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Performative Well-Being & (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner Courses Spring 2021

1) Weekly Performative Well-Being & IwIP course on Mondays taught by Alexander Komlosi.

2) Bimonthly Saturday IwIP  course taught by Hanna Raiskinmäki, Alexander Komlosi and guest teachers.

You are welcome to join one or both courses!

ELIGIBILITY FOR BOTH COURSES: You have participated in an introductory IwIP course. Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

Sign up is first come, first serve!

Please scroll down for more info…

1)  Weekly Performative Well-Being & IwIP

What? Weekly IwIP practice sessions and a well-being support and discussion group work. We will practice IwIP and open improv inspired by IwIP with some of our favorite variations (VMTI, camera, audience, pairs) and new experiments. We will also have regular group discussions and exercises relating to performative well-being and performative being. If the group agrees, we will have a few public open sessions.

CORONA SPECIAL: If viral conditions mean we cannot meet in person, we will go virtual as we did last semester, since it worked well.  If we still can meet in person, but some people would prefer to participate virtually, they can – so a combo class of studio work and virtual participation.

Aimed for: Anyone interested in open improvisation, performance, well-being, IwIP.

Goals:

  • Dramatic play
  • Develop your performing self and performative fitness
  • Explore performative being
  • Cultivate personal and group well-being
  • Develop IwIP practice and improvisational skills
  • Fun

Teacher: Alexander Komlosi, MFA, PhD

Language: I will teach in English, but you are welcome to use any language while you perform and practice.

Timetable:

Mondays once a week, 17.30-20.

January  18 – May 31, 2021. Weeks 3 – 22 except week 14.

Total 19 x 2,5h sessions (total 47,5h)

Group size: Min 4, Max 8.

Cost

Regular rates

Culture Current supporting members: 470€

Non-members: 480€

Discounted rates

In order to qualify for the discounted rate you need to be either unemployed (a registered job-seeker at TE-Toimisto) or a full-time student.

Culture Current supporting members: 370€

Non-members: 380€

Please pay the regular rate if you can afford it 🙂

No refunds or credit once the payment has been made.

Payment will be due by 31.1.2021.  Culture Current ry will bill you. If you would like to request paying in installments, please ask us.

Become a Culture Current Member!

If you are not a Culture Current supporting member and would like to become one, membership starts at 20€/year. It entitles you to discounts on CC’s courses and more.

Location

Annnankatu and DuvTeatern rehearsal spaces in downtown Helsinki.

Sign-up Deadline: 14.1.2021

Sign up is first come, first serve!  Please sign up as soon as possible.

Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

The course will be confirmed by 17.1.2021.

If you would like to sign up, please click here.

2) Bimonthly Saturday IwIP

What?  IwIP practice sessions twice a month.

Aimed for: Anyone interested in IwIP.

Goals:

  • Develop IwIP practice and improvisational skills
  • Dramatic play
  • Develop your performing self
  • Fun

Teacher: Hanna Raiskinmäki, MFA, Alexander Komlosi, MFA, PhD, and other guest teachers.

Language: Hanna will teach in Finnish and English as needed. You are welcome to use any language while you perform and practice.

Timetable:

Saturdays from 10-12.

January – May 2021. 30.1, 13.2, 27.2, 13.3, 27.3, 10.4, 24.4, 8.5.

Weeks 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18.

Total 8 x 2h sessions (total 16h).

Group size: Min 4, Max 12.

Cost

Regular rates

Culture Current supporting members: 150€

Non-members: 160€

Discounted rates

In order to qualify for the discounted rate you need to be either unemployed (a registered job-seeker at TE-Toimisto) or a full-time student.

Culture Current supporting members: 120€

Non-members: 130€

Please pay the regular rate if you can afford it 🙂

No refunds or credit once the payment has been made.

Payment will be due by 31.1.2021.  Culture Current ry will bill you.

Become a Culture Current Member!

If you are not a Culture Current supporting member and would like to become one, membership starts at 20€/year. It entitles you to discounts on CC’s courses and more.

Location

Annnankatu and DuvTeatern rehearsal spaces in downtown Helsinki.

Sign-up Deadline: 14.1.2021

Sign up is first come, first serve!  Please sign up as soon as possible.

Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

The course will be confirmed by 17.1.2021.

If you would like to sign up, please click here.

Performative Well-Being & (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner Courses Spring 2020

January – May

1) Weekly Performative Well-Being & IwIP course on Mondays taught by Alexander Komlosi.

2) Bimonthly Saturday IwIP  course taught by Hanna Raiskinmäki.

You are welcome to join one or both courses!

Eligibility for both courses: You have participated in an introductory IwIP course. Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

Sign up is first come, first serve!

Please scroll down for more info…

1) Weekly Performative Well-Being & IwIP

What?

Weekly IwIP practice sessions and performative well-being. We will practice IwIP and open improv inspired by IwIP with our favorite variations (VMTI, camera, audience), new experiments, as well as group discussions and exercises relating to performative well-being. If the group agrees, we will have public open sessions.

Aimed for

Anyone interested in IwIP, open improvisation, and performative well-being.

Goals

Creative play; developing performative well-being, performative fitness, and power; artistic presentation of our work.

Language

I will teach in English, but you are welcome to use any language while you perform and practice.

Timetable

January – May 2020. Weeks 4 – 22, except week 16.  Total 18 x 2,5h sessions (total 45h).

Mondays, 17.30-20.

Participants

Min 4, Max 12

Cost

Regular rate: 430€ / 420€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

Discounted rate: 340€ /330€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

In order to qualify for the discounted rate you need to be either unemployed (a registered job-seeker at TE-Toimisto) or a full-time student.

Please pay the regular rate if you can afford it 🙂

If you are not a Culture Current supporting member and would like to become one, membership starts at 20€/year. It entitles you to discounts on CC’s courses and more.

No refunds or credit once the payment has been made.

Culture Current ry will bill you.

Location

To be confirmed, Helsinki

Sign-up Deadline: 10.1.2020

Sign up is first come, first serve!  Please sign up as soon as possible.

Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

The course will be confirmed by 15.1.2020. Payment will be due in full by 31.1.2020.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out the survey by clicking here.

2) Bimonthly Saturday IwIP course taught by Hanna Raiskinmäki.

What?

IwIP practice sessions twice a month

Aimed for

Anyone interested in IwIP.

Goals

Developing your performing self and your IwIP practice.

Teacher

Hanna Raiskinmäki, MFA

Language

Hanna will teach in Finnish, but can also give you reflections in English. You are welcome to use any language while you perform and practice.

Timetable

January – May 2019. Weeks 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20.  Total 10 x 2h sessions (total 20h).

Saturdays, 10-12.

Participants

Min 4, Max 12.

Cost

Regular rate: 190€ / 180€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

Discounted rate: 1500€ / 140€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

Please pay the regular rate if you can afford it 🙂

If you are not a Culture Current supporting member and would like to become one, membership starts at 20€/year. It entitles you to discounts on CC’s courses and more.

No refunds or credit once the payment has been made.

Culture Current ry will bill you.

Location

To be confirmed, Helsinki

Sign-up Deadline: 10.1.2020

Sign up is first come, first serve!  Please sign up as soon as possible.

Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

The course will be confirmed by 15.1.2020. Payment will be due in full by 31.1.2020.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out the survey by clicking here.

Performative Well-Being & (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner Courses – Autumn 2019

September – December

1) Weekly Performative Well-Being & IwIP course on Mondays taught by Alexander Komlosi.

2) Bimonthly Saturday IwIP  course taught by Hanna Raiskinmäki.

You are welcome to join one or both courses!

Eligibility for both courses: You have participated in an introductory IwIP course. Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

Sign up is first come, first serve!

