The 2019 NOW! Festival —Action Theater™ & Improvisation— presents its 7th year. An incredible mix of improvisation styles crammed into 5 days of workshops and performances, focusing on the theme of DOUBT. How to behave when seemingly incompatible choices plague us. The group of performing artists cut holes into doubt, and illuminate the confidence/ intuition intersection with each performance, using voice, movement and language via ensemble and solo improvisations.
With a great variety of 15 workshops and 16 performances, the NOW! Festival remains un-equalled. This comprehensive, international view of improvisation is tied together by a common interest in Action Theater™, a disciplined form of improvisation performance practice that com-bines the physicality of dance and the emotionality of theater. By assembling a group of per-formers and teachers from Germany, Austria, Ireland, Italy, France, UK, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, USA and Japan, who practice or have been influenced by the Action Theater™, the NOW! Festival holds a unique position in the world of improvisation.
Workshop topics include Action Theater™, Contact Improvisation, Instant Composition, Poetry & Improvisation, View Points, Imagination & Language, Human Voice as well as Stillness & Time. The workshops last 2,5 Stunden and are open to all.
Artistic director: Sten Rudstrom
Production director: Jaya Härtlein
Jenny Beth Schaffer
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