Improvisation Sessions

16:30 – 18:30 Monday to Thursday. 

The improvisation sessions on the Summer Intensive are reflective of the Sunday Sessions held weekly at the OT301 Bodlabot studio by the Amsterdam community of dancers, performers, text artists and musicians. The Amsterdam community sessions were created in 2014 with an aim to gather artists to create work with public in mind and to experiment with interdisciplinary practices with a focus on the relationship between improvisation and composition.

The Improvisation Summer Intensive sessions are held in the studio 1 space integrating lighting, music, dance, text, performance art, acting and song with a fully equipped lighting board and sound system.

We invite participants to lift isolated discussions, questions, statements and ideas in this platform bringing up any issues that arise out of the workshops, out of individual rehearsal processes towards Freakatoni performances. These discussions are what we hope you can then apply to the practice in the improvisation sessions and the collective group performances.

An adviser will be elected to help get the session started and to move a discussion along towards the practice. 

The Summer Course provides local musicians to share in the practice of these sessions. You are invited to ask these musicians to join your Freakatoni groups out of the work that happens in the sessions.

In the timetable of these sessions, we have included 2 workshops; Ellen Knops Lighting (Tuesday week 1) and by Noortje Kohne Alexander technique (Tuesday week 2). 

Monday of each week, we will use the first part of the session to finalise the four collective groups for the up coming Freakatoni Witchy weekend performances (studio 1).

Advisers in the sessions schedule: (announced by February 2019)

Week one

Week two

Week three

Musicians in the sessions schedule: (announced by February 2019)

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3