Please scroll down for more info…

1) Weekly Performative Well-Being & IwIP

What?

Weekly IwIP practice sessions and performative well-being. We will practice IwIP and open improv inspired by IwIP with our favorite variations (VMTI, camera, audience), new experiments, as well as group discussions and exercises relating to performative well-being. If the group agrees, we will have two public open sessions.

Aimed for

Anyone interested in IwIP, open improvisation, and performative well-being.

Goals

Creative play; developing performative well-being, performative fitness, and power; artistic presentation of our work.

Language

I will teach in English, but you are welcome to use any language while you perform and practice.

Timetable

October – December 2019. Weeks 41 – 51.  Total 11 x 2,5h sessions.

Mondays once a week, 17.30-20 (other time possible if needed and possible). Times will confirmed by the survey (see link below at Sign-up).

Participants

Min 4, Max 12

Cost

Regular rate: 260€ / 250€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

Discounted rate: 210€ /200€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

In order to qualify for the discounted rate you need to be either unemployed (a registered job-seeker at TE-Toimisto) or a full-time student.

Please pay the regular rate if you can afford it 🙂

If you are not a Culture Current supporting member and would like to become one, membership starts at 20€/year. It entitles you to discounts on CC’s courses and more.

No refunds or credit once the payment has been made.

Culture Current ry will bill you.

Location

To be confirmed, Helsinki

Sign-up Deadline: 17.8.2019

Sign up is first come, first serve!  Please sign up as soon as possible.

Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

The course will be confirmed by 30.8.2019. Payment will be due in full by 15.9.2019.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out the survey by clicking here.

2) Bimonthly Saturday IwIP course taught by Hanna Raiskinmäki and guests.

What?

IwIP practice sessions twice a month

Aimed for

Anyone interested in IwIP.

Goals

Developing your performing self and your IwIP practice.

Teacher

Hanna Raiskinmäki, MFA

Language

Hanna will teach in Finnish, but can also give you reflections in English. You are welcome to use any language while you perform and practice.

Timetable

September – December 2019. Weeks 36, 37,40, 41, 45, 46, 47, 48. Total 8 x 2h sessions.

Saturdays, 10-12.

Participants

Min 4, Max 12.

Cost

Regular rate: 150€ / 140€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

Discounted rate: 120€ / 110€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

Please pay the regular rate if you can afford it 🙂

If you are not a Culture Current supporting member and would like to become one, membership starts at 20€/year. It entitles you to discounts on CC’s courses and more.

No refunds or credit once the payment has been made.

Culture Current ry will bill you.

Location

To be confirmed, Helsinki

Sign-up Deadline: 17.8.2019

Sign up is first come, first serve!

Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

The courses will be confirmed by 30.8.2019. Payment will be due in full by 15.9.2019.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out the survey by clicking here.

Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki – Spring 2019

Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki, Open University

Alexander Komlosi, Chair of Culture Current and IwIP teacher, will be teaching a course in Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki, Open University in spring, 2019.

(Inter)acting with the Inner Partner for beginning students will be part of this course.

For this reason, Culture Current will not be organizing separate Performative Well-Being or (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner courses for beginning students in spring, 2019.  If you are interested in IwIP or performative well-being, we recommend you attend the course at the University of Arts.

The course application period is 28.11.2018 – 17.12.2018 klo 23:59

To sign up or for more information about the Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki, Open University in English click here.

The course description can be found below as well.

English follows, Finnish at the end of this page.

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Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki, Open University

A course based in solo improvisation and themed discussion 

Open to the general public

No previous theatre or performance experience required

Uniarts Helsinki Theatre Academy, Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki

12 classes, Tuesdays, 17.30-20, week 3-15 (except week 8)

Taught in English

Participants practice improvisation in the language of their choice, usually in their native tongue

Course objectives

Our goal is to achieve a greater experiential understanding of the relationship between performance and well-being. We study the principles and practices of performative well-being through improvisational practice. We develop performative well-being’s core capacities like performative flow, performative fitness, embodied engagement, discovering meaning, nurturing partnerships, realizing accomplishments, empathy, and performative power. This course includes an introductory foundation to (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner. After completing this course, you will be prepared to pursue further studies in (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner.

Course contents

We all perform. Each one of us performs in our professional and personal worlds every day. We perform our jobs. We perform as parents, partners, friends, teachers, students, and citizens. Stress as well as the pressure to perform, to be creative, to adapt, and to be resilient can be part of our professional and personal lives. These pressures can distort our vital energy and even lead to burnout. What can we learn from these challenges? How can we transform them to cultivate meaning, change, and joy for ourselves, others, and the world? What does performative well-being mean to you and to us? How can we transform individual and collective well-being through performance?

We will work through solo improvisational practice, using (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP) as well as new variations on this practice. The course will also include themed group discussions.

No previous theatre or performance experience required. This course is open to the general public. A diverse group is welcome and wished for!

Please note

This course is only open to people who have NOT studied (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP) before. (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner has also been called “Acting with the Inner Partner” (AwIP).

Evaluation

Pass/fail

Further Info

The course is taught in English. The teacher understands and speaks some Finnish. Participants practice improvisation in the language of their choice, usually in their native tongue. As part of the course, we may invite audience members to watch us work occasionally, so we can experience our process in a larger context.

Schedule and location

Uniarts Helsinki Theatre Academy, Haapaniemenkatu 6, Helsinki

12 classes, Tuesdays, 17.30-20, week 3-15 (except week 8)


The above in Finnish:

Tavoite

Tavoitteemme on saavuttaa laajempi kokemuksellinen ymmärrys esityksen ja hyvinvoinnin suhteesta. Tutkimme esityksellisen hyvinvoinnin periaatteita ja käytäntöjä improvisaatioon perustuvan harjoitusten kautta. Kehitämme esityksellisen hyvinvoinnin ydinominaisuuksia esityksellistä flow-tilaa ja -valmiutta (performative flow and performative fitnes), kehollista osallisuutta, hedelmällisiä hetkiä, merkityksen löytämistä, kumppanuuden vaalimista, saavutusten tiedostamista, kokemuksen empaattista tulkintaa ja esityksellisen voiman kehittämistä (performative power).

Kurssi sisältää (Inter)acting with the Inner Partnerin (IwIP) perusteiden esittelyn. Kun olet käynyt tämän kurssin, olet valmis jatkamaan IwIP:n opiskelua jatkokursseilla.

Sisältö

Me kaikki esiinnymme. Esiinnymme ammatillisessa ja henkilökohtaisessa elämässämme joka päivä. Me esiinnymme työssämme. Esiinnymme vanhempana, kumppanina, ystävänä, opettajana, oppilaana ja kansalaisena. Stressi ja esiintymisen sekä suorittamisen, luovuuden, sopeutumisen ja sinnikkyyden paine voi olla osa henkilökohtaista ja ammatillista elämäämme. Tällaiset paineet saattavat vääristää elinvoimaamme ja jopa johtaa uupumukseen. Mitä voimme oppia näistä haasteista? Kuinka voimme kehittää niitä merkityksellisyydeksi, muutokseksi ja iloksi itsellenne, muille ja maailmalle? Mitä esityksellinen hyvinvointi merkitsee sinulle ja meille? Kuinka voimme muuttaa yksilöllistä ja kollektiivista hyvinvointia esiintymisen ja esityksen kautta?

Työtavat

Työskentelemme soolo-improvisaation kautta käyttäen (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner:ia (IwIP) sekä uusia variaatioita tästä harjoitustavasta. IwIP on harjoitustapa, jota on säännöllisesti opetettu Teatterikorkeakoulussa. Kurssi sisältää temaattisia keskusteluja.

