Culture Current's Chairperson, Alexander Komlosi (MFA, PhD) is an actor, teacher, and researcher.
He served as Chairperson of Culture Current's board from 2012 to 2021. He has been serving as Chairperson again since 2023.
He was Artistic Director of the Openings project in 2022.
Alex has performed in Finland (Teatteri Takomo, Stoa, Wasa Teatern, Kiasma Theatre, After Eight, TV, Yle) and internationally in his own work and in others’. In Finland, he has collaborated with artists like Anna Estarriola, Otso Huopaniemi, Cecilia Paul, Hanna Raiskinmäki, Milja Sarkola, Jenni-Elina von Bagh. His most recent work was a hybrid live-online experimental clown performance series called The Hucky Honolulu Sessions.
He studied under (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner’s creator, Professor Vyskočil, for 13 years, and trained under him as a teacher. He has been practicing IwIP since 1998. He has been teaching it internationally and developing its pedagogy since 2000, when he opened and co-taught the first course in English at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has been teaching IwIP in Finland since 2012 at Culture Current, University of Arts Helsinki – Department of Drama Pedagogy, Swedish-speaking Acting, Dance, Open University, Tampere University - Näty, The Finnish Adult Education Centre of City of Helsinki, Aalto University, and the Swedish Theatre in Helsinki. He has been eagerly educating other IwIP teachers - and being educated by them 🙂 too.
Alex has taught IwIP courses and workshops internationally - Columbia University, New York University, Yale University, Rose Bruford College, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
He developed the "performative well-being" concept and pedagogy together with a working group of core IwIP practitioners as part of a Finnish Cultural Foundation year-long post-doc grant at the Performing Arts Research Center (TUTKE) in 2017-8. His research has focused on performance and well-being, improvisation, and movement (physical) theatre.
Alexander is a founding member of Culture Current.
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