(Inter)acting with the Inner Partner Course for Beginning Students

(Inter)acting with the Inner Partner 

Course for Beginning students 

For more information about (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner, please click here.

The information below is archival information from a previous course.


Open to the General Public

Taught in English, Finnish and Swedish

September-December 2015

Helsinki, Finland

A Path Toward Creative Interacting

How are you a creative personality? How can you be a creative partner to yourself? What are your themes? How do you experience freedom in a performance situation? How can you engage in dramatic dialogue and cultivate empathy? How can you develop your vital energy? What does it mean to pay attention to and to follow your actions in the present? How do you develop ease and plasticity in your doing and being? How do you play?

An Authorial Personality through Dramatic Practice

(Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP or AwIP) is a solo improvisation discipline that explores and practices these and other questions on the path of an authorial personality. It is a guided process of coming to know yourself by relating to your inner partners in public. It offers a holistic (psychosomatic) path of studying and practicing the dynamics of acting, dramatic play, and creative communication. IwIP’s origins are at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, where its creator, Prof. Ivan Vyskočil, developed the discipline. It is rooted in the fields of theatre, psychology, and philosophy.

A Practice Open to All, An Open Practice

IwIP is a practice open to all interested in developing creative relationships with their inner partners in the context of our community. Many artists and creative personalities internationally and in Finland – including theatre directors, actors, choreographers, dancers, writers, musicians, filmmakers, students, therapists and teachers – have found it inspirational for their development. IwIP is not meant exclusively for any one field, nor does it have a predetermined application. IwIP is an “opening” discipline – it opens paths to possibility. It involves risking encounter, discovering questions, asking 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 in Finland

IwIP has been in Finland since 2007. It has become part of Finnish cultural and educational life primarily through Milja Sarkola’s theatre work and Alexander Komlosi’s teaching (Teatteri Takomo, TeaK, Svenska Teatern). Courses have given in Helsinki since 2011. IwIP has also been taught internationally.

New Course for Beginning Students

Kulttuuriyhdistys Culture Current, ry is organizing a new (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner (IwIP) course for beginning students who have never studied the discipline before. Course taught in English and Finnish/Swedish as needed. Participants practice in the language of their choice. Max 12 students per course.

Course Schedule & Location: 2.9 to 16.12.2015 (~16 classes). Classes meet once a week on Wednesdays from 17h-19h. If needed, another class from 19h-21h. Class times subject to small changes. We practice at the Finnish Actors Union Rehearsal Space, Annankatu 31-33D, Helsinki, Finland.


Alexander Komlosi, MFA, PhD. Co-teacher: Ida Backer, MFA. Guest teacher: Milja Sarkola, MFA.  For more information about the teachers, please click on a name.


Between 45€-75€ per month depending on the number of classes per month. Discounts available to unemployed and students.

3 classes in a month: 45€/35€ (unemployed, student)

4 classes in a month: 60€/46€ (unemployed, student)

5 classes in a month: 75€/57€  (unemployed, student)

Payment is per month, not per class! Fee paid monthly in advance to Culture Current. We will bill you. No refunds or credit for classes you do not attend.

Payment for first month (5 classes): 75€/57€* due upon acceptance. This payment assures your place in the course.

*Become a Supporting Member of Culture Current and half or your donation is discounted from the cost of this this course (the discount is applied to the first payment).  For example, if you donate 20€, 10€ is discounted from this course. In addition to supporting Culture Current’s work, as a Supporting Member you will receive discounts to other Culture Current courses and events as well as other benefits.

Application Deadline

August 28th, 2015 or until course is full. We welcome people from a wide range of fields, cultures, languages and interests!


Send an email with short bio/CV (English preferred) to Alexander Komlosi, alexander@culturecurrent.org.

More information about the course

Alexander Komlosi, +358 (0)404 110 706, alexander@culturecurrent.org.

More information about (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner

Visit the (Inter)acting with the Inner Partner website.

You can also join the IwIP International Facebook group.

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