Arviointi

Hyväksytty/hylätty

Vastuuhenkilö

Alexander Komlosi

Kohderyhmä

Aikaisempaa teatteri- tai esiintymiskokemusta ei tarvita. Kurssi on avoin kaikille kiinnostuneille. Monimuotoinen ryhmä on hyvin tervetullut ja toivottu!

Huom! Tämä kurssi on tarkoitettu henkilöille, jotka EIVÄT ole harjoittaneet IwIP:iä aikaisemmin. (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner tunnetaan myös nimellä Acting with the Inner Partner (AwIP).

Lisätiedot

Kurssin työkieli on englanti. Opettaja ymmärtää ja puhuu jonkin verran suomea. Osallistujat harjoittavat improvisaatiota valitsemallaan kielellä, yleensä omalla äidinkielellään. Jotta kurssin prosessin voi kokea laajemmassa kontekstissa, kutsumme ulkopuolisia katsojia ajoittain havainnoimaan työskentelyämme.

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Solo Improv and (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner Autumn 2018

Solo Improv & (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner

Courses Autumn 2018

1) Clown and (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner – Playful Partners in Solo Improvisation Two-day workshop exploring the connections between clown and (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP) taught by Alexander Komlosi.  August, 2018

2) Weekly Solo Improv-IwIP Courses on Mondays/Wednesdays taught by Alexander Komlosi.  September – December 2018

3) Bimonthly Saturday IwIP  Course taught by Hanna Raiskinmäki. September – December 2018

1) Clown and (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner – Playful Partners in Solo Improvisation

What? An intensive two-day workshop exploring the connections between clown and (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP).

Aimed for: Anyone interested in solo clown performance, IwIP, solo improvisation, and performative well-being.

Goals: Creative play! We aim for insights into IwIP through clown, and insights into clown through IwIP.

Eligibility: You have participated in an introductory IwIP course. No previous clown experience is necessary. Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years. Sign up is first come, first serve!

Teacher: Alexander Komlosi, MFA, PhD

Description: Clown and IwIP are connected through their forms and their playful qualities. Both present the solo performer with the opportunity to create a playful situation with an audience. What is important to both?

– child-like dramatic play drawing on your unique personality- a connected, sensitive, energized psychosom

– a readiness to risk giving and receiving spontaneous offers

– a conscious, aware spontaneity

In this workshop, we will begin to explore the connections between clown and IwIP, and the dramatic differences. The questions we will ask and reply to together include:

– How can the clown state – its naïveté, vulnerability, its no holds barred, anarchic playfulness – inspire and transform IwIP?

– How can IwIP’s dynamic of revealing different and latent aspects of our personality and of our performing help uncover new sides to our clowns and the clown state?

– How might IwIP-inspired solo improvisation enable us to create solo clown performance?

– What can an IwIPing clown reveal about our performative well-being?

– What happens when we “break the rules” of IwIP and clown? What new forms, what new creatures will emerge?

Language: Alex will teach in English, but you are welcome to use any language while you perform and practice.

Timetable

Two days in row in August, 2018, depending on when most people have time.  Probably Saturday and Sunday.

10-17 with an hour break for lunch, and short snack breaks.

Participants: Min 5, Max 10.

Cost

Regular rate: 160€ / 150€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

Discounted rate: 140€ / 130€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

In order to qualify for the discounted rate you need to be either unemployed (a registered job-seeker at TE-Toimisto) or a full-time student. Please pay the regular rate if you can afford it 🙂

If you are not a Culture Current supporting member and would like to become one, membership starts at 20€/year. It entitles you to discounts on CC’s courses and more.

Location

To be confirmed, Helsinki

Sign-up Deadline: 29.06.2018

Sign up is first come, first serve!

Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out the survey by clicking here.

The workshop will be confirmed on 6.07.2018. Payment will be due in full by 20.07.2018. No refunds once the payment has been made.

Culture Current ry will bill you.

2) Weekly Solo Improv-IwIP
What? Weekly solo impro-IwIP practice sessions.  IwIP and solo improv inspired by IwIP with our favorite variations.

Aimed for: Anyone interested in IwIP, solo improvisation, and performative well-being.

Goals: Creative play; developing performative well-being, performative fitness, and power; documenting and sharing our work.

Eligibility: You have participated in an introductory IwIP course. Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years. Sign up is first come, first serve!

Teacher: Alexander Komlosi, MFA, PhD

Description:

The sessions I will teach on Mondays and Wednesdays will include IwIP, solo improv inspired by IwIP with our favorite variations (VMTI, camera, audience). Additionally, we will spend time per session reflecting and documenting our work.

Language: I will teach in English, but you are welcome to use any language while you perform and practice.

Timetable

September – December 2018. Weeks 36 – 50.  Total 15 sessions.

Mondays and Wednesdays once a week, 17.30-20.  You may join one or both groups.

Participants: Min 4, Max 10.

Cost

Regular rate: 310€ / 300€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members) one session per week.

Discounted rate: 255€ / 245€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members) one session per week.

In order to qualify for the discounted rate you need to be either unemployed (a registered job-seeker at TE-Toimisto) or a full-time student. Please pay the regular rate if you can afford it 🙂

If you are not a Culture Current supporting member and would like to become one, membership starts at 20€/year. It entitles you to discounts on CC’s courses and more.

Location

To be confirmed, Helsinki

Sign-up Deadline: 1.08.2018

Sign up is first come, first serve!

Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out the survey by clicking here.

The courses will be confirmed on 6.08.2018. Payment will be due in full by 20.08.2018.

No refunds once the payment has been made.

Culture Current ry will bill you.

3) Bimonthly Saturday IwIP course taught by Hanna Raiskinmäki and guests.

What?  IwIP practice sessions twice a month

Aimed for: Anyone interested in IwIP.

Goals: Developing your performing self and your IwIP practice.

Eligibility: You have participated in an introductory IwIP course. Sign up is first come, first serve!

Teacher: Hanna Raiskinmäki, MFA  Guest teachers: Ida Backer, MFA, and Jenni-Elina von Bagh, MFA

Description: Hanna will lead IwIP practice sessions.

Language: Hanna will teach in Finnish, but can also give you reflections in English. You are welcome to use any language while you perform and practice.

Timetable

September – December 2018. Weeks 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 47, 50.  Total 8 sessions. Slight changes possible. Dates will be confirmed 100% in August 2018.

Saturdays, 10-12.

Participants: Min 4, Max 10.

Cost

Regular rate: 140€ / 130€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

Discounted rate: 120€ / 110€ (Culture Current Members and Supporting Members)

In order to qualify for the discounted rate you need to be either unemployed (a registered job-seeker at TE-Toimisto) or a full-time student. Please pay the regular rate if you can afford it 🙂

If you are not a Culture Current supporting member and would like to become one, membership starts at 20€/year. It entitles you to discounts on CC’s courses and more.

Location

To be confirmed, Helsinki

Sign-up Deadline: 1.08.2018

Sign up is first come, first serve!

Preference will be given to folks who have been practicing IwIP in the past two years.

If you would like to sign up, please fill out the survey by clicking here.

The course will be confirmed on 6.08.2018. Payment will be due in full by 20.08.2018. No refunds once the payment has been made. Culture Current ry will bill you.

Performative Well-Being Course at University of Arts Helsinki

Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki, Open University

Alexander Komlosi, Chair of Culture Current and IwIP teacher, will be teaching a course in Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki, Open University in autumn, 2017.

(Inter)acting with the Inner Partner for beginning students will be part of this course.

For this reason, Culture Current will not be organizing separate Performative Well-Being or (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner courses for beginning students in autumn, 2017.  If you are interested in either of these courses, we recommend you attend the course at the University of Arts.

