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Expectations – do we need them? – by Joe Samuel. Having sat behind my keyboard and played for most of our residential festivals, it is difficult not to lay on mighty expectations in anticipation of the next one.  So many powerful memories, epiphanies, touching moments and personal triumphs that they start to become expected, almost...
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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: 10am Class: Perverts and Fuck-ups The job of drawing up the first draft of the Osho Leela class schedule is a daunting one. 76 classes over 4 days not including the evening shows and jams. Each year, I need to have a look at last year’s schedule, the student requests, the teacher...
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Day: Thursday Time: 5pm Class: I Need a Hero This was my 6th Maydays residential in Dorset.  Like most of the Maydays, I teach several days a week, but there is definitely something unique about Osho Leela.  I love to be out in the sticks, walking to my class across dewy grass, past last night’s...
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Day: Saturday Time: 3:00 Class: Togetherness Creating improv with one other person is pretty cool. As you increase the number of people involved the stakes certainly become higher. The risks of a big group scene going wrong if you don’t work on group skills is high, but when it clicks it is a truly beautiful...
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People I tend to enjoy the small moments of life more than the big moments, it’s in the small moments that I find genuine happiness. If I ever get to perform at sold out gig at the O2, I’d be most happy about the cheese and pickle sandwiches in the green room. For me Osho...
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Day: Sunday Time: 10am Class: Deliciously Dramatic I love Osho Leela. It is a genuine highlight of my year. Getting to immerse myself in a bubble with awesome people who like messing about and making stuff up too! Besides being super fun it also means that the classes can go deeper than they do in...
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Day: Saturday Time 3:00-6:30 Class: The Deconstruction In my humble opinion, the best way to really get your head around a subject or a concept is to teach it to someone else. You’re never more in the moment than when you’re teaching and that’s when you find things you didn’t think you were looking for....
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