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“Secret Life of Phrases” project is set!

Dear improvisers,

Thank you for all your reactions to the “Secret Life of Phrases” research!

We had great response from a number of colleagues and heard clearly the shared intention to support and take part in these self-organized research projects under the Carpet Sessions wing. The idea is to grow in the interdisciplinary practice and feed the improvisation community in the Netherlands.
Next to this project, we trust that other events of this kind will follow and we would like to encourage other artists to feel inspired and organize such a gathering under a theme they feel strongly about.

voicemovemnt3For this particular project, we have the division between two longer, open sessions (22-02 and 29-03) and closed sessions with the core group on four Thursdays in between.

Our choice of a core group has been made considering different aspects of having a balanced and challenging configuration, as well as limiting numbers to be able to work intensely in this limited time frame. The core group is:
Sarah Kate Gardiner, Maria Michailidou, Johnny Schoofs, Marc Nukoop, Virag Dezso, Moira Mirck, Petra Pieck, Yinske Silva, Marjolijn Roeleveld

The core group will deepen the research during the Thursday Sessions, but before and after we would like to welcome everyone on the two Saturdays where the dialogue with movement and voice and a reflection with a larger group can take place.

So we are looking forward to meet you in the Secret Life of Phrases research!  See for the whole project description this post.

If you want to take part in (one of) the IC practice sessions, on Saturday 22nd of February and/or 29th of March, do let us know by commenting below, so we have an approximation of numbers.

Times and Address for the two IC Sessions:

16:30 -18.45 Practice (studio open 16.00)
19.00 -19.30 Performance

Contribution: €15,-
Address: Dansmakers Amsterdam, Eerste Helmerstraat 102 ½ (opposite 147)


We hope to see you there and play/reflect together! 

With warm greetings,

Thomas & Marisa

About Thomas Johannsen

interdisciplinary performer, director, improviser


23 thoughts on ““Secret Life of Phrases” project is set!

  1. I will be joining the Saturday sessions. Unfortunately, I could not join Thursdays, due to work schedule. Looking forward to it! Electra

    Posted by Electra Kikk | February 8, 2014, 09:58
  2. Hello Thomas & Marisa,
    I like to join on the 22th. Best. Amazone

    Posted by er36 | February 10, 2014, 12:24
  3. I will do my best to be present at all the sessions (including IC P&P). Look forward to meet you all in the future now!! XSarah Kate

    Posted by Sarah Kate | February 10, 2014, 18:38
  4. Hi, I would also like to join for this Saturday as a vocalist and/or mover. Thanks, Meagan

    Posted by Meagan | February 18, 2014, 15:56
  5. Hi, I would also like to join this saturday. Liefs, Ilse

    Posted by ilse vandenbussche | February 20, 2014, 13:25
  6. A memorable day at the IC P&P 40 PERFORMERS AND 1 DOG!!!! a beautiful reminder of how powerful can be to join artistic energy and channel them into a poetic act of instant composition performance!!!
    My gratitude is to all the people which joined with their body, spirit and wonderful energy!

    Posted by marisagrande | February 25, 2014, 10:23
  7. I would like to join on Saturday 29 March next, sounds very interesting!

    Posted by Tjitske | March 14, 2014, 15:57
  8. Hello,

    I would like to join you this Saturday (March 29), is that still possible?

    Posted by Maaike | March 27, 2014, 00:50
  9. i’ll be there the 29th. See u all there again.

    Posted by Amazone Nativel | March 27, 2014, 19:48
  10. Hello,
    I would like to join this Saturday (March 29), is it still possible?

    Posted by Eduardo | March 28, 2014, 15:10


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