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

  • Feb 10, 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.

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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 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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  • Mark M.

    I was the idiot who had his back to the audience for most of the two minutes I was on stage, but I thoroughly enjoyed the entire evening nonetheless. Next time I'll face the correct way!

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Laura Jayne K.

    I loved it and will be back next time.
    Always post coital. X

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Remy B.

    Yes. Tones of fun as usual :-) and some post-coital smiles afterward that spoke volume.

    February 11, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    The atmosphere was incredibly generous and playful. I had so much fun. Thank you, everyone.

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    The atmosphere was incredibly generous and playful. I had so much fun. Thank you, everyone.

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very supportive environment, fun and certainly gives you a buzz!

    1 · February 11, 2013

  • Eli A.

    Greetings. Excellent!!! OL.:-)

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Bridget G.

    Thanks Remy!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Mark M.

    Hello, myself and a mate are attending tonight, but were really wanting to come and have a look. I'm guessing that the only way to be able to 'observe' would be to sign up. Do we have to take a turn on the first night? We wouldn't want to deprive anyone else wishing to sign up of a spot???

    Many thanks!

    February 10, 2013

    • Remy B.

      Hi Mark - everyone has a go on stage, which is why it's such a lovely night - no spectators :-)

      February 10, 2013

  • Sarah Z.

    Was very much looking forward to coming tonight but can't make it after all, which is very disappointing... I really do hope to make the next one!

    February 10, 2013

  • Ramon

    Can't make it finally

    February 10, 2013

  • Lola

    Im really sorry for changing my RSVP so late but not feeling well. Hope it's as great as usual!

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really sorry, just come down with the flu, and cant come. Really was looking forward to it. Damn flu!! :(

    February 10, 2013

  • vadim

    When is the next course on, Remy?

    February 9, 2013

  • vadim

    If it wasn't for the beginners course I had attended with Remy I would've not enjoined this venue in full.

    Thanks for the amazing improv course Remy! Lovely people, great vibes and one of the best lessons in self development done so far

    Keep it up Looking forward to see everyone this Sunday

    February 8, 2013

    • Remy B.

      Thank you sir :-)

      February 10, 2013

  • Alexa D.

    Id like to join in.... its a long time uve been out of the game.... i miss it and i wonder if i can still catch the ball.

    February 1, 2013

    • Remy B.

      and if you don't catch it it's ok too:-)

      February 7, 2013

  • Jenny L.

    This is my first one. I'd love to come if theres space?

    January 25, 2013

    • Remy B.

      just a bit :-)

      February 7, 2013

  • patti c.

    so sorry to miss again!! have to go away for work have a great evening! x Patti

    January 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very excited! Are there any meet ups before the night where everyone can all briefly say hi?

    January 17, 2013

  • Sean D.

    love it!

    January 20, 2013

  • Andrew W.

    I'd like to come to this.

    January 15, 2013

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