and everyone for the warm welcome!

    May 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is a surprise! Fantastic

    May 13, 2013

  • vadim

    had a great time with all amazing people that attended - thanks Remy

    May 13, 2013

  • Efe A.

    Brilliant, loved the generous and supportive atmosphere, I had a great time.

    May 13, 2013

  • Eli A.

    Greetings. Absolutely "a must go to" event!! OL

    May 13, 2013

  • Leona

    Wow, baptism by fire! Absolutely loved it. Amazing vibe and really great people - Who Knew?

    May 13, 2013

  • Nichola T

    Fabulous funny night with equally fab host :)

    May 13, 2013

  • Bridget G.

    Ace again!

    May 12, 2013

  • Keira

    Fantastic night !

    May 12, 2013

  • Sophie

    Just realised that the central line being down will mean that it will take us too long to get there tonight:( Definitely keen for the next one!

    May 12, 2013

  • Jay

    Unfortunately can't make it now, if anyone would like my place - enjoy! Jay

    May 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    so sorry, cant make it - hope someone else can take the place

    May 12, 2013

  • Keira

    Looking forward to coming :-)

    May 12, 2013

  • Nichola T

    Hi does anyone know what is the closest tube please?

    May 11, 2013

  • Efua M.

    I'm terribly sick with a cold, tried going out yesterday and that failed so ive taken to laying in bed this weekend.! Was really looking forward to coming it would've been my first imorov meetup, ive RSVP next months one.

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wanted to come along, but am on holiday out of London until the 16th May....[sigh]

    May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am have very interest starting with the next meeting!

    May 8, 2013

  • Lola

    I'll be thinking of how much fun you are having from the plane on my way to Uganda :(

    May 6, 2013

    • Remy B.

      Yes it does :-) Then again this woman really love her impro.

      1 · May 7, 2013

    • Lola

      I do!!! :)

      May 7, 2013

  • Jason

    I'll come but I may not participate on this occasion. I'm no good with improv as I can never help but think of the most logical thing to say. That means that sometimes it takes several seconds for me to come up with a reply. Not good.

    1 · May 6, 2013

    • Remy B.

      Hi Jason. Participation isn't optional. You contribute emotionally rather than financially :-) Good or bad is not relevant. You share what you have to share. With your stage partner, the musicians and members of the audience, which, remember, will all be where you are at some point. Your gift to us is whatever is there for you. Be it fright. Logic. Wonders. Silence... And we'll love you for it.

      1 · May 7, 2013

  • Tania.Gallindo

    Sounds great…just hope is not very far…am in Earlsfield SW18.

    April 29, 2013

  • Sophie

    1

    April 27, 2013

  • Momo

    Hey

    April 23, 2013

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