The course application period will be 8.8.2017  – 22.8.2017.

For more information about the Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki, Open University in English click here.

For more information about the Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki, Open University in Finnish click here.

A basic course description in English and Finnish can be found below as well.

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Performative Well-Being at the University of Arts Helsinki, Open University

A course based in solo improvisation and themed discussion 

Open to the general public

No previous theatre or performance experience required

Theatre Academy, Haapaniemenkatu 6, 00530 Helsinki

On Wednesdays at 17.30-20.30, September 20th – November 29th and October 21st at 10.00-13.00.

Taught in English

Participants practice improvisation in the language of their choice, usually in their native tongue

We all perform

Each one of us performs in our professional and personal worlds every day. We perform our jobs.

We perform as parents, partners, friends, teachers, students, and citizens.

We perform ourselves

Each of us performs our personal life stories in individual ways in shared situations. Who we are becomes what and how we perform. And what and how we perform becomes who we are.

Well-being and performance

Stress as well as the pressure to perform, to be creative, to adapt, and to be resilient can be part of our professional and personal lives.   These pressures can distort our vital energy and even lead to burnout. What can we learn from these challenges? How can we transform them to cultivate meaning, change, and joy for ourselves, others, and the world?

In this course we will explore performative well-being. What does performative well-being mean to you and to us? How is well-being performative? How can we transform individual and collective well-being through performance?

We will work together to respond to these questions by focusing on performative well-beings’s core capacities, like performative flow, performative fitness, embodied engagement, fruitful events, discovering meaning, nurturing partnerships, realizing accomplishments, empathetic interpreting of experience, and cultivating performative power. This course will be a dialogical and participatory path of exploration and training.

We will work through solo improvisational practice, using (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP) as well as new variations on this practice. IwIP is a solo improvisation discipline that is taught regularly at the Theatre Academy/University of Arts Helsinki.

The course will also include themed group discussions. There will also be one-on-one interviews with the teacher. As part of the course, we will invite audience members to watch us work occasionally, so we can experience our process in a larger context.

No previous theatre or performance experience required.  This course is open to the general public.

The course is taught in English. Participants practice improvisation in the language of their choice, usually in their native tongue.

This course is part of a post-doctoral research project at TUTKE/TeaK/Uniarts funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation (Suomen Kulttuurirahasto). Students will be asked to give their written permission to have our work documented (video, audio), they may be asked to complete questionnaires (in English, Finnish, Swedish), and will be asked to allow use of this material for research purposes Any public use of the material (samples, etc.) will be used only with the participant’s explicit permission beforehand.

Please note: This course is only open to those who have NOT studied (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP) before. (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner also goes by the name “Acting with the Inner Partner” (AwIP).

Teacher: Alexander Komlosi, MFA, Ph.D., is an actor, teacher, and visiting researcher at the Performing Arts Research Center (TUTKE), TeaK, University of the Arts Helsinki. He has worked as an actor internationally, taught at TeaK (Peda, Swedish Acting), and taught workshops in Finland (e.g., Teatteri Takomo, Svenska Teatern, Valtimonteatteri) and internationally (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, University of Colorado – Boulder, New York University, Columbia University, Yale University, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, etc.).

Performative Well-Being

Soolo-improvisaatioon ja temaattisiin keskusteluihin perustuva kurssi

Aikaisempaa teatteri- tai esiintymiskokemusta ei tarvita. Kurssi on avoin kaikille kiinnostuneille

Taideyliopisto, Avoin yliopisto

Taideyliopiston Teatterikorkeakoulu, Haapaniemenkatu 6, 00530 Helsinki

Keskiviikkoisin klo 17.30-20.30 ajalla 20.9.-29.11.2017 sekä lauantaina 21.10. klo 10-13

Kurssin työkieli on englanti. Osallistujat harjoittavat improvisaatiota valitsemallaan kielellä, yleensä omalla äidinkielellään.

Me kaikki esiinnymme

Me kaikki esiinnymme ammatillisessa ja henkilökohtaisessa elämässämme joka päivä. Me esiinnymme työssämme. Esiinnymme vanhempana, kumppanina, ystävänä, opettajana, oppilaana ja kansalaisena.

Esiinnymme itseämme

Me kaikki esiinnymme oman elämämme tarinassa yksilöllisellä tavalla ja jaetuissa tilanteissa. Se, kuka olemme, tekee sen, kuinka esiinnymme. Ja mitä ja miten esiinnymme, tekee sen, kuka olemme.

Hyvinvointi ja esiintyminen

Stressi ja esiintymisen sekä suorittamisen, luovuuden, sopeutumisen ja sinnikkyyden paine voi olla osa henkilökohtaista ja ammatillista elämäämme. Tällaiset paineet saattavat vääristää elinvoimaamme ja jopa johtaa uupumukseen. Mitä voimme oppia näistä haasteista? Kuinka voimme kehittää niitä merkityksellisyydeksi, muutokseksi ja iloksi itsellenne, muille ja maailmalle?

Tällä kurssilla tutkimme esityksellistä hyvinvointia (engl. Performative Well-Being/PWB) ja etsimme vastauksia seuraaviin kysymyksiin: Mitä esityksellinen hyvinvointi merkitsee? Millä tavalla hyvinvointi on esityksellistä? Kuinka voimme muuttaa yksilöllistä ja kollektiivista hyvinvointia esiintymisen ja esityksen kautta?

Työskentelemme vastataksemme näihin kysymyksiin keskittymällä PWB:n ydinominaisuuksiin, kuten optimaaliseen luovaan osallisuuteen (”performative flow”), esitykselliseen kuntoon (”performative fitness”), keholliseen osallisuuteen, hedelmällisiin tapahtumiin, merkityksen löytämiseen, kumppanuuden vaalimiseen, saavutusten tiedostamiseen, kokemuksen empaattiseen tulkintaan, ja esityksellisen voiman kehittämiseen (“performative power”). Kurssi on dialoginen ja osallistava tutkimuksen ja harjoittamisen polku.

Työskentelemme soolo-improvisaation kautta käyttäen (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner:ia (IwIP) sekä uusia variaatioita tästä harjoitustavasta. IwIP on harjoitustapa, jota on säännöllisesti opetettu Teatterikorkeakoulussa.

Kurssi sisältää temaattisia keskusteluja, jonka lisäksi opettaja haastattelee osallistujia yksitellen. Jotta kurssin prosessin voi kokea laajemmassa kontekstissa, kutsumme ulkopuolisia katsojia ajoittain havainnoimaan työskentelyämme.

Aikaisempaa teatteri- tai esiintymiskokemusta ei tarvita. Kurssi on avoin kaikille kiinnostuneille.

Kurssin työkieli on englanti. Osallistujat harjoittavat improvisaatiota valitsemallaan kielellä, yleensä omalla äidinkielellään.

Opiskelijoiden tulee pitää viikoittaista sähköistä opintopäiväkirjaa sekä vastata palautekysymyksiin kurssin lopussa.

Kurssi on osa Taideyliopiston Esittävien taiteiden tutkimuskeskuksessa tapahtuvaa tutkimusprojektia, joka on saanut rahoituksen Suomen kulttuurirahastolta. Osallistujia pyydetään antamaan kirjallinen lupa, jotta työskentelyä saa dokumentoida (videoiden sekä äänittäen), ja osallistujilta voidaan kerätä kyselylomakkeita sekä käyttää näitä materiaaleja tutkimustarkoituksiin. Materiaalin julkista esittämistä varten pyydetään aina osallistujien lupa etukäteen.

