Musical

Our October Improv Retreat is going to be here before you know it and with the retreat almost Sold Out, we’d like to introduce you to your improv teachers who you’ll be playing with this year. First up, our Master of Music, Mr Joe Samuel! Hey Joe, what’s the feeling like in the Maydays camp...
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A blog from Jenice Matias, one of our 13th Annual Improv Retreat scholarship awardees   It’s been some time since I  returned to New Jersey from the Maydays retreat. Time has not dulled my senses because I am still in a state of euphoria. My memories of the retreat loom in my mind, like a...
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Connecting with Online Musical Improv A blog from The Maydays, Rebecca MacMillan. You know that friend who constantly pesters you to try an experience you haven’t had before, and then you reluctantly try it thinking you will HATE it but however you manage to move on from there with your friendship, at least that will...
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Scholarship Blog: Maydays Improv Retreat 2021 By Hon Chong   After having a bit of time to personally reflect on and digest my experience, I’ve finally managed to write down my highlighted experiences and thoughts from my first Maydays Improv Retreat.   Before the Retreat On 5.10.2021, I received an email from Maydays with the...
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The Future of The Maydays/Nursery Collaboration When the pandemic struck in 2020, the directors of London-based Nursery Theatre and the Brighton-based Maydays were quick to join forces to become an online improvisation course provider. In part, to help their staff and teachers pay their rent and in part to keep the joy of improv alive...
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We’ve had the best time playing in real life with our Brighton Improv community again. Our weekly improv drop-ins have been a delight with after class actual pints together in an actual pub! Our first monthly Musical improv drop-in was a blast and we’re super stoked to see so many of you back in beautiful...
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Improv gives us the opportunity as artists to create something and then immediately move on to create something else.  This gives us enormous freedom to suppress our judgement of our work as there is no time to edit it.  This is liberating and taps into the flow state which so many of us crave and...
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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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