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Separately Together; The improv teams that have never ‘met.’ by The Maydays, Heather Urquhart Heather reflects on the last year since the world went online and all the new relationships and connections that have thrived in the improv world. Check out Heather’s new blog here. You can join our improv powerhouse for one of her...
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New blog, ‘Seven Ways to end a Song in Musical Improv’ by Maydays, Heather & Joe.   Ending a song well in musical improv can make or break it. You can create an astounding melody, heartbreaking lyrics and beautiful choreography but if it fizzles out that’s often all the audience will remember. On the flip...
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A guest blog from Rita Suszek I’m not interested in how people move: I’m interested in what makes them move Pina Bausch Lockdown, day 7998375. My unruly body only accepts leggings and sweatpants; I eat my fears and try to moderate my information intake. Going for walks sounds both nice and risky. Face covering is...
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by Rhiannon Vivian ‘Eliminate self motivation and take care of each other,’ – Jorin Garguilo, the ‘Space Hippie’ After years of invaluable training and trying out different methods, schools of playing, tools, tricks and tips (all of which chug away in your subconscious) in recent times I’ve ended up actively focusing on just one thing...
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The Yes, and… exercise used in improvisation training for business executives can occasionally raise consternation if taken too literally. We take a look at the difference between ‘Yes, and…’ in improvisation training, and ‘Yes, and…’ in business, to see what is transferable, and what is not. by Richard Bradford   The mechanism of saying “Yes,...
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The Showstoppers, persistence and when my mum tried improv by Jules Munns My mum came to the Maydays Improvisation Retreat this year. She had never done improvisation before, but thought it looked fun from seeing a few gigs I was in. There is no improv community in Whitstable, where she lives, so it seemed a...
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  The Leela Bubble By Heather Urquhart The Maydays Improv Retreat is my happy place, no doubt about it and this year more than ever I was desperate to cross the magical threshold into Leela living. The previous 2 months had been crazy busy and I’d come out of a 4 show Edinburgh Festival, straight...
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Day: Sunday Time: 11:45 Class: The Pressure Cooker One of the benefits of teaching a residential improv festival is working with participants who are already in the zone when they walk in the room. There is a sparkle and an openness which means there is no need for warm ups. For this reason I ran...
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