Opettaja: Alexander Komlosi, MFA, Ph.D on näyttelijä, opettaja ja vieraileva tutkija Taideyliopiston Esittävien taiteiden tutkimuskeskuksessa (TUTKE). Hän on työskennellyt näyttelijänä kansainvälisesti, opettanut TeaKissa (Peda, ruotsinkielinen näyttelijätaiteen koulutusohjelma) ja opettanut työpajoja Suomessa (esim. Teatteri Takomo, Svenska Teatern, Valtimonteatteri) sekä kansainvälisesti (esim. Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Rose Bruford College, University of Colorado – Boulder, New York University, Columbia University, Yale University, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague).

Performative Well-Being Course

Performative Well-Being

a course based in solo improvisation and themed discussions 

Open to the general public

No previous theatre or performance experience required

February-May 2017, Helsinki, Finland

Classes meet once a week on Wednesday evenings, 17.30-20.00 for 18 weeks

Taught in English, with Finnish and Swedish possible

Participants practice improvisation in the language of their choice, usually in their native tongue

We all perform

Each one of us performs in our professional and personal worlds every day. We perform our jobs.

We perform as parents, partners, friends, teachers, students, and citizens.

We perform ourselves

Each of us performs our personal life stories in individual ways in shared situations.

Who we are becomes what and how we perform. And what and how we perform becomes who we are.

Well-being and performance

When we perform are we well? How can we be well while we perform? What does well-being mean for us?

How can we train, explore, and transform well-being through performance?

The course

In this course we explore how we do well-being, what well-being means, and how we can transform our well-being as we perform. We will practice and learn important skills and capabilities as part of a dialogical and participatory path of exploration and training through improvisational practice and themed discussions. We will practice and reflect on who and how we are, and who and how we can be through what and how we perform. We will witness ourselves as individuals in a shared situation. We will cultivate personal and collective freedom and power through studying and practicing Performative Well-Being™.

You are welcome to join this course especially if:

– you are interested in exploring how you perform and how you can be well while you perform in every day life and in professional situations.

– you are interested in well-being.

– you work with the public and/or perform in front of others – you work as, for example, a performer, teacher, social worker, lawyer, doctor, psychologist, public administrator, manager, team leader, or you are studying or interested in these and related fields.

– you are interested in participatory, dialogical study.

– you are interested in learning principles and practices rooted in the fields of theatre/performance (improvisation, open acting, devising, dramaturgy, authorship, writing), pedagogy, psychology, and philosophy.

– you enjoy performative play.

– you are interested in studying (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP).

No previous theatre or performance experience required. 

Please note: This course is only open to those who have NOT studied (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP) before. If you have studied IwIP before, we will be opening up a Performative Well-Being™ course for you in autumn 2017. (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner also goes by the name “Acting with the Inner Partner” (AwIP).

How will we study?

We will study primarily through solo improvisation. We will also study through themed discussions.

Solo Improvisation

The solo improvisation we will practice is called (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP).

IwIP is a movement and action-based solo improvisational practice. It is a way of practicing the art of performance. It is also a way of studying and researching through artistic performance. IwIP is about coming to know yourself and how you relate to yourself in a performance situation. It is concerned with the basic principles and dynamics of performance, creative communication, dramatic play, and authorship. Practicing the discipline cultivates creative communication by developing the “fitness” you need to be able to act spontaneously and to make conscious, empathetic decisions when interacting with yourself and others. After a longer experience with IwIP, you can develop your authorial personality (for example, as a performer, a writer, a teacher, a leader), and learn how you discover, develop, and present personal themes through situations you shape and create. Rather than offering easy answers, IwIP challenges you to discover the different possibilities of creative and free existence on stage and off.

IwIP was developed from the fields of performance, psychology, philosophy, and education. IwIP is not meant exclusively for any one field, nor does it have any one predetermined application. IwIP is an “opening” discipline – it opens paths to possibility and humanization. It involves risking encounter, discovering questions, asking them and responding to them fully. In its broadest sense, IwIP is a path of self-discovery, self-understanding, self-acceptance, and self-realization. In its more specific applications, IwIP becomes what you make of it. IwIP was originally developed by Professor Ivan Vyskočil at the Theatre Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where Alexander, the course leader, studied the discipline (MFA, Ph.D.) under him.

In this course, we will have a basic introduction to IwIP. We will focus on exploring Performative Well-Being™ through IwIP and study how IwIP trains capabilities and skills related to Performative Well-Being™.

Participants practice improvisation in the language of their choice, usually in their native tongue.

Themed Discussions

Themed discussions will develop principles of Performative Well-Being™. We will reflect on our own experiences improvising in terms of well-being. We will also discuss various notions of health and well-being, including those proposed by the World Health Organization and positive psychology. We will collaboratively develop and transform what Performative Well-Being™ means to us as individuals and as a collective. This process will take advantage of the principles of dialogical teaching, critical pedagogy, and participatory action research.

Discussions and feedback will be primarily in English, with Finnish and Swedish possible too.

Course Schedule & Location: 01.02.2017 to 31.05.2017 (18 classes). Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays from klo 17.30-20.00, except for three weeks in March when we meet 18.00-20.30. 15 min break included in each class. We meet at the Finnish Actors Union Rehearsal Space, Annankatu 31-33D, Helsinki, Finland. Maximum 12 participants.

Teachers: Lead teacher/researcher: Alexander Komlosi, MFA, PhD. Co-teacher: Ida Backer, MFA. Hanna Raiskinmäki, MFA. Teachers-in-training may also be in attendance. For more information about the teachers, please see below.

Cost: 18 classes 285€ (regular rate) / 225€ (unemployed/student rate). Fee can be paid in two installments of 145€ + 140€ (regular rate) or 125€ + 100€ (unemployed/student rate). First payment is due by January 25th or immediately if you sign up after the 25th. The first payment is also your non-refundable course deposit and secures your place in the course. Second payment due latest April 5th. No refunds or credit for classes you do not attend or for any other reason. Culture Current ry will bill you.  If there are not enough students registered by January 27th, the course will be cancelled and your payment will be returned to you.

Become a Supporting Member of Culture Current and receive a 5€ discount off this course. You will also receive similar discounts on other CC events and have the benefits of being a CC Supporting Member.

Application Period: December 20th – January 31st or until the course has been filled. Maximum 12 participants.  Minimum 6 participants.

More information/Applications: Alexander Komlosi, +358 (0)404 110 706, alexander[at]culturecurrent.org. Please send your CV and a brief email to Alexander explaining why you would like to take this course.

Special note: This course is part of a research project on Performative Well-Being™. By participating in this course you agree to video and other documentation throughout the course. This material will be kept private and used for research purposes only. Any public use of the material (samples, etc.) will be used only with the participant’s explicit permission beforehand.

keywords: Performative Well-Being™, performance, theatre, improvisation, play, participatory action research, transformative pedagogy, positive psychology, critical pedagogy, well-being

Lead Teacher

Alexander Komlosi, MFA, Ph.D

I am an educator, performer, and artistic researcher with over 20 years of professional international performance experience performing in other’s work and creating my own. My latest performance, It Could Be Worse…in your home town, which first premiered at Teatteri Takomo, is a community-based participatory project exploring various viewpoints on immigration and putting them into dialogue. I am a long-time IwIP practitioner (18 years) and teacher (16 years). I taught IwIP and other performance courses at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague /Theatre Faculty for 11 years. I have also taught IwIP at the Theatre Academy/University of Arts Helsinki (Department of Theatre Pedagogy and Acting in Swedish). I have given IwIP workshops in Finland (Teatteri Takomo, Svenska Teater) and internationally. I have also trained other IwIP teachers including those co-teaching this course. I dabble in clown and stand-up. I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee and spending time with my family.

