Impro and Science — a Teaser

The text below is a teas­er sec­tion from a larg­er text titled “Impro­vi­sa­tion and the Sci­en­tif­ic Method” by Gael Doorne­weerd-Per­ry and myself that has appeared in the book Essays on Improv (2022) by mem­bers of The SIN net­work.You can find anoth­er teas­er of the chap­ter, on entropy, on Gael’s blog. Both Gael and I have a sci­en­tif­ic background—Gael …

Barcelona Improv Festival 2018

Last Novem­ber, I spent almost a week in Barcelona to par­tic­i­pate in the BIG IF inter­na­tion­al improv fes­ti­val there. Here’s my sto­ry of a week with two per­for­mances, three work­shops and lots of great con­ver­sa­tions with fel­low impro­vis­ers. Were­wolves, the improv show The pri­ma­ry rea­son for going to BIG IF was per­form­ing Were­wolves, the improv …

Teaching in Toulouse … in French

The last month of 2018 brought anoth­er new expe­ri­ence for me. I was invit­ed to teach a week­end work­shop of the Were­wolves show for­mat to TIC, a French impro­vi­sa­tion group in Catus, near Toulouse. Although my invi­ta­tion came from their Dutch sec­re­tary Koos, I was to teach the work­shop in French. Teach­ing “Les loups-garous” was …

Happy holidays!

I would like to wish every­one a warm end of year with plen­ty of time for your friends and fam­i­ly. Already my best wish­es for 2019! And my warm christ­mas greet­ings I send you with this video. In the past week I host­ed a part of the Tal­en­tweek of Thomas More — Cam­pus Sanderus. Ing­mar was …