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A guest blog from Rita Suszek I’m not interested in how people move: I’m interested in what makes them movePina Bausch Lockdown, day 7998375. My unruly body only accepts leggings and sweatpants; I eat my fears and try to moderate my information intake. Going for walks sounds both nice and risky. Face...

Teaching a narrative class as I am, I have recently found myself thinking quite a lot about the gnarly old question of genre. I don’t just mean reaching for a six-shooter or miming zero-g. I mean asking how we can use genre in a way that is stimulating for both...

At the end of a recent class, a student of mine said something that I wish more of us were able to say more of the time: “You know, the thing I really enjoyed was: all the scenes that I did.” I will draw a veil over their identity, but they said...

A guest blog from Imogen Palmer, What makes someone a ‘Difficult Woman’?According to some of the views this question drew up on my news feed, it can be anything from ‘not smiling’ to ‘asking for money as a freelancer’ to ‘existing in any way which upsets the patriarchy’. The term ‘Difficult...

As someone who came to narrative improvisation fairly reluctantly, it is a bit of a surprise to find how much of a part of my life telling stories has become. Somehow by stealth, the three main shows I play with are all narrative, and this year I have found myself...

Hello to all you Nurds new and old. In these strange and troubling times, the blossoming world of online improv has brought many new faces into the Nursery community and we are delighted to have you. From Pakistan to Prague, Guadalajara to Greece, we wish the circumstances were different, but have...

In any book, conversation or talk about happiness, positive psychology or how to live well, you can count down the pages or minutes until the mention of Csikszentmihalyi's book Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience. A good few decades old now, Flow was a milestone in the study of how...

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