Co-teacher

Ida Backer, MFA

I am an actor, singer and theater educator. I studied musical theater at Lahti University of Applied Music and Drama Institute (BFA, musical theater). I graduated from the Theatre Academy of the University of Arts in Helsinki (MFA) in the field of theater pedagogy 2014. My studies have deepened my interest in group processes and individual growth as connected to community. As an actress, I have performed in musicals, song evenings and concerts. I have been a member of the Kapsäkki Music Theatre cooperative since 2008. I have also worked in the field of social clowning, touring in Estonia, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina. I teach youth musical theater at the Vantaa Music School. I have been studying IwIP under Alexander Komlosi since 2011. This practice has given me much as a teacher, artist and person. I have been training as an IwIP teacher with Alexander since 2014. I have also co-taught IwIP workshops with him at the Theatre Academy and the Swedish Theatre.

It Could Be Worse…in your home town – Jakobstad 18.11.

(Suomeksi alempana. For English, please see below)

It Could Be Worse…in your home townEn annorlunda konferens

Musikcafé After Eight, Jakobstad 18.11. kl 19

Med kloka ord av Jussi Halla-aho, Susanna Koski, Joakim Strand, Harri Moisio
och människor som du förmodligen aldrig har hört talas om.

Felix Kuullppaa, en invandrare, anländer till Finland.
Han kan inte tala de lokala språken. Han har inget jobb, inga vänner.
Felix val är: Anpassa sig, dö eller lämna.
Tack och lov så finns FPA.

Kom och hjälp Felix att anpassa sig. Oroa dig inte, du behöver inte göra så mycket.
Vi bjuder på något att dricka och äta.

Alla åsikter om invandring är tillåtna.

It Could Be Worse…in your home town är en föreställning som behandlar invandringsfrågan i Finland. Som värd fungerar Felix Kuullppaa. Denna trilingual (engelska / svenska / finska) föreställningen presenterades i april på Wasa Teater. Nu är det dags för Jakobstad.

Österbotten är känt för sin öppna inställning till invandring och olikhet. Vad är det som gör Österbotten så speciellt? Lever Österbotten upp till sitt rykte? Eller har dess traditionellt toleranta ställning förändrats under den senaste tiden? Vi frågade dessa och liknade frågar av tiotals människor i Österbotten, och deras svar har sedan hjälpt oss i processen att skapa vår föreställning.

Hur ska vi förhålla oss till våra nuvarande och nya minoriteter i Finland? Ska vi kräva av våra invandrare att de ska ”anpassa sig, dö eller lämna”, som Jussi Halla-Aho har föreslagit? Eller ska vi anpassa oss till invandrare och förvandla oss själva? Eller ska vi välja en medelväg på något sätt? Kom med och fundera på dessa frågor tillsammans med oss, för…

It Could Be Worse. Också i Jakobstad.

Projektet baserar sig på föreställningen It Could Be Worse, som hade sin premiär 5.5.2014 på Teatteri Takomo i Helsingfors.

Mer information

www.facebook.com/inyourhometown/
www.wasateater.fi/features/it-could-be-worse/

Antti-Veikko Salo, antti-veikko.salo@kolhoosi.fi, 050 355 0779
Alexander Komlosi, alexander@culturecurrent.org, 040 411 0706

Arbetsgrupp

Författare, regissör, skådespelare: Alexander Komlosi
Producent: Antti-Veikko Salo
Ljusdesigner: Milla Martikainen
Scenograf: Camilla Nenonen
Fotograf: Paula Virta
Ljuddesigner: Markus Heino
Intervjuare: Noora Kettunen
Produktionsrådgivare: Annina Blom
Produktionsassistenter: Fatma Matar, Helena von Schoultz

Produktion

Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current ry, med finansiellt stöd av Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current ry, dess medlemmar och stödmedlemmar, Svenska Kulturfonden, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns Stiftelse, Centret för konstfrämjande, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse samt Aktiastiftelsen i Vasa. Speciellt tack till Jakobstads kulturbyrå och Musikcafé After Eight för deras stöd och samarbete.

Föreställningar

18.11. kl. 19.00
Speltid ca. 2 h inkl paus, K-18
Gratis inträde. Begränsat antal platser (44 st)!
Vänligen registrera dig i konferensen på tinyurl.com/inyourhometown
Föreställningens språk: 70% engelska, 10% finska, 11% svenska, 1.1% ryska, 0.9% tjeckiska, 7% andra språk.


Musikcafé After Eight

Storgatan 6, Jakobstad
www.aftereight.fi

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It Could Be Worse…in your home town
Epätavanomainen konferenssi

Musikcafé After Eight, Pietarsaari 18.11. klo 19

Mukana viisaita sanoja Jussi Halla-aholta, Susanna Koskelta, Joakim Strandilta, Harri Moisiolta sekä monelta, joista et luultavasti ole koskaan kuullutkaan.

Felix Kuullppaa, maahanmuuttaja, saapuu Suomeen.
Hän ei hallitse paikallisia kieliä. Hänellä ei ole työtä eikä ystäviä.
Felixin vaihtoehdot ovat: sopeudu, kuole tai lähde.
Mutta onneksi on KELA.

Tule auttamaan Felixia sopeutumaan. Älä huoli: sinun ei tarvitse tehdä kovinkaan paljoa.
Tarjolla virvokkeita ja pikkupurtavaa.

Kaikki mielipiteet maahanmuutosta ovat sallittuja.

It Could Be Worse…in your home town on Felix Kuullppaan isännöimä, maahanmuuttoa Suomessa käsittelevä ”epätavanomainen konferenssi”. Kolmikielinen (englanti/ruotsi/suomi) esitys nähtiin keväällä Wasa Teaterissa ja nyt on Pietarsaaren vuoro.

Pohjanmaan rannikkoseutu tunnetaan avoimesta suhtautumisestaan maahanmuuttajiin ja erilaisuuteen. Mikä tekee Pohjanmaasta niin erityisen? Onko se maineensa veroinen, vai onko perinteisesti suvaitsevainen ilmapiiri muuttunut viime aikoina? Kysyimme näitä ja vastaavia kysymyksiä kymmeniltä alueen asukkailta. Heidän vastauksensa ovat olleet avuksi esityksemme luomisessa.

Kuinka me Suomessa suhtaudumme nykyisiin ja uusiin vähemmistöihimme? Vaadimmeko maahanmuuttajia ”sopeutumaan, kuolemaan tai lähtemään”, kuten Jussi Halla-aho on ehdottanut? Vai pitääkö Suomen sopeutua maahanmuuttajiin ja muuttua myös itse jollain tapaa? Vai valitsemmeko jonkinlaisen välimuodon? Tule kanssamme käsittelemään näitä kysymyksiä, nimittäin…

It Could Be Worse. Myös Pietarsaaressa.

Esitys perustuu Teatteri Takomolla Helsingissä 5.5.2014 ensiesitettyyn It Could Be Worse -esitykseen.

Lisätietoa

www.facebook.com/inyourhometown/
www.wasateater.fi/features/it-could-be-worse/

Antti-Veikko Salo, antti-veikko.salo@kolhoosi.fi, 050 355 0779
Alexander Komlosi, alexander@culturecurrent.org, 040 411 0706

Työryhmä

Käsikirjoittaja, ohjaaja, näyttelijä: Alexander Komlosi
Tuottaja: Antti-Veikko Salo
Valosuunnittelu: Milla Martikainen
Lavastus: Camilla Nenonen
Valokuvaus, dokumentointi: Paula Virta
Äänisuunnittelu: Markus Heino
Haastattelija: Noora Kettunen
Tuotannollinen neuvonantaja: Annina Blom
Tuotantoassistentit: Fatma Matar, Helena von Schoultz

Tuotanto

Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current. Toteutettu Culture Current ry:n, sen jäsenten ja kannatusjäsenten, Svenska Kulturfondenin, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns Stiftelsen, Taiteen edistämiskeskuksen, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelsen sekä Vaasan Aktiasäätiön taloudellisella tuella. Erityiskiitos Pietarsaaren kaupungin kulttuuritoimistolle ja Musikcafé After Eightille tuesta ja yhteistyöstä.

