Location of the Improvisation Summer course Amsterdam: OT301 Cultural Center
Overtoom 301 / 1054 HW Amsterdam, the Netherlands / Link to routes
The OT301 was squatted by artists in Amsterdam in the early 2000’s. Two years later is was legitimized as a sub Culture Center for diverse community and international art activities including experimental music, theater, poetry, visual art, dance, film, workshops and classes.
The building is in old west central Amsterdam, with an Art Deco decor rumbled between the constant renovations and graffiti. The building has four floors of ateliers, movement and dance studios, galleries, cinema, theater for live performances and sound/recording studios.
The Improvisation Summer Course takes place on the ground floor Studio 1 theater space with a full sound and lighting board. The studio 1 theater is connected to a bar and lounge space where breaks take place and audiences gather for the weekend performances. The summer course also uses the Bodlabot studio, located on the first floor. Between these two spaces, the summer course runs classes, workshops, rehearsals, improvisation sessions, discussions and performances with an aim for the participants to plant themselves into the building and get to the work.