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by Jen Rowe Less of a blog, more of an improv platter. Here are the 25 improv or very-improv-related shows I’ve found for your spontaneity-loving eyes. This year, we have some old favourites plus some brand-new-to-Brighton newbies, visiting us from all over the country.   At a quick glance, I see shows and improvisers from...
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Improv for professional development is becoming an indispensible tool for business trying to adapt to the fast changing environment we find ourselves in.  Increasingly companies are embracing the power of improvisation to improve their wellbeing, agility, communication and connection within a business and with clients.  Improvisation is already a deal-breaking skill and most of the...
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by Jon Nguyen Recently I had to choose between two Improv events, one in Chester and one in Nottingham. Both with fairly similar structures,  two amazing improv teachers I respect greatly, from the West Coast of America Michelle Gilliam and Vanessa Anton. Nottingham is physically closer to where I reside in Norwich and far easier...
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by Katy Schutte I just came back from Hamburg where I was teaching and performing for TÖRN festival. It’s difficult to be positive in the times we are living in and I was so happy to be at a festival where the theme was ’How do we want to live?’. I was reminded that improv...
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Intro As someone who has always been fascinated with language (easily getting lost in poetry, etymology, linguistics, and learning other languages) I was excited to see that the UN officially recognises an International Mother Language Day every year. Driven by this knowledge I began to ponder the inherent differences of improvising in various languages. I’ve...
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How Improv Classes create Relationships We at The Maydays were delighted when our first ‘Improv Couple’ got together.  They met at one of our improv classes, improvised together for 8 weeks and – BOOM!  Since then we have seen a succession of couples emerge from their time improvising together with us and elsewhere.  In some...
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Rhiannon Vivian   Happy winter solstice! A time where we try to hibernate as much as possible, stay in and do less. But ironically also a time where we don’t get to hibernate at all, go out a lot (‘ARE YOU COMING TO THE CHRISTMAS PARTY?’) and do more. A lot more. Travel, work ‘do’s’,...
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I was made aware that it was International Mountain Day on Saturday. I have done precisely zero research as to the intent or context of International Mountain Day, but funnily enough the very idea of standing at the foot of a mountain is enough to get me thinking a lot about the mountainous tasks that...
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