Esitykset

18.11. klo 19:00
Kesto n. 2 h tauon kanssa, K-18
Vapaa pääsy. Paikkoja erittäin rajoitettu määrä (44 kpl)!
Ilmoittaudu etukäteen osoitteessa tinyurl.com/inyourhometown
Esityksen kielet: 70% englantia, 11% ruotsia, 10% suomea, 1.1% venäjää, 0.9% tshekkiä, 7% muita kieliä.


Musikcafé After Eight
Isokatu 6, Pietarsaari
www.aftereight.fi

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It Could Be Worse…in your home town
An Unconventional Convention

Musikcafé After Eight, Jakobstad, 18.11.,7PM

With wise words from Jussi Halla-aho, Susanna Koski, Joakim Strand, Harri Moisio and people you’ve probably never heard of.

Felix Kuullppaa, a migrant, arrives in Finland.
He doesn’t speak the native languages. He has no friends, no job.
His choices: Adapt, die or leave.
Thank God there’s KELA.

Come help Felix adapt. Don’t worry, you don’t need to do so much.
And refreshments will be shared.

All perspectives on immigration are welcome.

It Could Be Worse…in your home town is a performance on the theme of immigration in Finland hosted by Felix Kuullppaa. This trilingual (English/Swedish/Finnish) ”Unconventional Convention” was presented in April at Wasa Teater. Now it’s time to see if It Could Be Worse in Jakobstad.

Ostrobothnia is known for its open attitude to migration and difference. What makes Ostrobothnia’s perspective so special? Does it indeed live up to its reputation? Or has its traditionally tolerant position changed recently? We asked dozens of people in Ostrobothnia these and similar questions. Their responses have helped create this performance.

How will we relate to current and new minorities in Finland? Will we demand immigrants “adapt, die or leave” as Jussi Halla-aho has implied? Or will Finland need adapt to migrants and transform itself too? Or will we choose some sort of a middle ground? Join us to address these questions because…

It Could Be Worse…in Jakobstad.

This performance is based on an earlier performance, It Could Be Worse., premiered at Teatteri Takomo, Helsinki on 05.05.2014.

More information

www.facebook.com/inyourhometown/
www.wasateater.fi/features/it-could-be-worse/

Antti-Veikko Salo, antti-veikko.salo@kolhoosi.fi, 050 355 0779
Alexander Komlosi, alexander@culturecurrent.org, 040 411 0706

Working Group

Writer, Director, Actor: Alexander Komlosi
Producer: Antti-Veikko Salo
Light Design: Milla Martikainen
Set Design: Camilla Nenonen
Photography: Paula Virta
Sound Design: Markus Heino
Interviews: Noora Kettunen
Production Adviser: Annina Blom
Production Assistants: Fatma Matar, Helena von Schoultz

Production

Produced by Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current ry. This production is made possible by the financial support of Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current, its members and supporting members, Svenska Kulturfonden, Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns Stiftelse, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse and Vaasan Aktiasäätiö. Special thanks to Jakobstad Culture Office and Musikcafé After Eight for their support and cooperation on this project.

Performances

18.11. at 7PM
Length about 2 h with a break, K-18
Free entry. Very limited seating (44 places)!
Please pre-register in the conference on tinyurl.com/inyourhometown
Performance languages: 70% English, 11% Swedish, 10% Finnish, 1.1% Russian, 0.9% Czech, 7% other.


Musikcafé After Eight
Storgatan 6, Jakobstad
www.aftereight.fi

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Pop-Up IwIP Intensive

September 23-25, 2016

Seven of us spent the weekend practicing (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner and Playing Awake at Jenni-Elina and Juhanna Von Bagh’s mökki. There were inspiring connections between these two approaches to improvisational creativity. We also tried an experiment: IwIPing with a clown nose! We’ll be trying that again in the future.

Sauna, socializing, and savoring delicious delicacies were the icing on the cake.

Thanks to all for creating a friendly and creative atmosphere!

We’re looking forward to another IwIP Intensive next year.  Tervetuloa! Välkommen!  Welcome to all!

It Could Be Worse…in your home town – Vaasa

(For svenska, se nedan. For English, please see below)

It Could Be Worse…in your home townEpätavanomainen konferenssi

Wasa Teater / Vasallen 8.4. ja 9.4.2016, klo 19

Mukana viisaita sanoja Jussi Halla-aholta, Susanna Koskelta, Joakim Strandilta, Harri Moisiolta sekä monelta, joista et luultavasti ole koskaan kuullutkaan.

Felix Kuullppaa, maahanmuuttaja, saapuu Suomeen.
Hän ei hallitse paikallisia kieliä. Hänellä ei ole työtä eikä ystäviä.
Felixin vaihtoehdot ovat: sopeudu, kuole tai lähde.
Mutta onneksi on KELA.

Tule auttamaan Felixia sopeutumaan. Älä huoli: sinun ei tarvitse tehdä kovinkaan paljoa.
Tarjolla virvokkeita ja pikkupurtavaa.

Kaikki mielipiteet maahanmuutosta ovat sallittuja.

It Could Be Worse…in your home town on Felix Kuullppaan isännöimä, maahanmuuttoa Suomessa käsittelevä esitys. Wasa Teaterissa nähtävä ensi-ilta on kolmekielisen (englanti/ruotsi/suomi) ”epätavanomaisen konferenssin” ensimmäinen etappi Pohjanmaan kiertueellamme.

Pohjanmaan rannikkoseutu tunnetaan avoimesta suhtautumisestaan maahanmuuttajiin ja erilaisuuteen. Mikä tekee Pohjanmaasta niin erityisen? Vastaako todellisuus mainetta? Vai onko perinteisesti suvaitsevainen ilmapiiri muuttunut viime aikoina? Kysyimme näitä ja vastaavia kysymyksiä kymmeniltä vaasalaisilta. Heidän vastauksensa ovat olleet avuksi esityksemme luomisessa.

Kuinka me Suomessa suhtaudumme nykyisiin ja uusiin vähemmistöihimme? Vaadimmeko maahanmuuttajia ”sopeutumaan, kuolemaan tai lähtemään”, kuten Jussi Halla-aho on ehdottanut? Vai pitääkö Suomen sopeutua maahanmuuttajiin ja muuttua myös itse jollain tapaa? Vai valitsemmeko jonkinlaisen välimuodon? Tule kanssamme käsittelemään näitä kysymyksiä, nimittäin…

It Could Be Worse. Myös Vaasassa.

Esitys perustuu Teatteri Takomolla Helsingissä 5.5.2014 ensiesitettyyn It Could Be Worse -esitykseen.

Lisätietoa

www.facebook.com/inyourhometown/
www.wasateater.fi/features/it-could-be-worse/

Antti-Veikko Salo, antti-veikko.salo@kolhoosi.fi, 050 355 0779
Alexander Komlosi, alexander@culturecurrent.org, 040 411 0706

Työryhmä

Käsikirjoittaja, ohjaaja, näyttelijä: Alexander Komlosi
Tuottaja: Antti-Veikko Salo
Valosuunnittelu: Milla Martikainen
Lavastus: Camilla Nenonen
Valokuvaus, dokumentointi: Paula Virta
Äänisuunnittelu: Markus Heino
Haastattelija: Noora Kettunen
Tuotannollinen neuvonantaja: Annina Blom
Tuotantoassistentit: Fatma Matar, Helena von Schoultz

Tuotanto

Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current ry ja Wasa Teater. Toteutettu Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current ry:n, sen jäsenten ja kannatusjäsenten, Taiteen edistämiskeskuksen, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelsen, Vaasan Aktiasäätiön sekä Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns Stiftelsen taloudellisella tuella. Erityiskiitos Kansainväliselle kulttuuriseura Mira ry:lle tuesta ja yhteistyöstä.

Esitykset

Paikkoja erittäin rajoitettu määrä (44 kpl)! Varaathan/ostathan lippusi etukäteen!
8.4. klo 19:00 ja 9.4. klo 19:00
Kesto 2 h tauon kanssa, K-18
Liput 15/10€, www.netticket.fi/icbw tai Wasa Teater (06) 320 9330
Esityksen kielet: 70% englantia, 10% suomea, 11% ruotsia, 1.1% venäjää, 0.9% tshekkiä, 7% muita kieliä.

Wasa Teater / Vasallen
Hietasaarenkatu 7, Vaasa
www.wasateater.fi

It Could Be Worse…in your home townEn annorlunda konferens

Wasa Teater / Vasallen 8.4. och 9.4. kl 19

Med kloka ord av Jussi Halla-aho, Susanna Koski, Joakim Strand, Harri Moisio
och människor som du förmodligen aldrig har hört talas om.

Felix Kuullppaa, en invandrare, anländer till Finland.
Han kan inte tala de lokala språken. Han har inget jobb, inga vänner.
Felix val är: Anpassa sig, dö eller lämna.
Tack och lov så finns FPA.

Kom och hjälp Felix att anpassa sig. Oroa dig inte, du behöver inte göra så mycket.
Vi bjuder på något att dricka och äta.

Alla åsikter om invandring är tillåtna.

It Could Be Worse…in your home town är en föreställning som behandlar invandringsfrågan i Finland. Som värd fungerar Felix Kuullppaa. Premiären på Wasa Teater är den första etappen på vår turné i Österbotten med denna trespråkiga (engelska/svenska/finska) ”annorlunda konferens”.

Österbotten är känt för sin öppna inställning till invandring och olikhet. Vad är det som gör Österbotten så speciellt? Lever Österbotten upp till sitt rykte? Eller har dess traditionellt toleranta ställning förändrats under den senaste tiden? Vi frågade dessa och liknade frågar av tiotals Vasabo, och deras svar har sedan hjälpt oss i processen att skapa vår föreställning.

Hur ska vi förhålla oss till våra nuvarande och nya minoriteter i Finland? Ska vi kräva av våra invandrare att de ska ”anpassa sig, dö eller lämna”, som Jussi Halla-Aho har föreslagit? Eller ska vi anpassa oss till invandrare och förvandla oss själva? Eller ska vi välja en medelväg på något sätt? Kom med och fundera på dessa frågor tillsammans med oss, för…

It Could Be Worse. Också i Vasa.

Projektet baserar sig på föreställningen It Could Be Worse, som hade sin premiär 5.5.2014 på Teatteri Takomo i Helsingfors.

Mer information

www.facebook.com/inyourhometown/
www.wasateater.fi/features/it-could-be-worse/

Antti-Veikko Salo, antti-veikko.salo@kolhoosi.fi, 050 355 0779
Alexander Komlosi, alexander@culturecurrent.org, 040 411 0706

Arbetsgrupp

Författare, regissör, skådespelare: Alexander Komlosi
Producent: Antti-Veikko Salo
Ljusdesigner: Milla Martikainen
Scenograf: Camilla Nenonen
Fotograf: Paula Virta
Ljuddesigner: Markus Heino
Intervjuare: Noora Kettunen
Produktionsrådgivare: Annina Blom
Produktionsassistenter: Fatma Matar, Helena von Schoultz

Produktion

Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current ry och Wasa Teater, med finansiellt stöd av Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current ry, dess medlemmar och stödmedlemmar, Centret för konstfrämjande, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, Aktiastiftelsen i Vasa samt Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns Stiftelse. Speciellt tack till Internationella kultursällskapet Mira för deras stöd och samarbete.

Föreställningar

Begränsat antal platser (44 st)! Vänligen reservera/köp din biljett på förhand!
8.4. kl. 19.00 och 9.4. kl. 19.00
Speltid 2 h inkl paus, K-18
Biljetter 15/10€, www.netticket.fi/icbw eller Wasa Teater (06) 320 9330
Föreställningens språk: 70% engelska, 10% finska, 11% svenska, 1.1% ryska, 0.9% tjeckiska, 7% andra språk.

Wasa Teater / Vasallen
Sandögatan 7, Vasa
www.wasateater.fi

It Could Be Worse…in your home town
An Unconventional Convention

Wasa Teater/ Vasallen 8.4 and 9.4.2016, 7PM

With wise words from Jussi Halla-aho, Susanna Koski, Joakim Strand, Harri Moisio and people you’ve probably never heard of.

Felix Kuullppaa, a migrant, arrives in Finland.
He doesn’t speak the native languages. He has no friends, no job.
His choices: Adapt, die or leave.
Thank God there’s KELA.

Come help Felix adapt. Don’t worry, you don’t need to do so much.
And refreshments will be shared.

All perspectives on immigration are welcome.

It Could Be Worse…in your home town is a performance on the theme of immigration in Finland hosted by Felix Kuullppaa. The premiere of this trilingual (English/Swedish/Finnish) ”Unconventional Convention” at Wasa Teater is the first stop on our tour of Ostrobothnia.

Ostrobothnia is known for its open attitude to migration and difference. What makes Ostrobothnia’s perspective so special? Does it indeed live up to its reputation? Or has its traditionally tolerant position changed recently? We asked dozens of people in Vaasa these and similar questions. Their responses have helped create this performance.

How will we relate to current and new minorities in Finland? Will we demand immigrants “adapt, die or leave” as Jussi Halla-aho has implied? Or will Finland need adapt to migrants and transform itself too? Or will we choose some sort of a middle ground? Join us to address these questions because…

It Could Be Worse…in Vaasa.

This performance is based on an earlier performance, It Could Be Worse., premiered at Teatteri Takomo, Helsinki on 05.05.2014.

More information

www.facebook.com/inyourhometown/
www.wasateater.fi/features/it-could-be-worse/

Antti-Veikko Salo, antti-veikko.salo@kolhoosi.fi, 050 355 0779
Alexander Komlosi, alexander@culturecurrent.org, 040 411 0706

Working Group

Writer, Director, Actor: Alexander Komlosi
Producer: Antti-Veikko Salo
Light Design: Milla Martikainen
Set Design: Camilla Nenonen
Photography: Paula Virta
Sound Design: Markus Heino
Interviews: Noora Kettunen
Production Adviser: Annina Blom
Production Assistants: Fatma Matar, Helena von Schoultz

Production

Produced by Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current ry and Wasa Teater. This production is made possible by the financial support of Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current, its members and supporting members, Taiteen edistämiskeskus, Oskar Öflunds Stiftelse, Vaasan Aktiasäätiö and Eugène, Elisabeth och Birgit Nygréns Stiftelse. Special thanks to Kansainvälinen kulttuuriseura Mira ry for their support and cooperation on this project.

Performances

Very limited seating (44 places)! Please reserve/purchase your ticket in advance!
8.4. at 7PM and 9.4. at 7PM
Length 2 h with a break, K-18
Tickets 15/10€, www.netticket.fi/icbw or Wasa Teater (06) 320 9330
Performance languages: 70% English, 10% Finnish, 11% Swedish, 1.1% Russian, 0.9% Czech, 7% other.

Wasa Teater / Vasallen
Hietasaarenkatu 7, Vaasa
www.wasateater.fi

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