Claque Impro aus Tunbridge Wells
Tunbridge Wells ist mit Wiesbaden verschwistert seit 1989. Die Versöhnungsbereitschaft und gegenseitige Besuche englischer und deutscher Kriegsteilnehmer in den 1960er Jahren bilden den Ursprung der Städtepartnerschaft.
In Tunbridge Wells gibt es eine Improvisationstheatergruppe unter Leitung des renommierten Theatermachers Jon Oram. Nach einem Vorabbesuch bei restrisiko e.V. in Wiesbaden, nahm Jon sehr gerne die Einladung von restrisiko an, mit seiner Gruppe am internationalen Festival "Bühne Babylon" dabei zu sein.
Wer Claque Impro ist und was sie von dem Festival erwarten? Lesen Sie hier die Antworten von Jon Oram - auf Englisch:
Claquer's Impro is a group for all ages. We meet weekly in a pub room near Tunbridge Wells. The group is very welcoming to anyone new who wants to join. Jon Oram leads the workshops. Jon trained with Keith Johnstone and Theatre Machine and has been teaching impro for nearly 40 years. Claquer Impro grew out of a community play six years ago. We are presently working on long form improvisation, The Life Game and introducing mask work as well as constantly revising the basics of improvisation. We perform about two shows a term (six a year). The performance group also run one-day workshop, perform by invitation, take part in many of Claque's other projects, Educational Drama Role Play and drama searches, helping non actors develop scripts for their community plays. We are presently developing a new medium called Empty Galleries that include ‘Problem Pictures and one minute theatre experiences for audiences of one.
Why are you playing improvisational theatre?
We do improvisation because we enjoy the playing. We have been mostly workshop rather than performance based, though that is changing. We use improvisation in many different forms than just stage performances to encourage people to participate. The great benefit of improvisation for us is in the life lessons it teaches us.
What makes your group so special / unique?
What makes the group so special and unique is in enjoying each other’s company. Impro is a great social activity and makes for a very generous group. Although, like everyone else we all struggle with the fear of failure, we persist in accepting it as a vital element of learning. We laugh, fail again but fail better; it’s a healthy attitude.
Why will you come to the Festival of improvisational theatre in Wiesbaden? What do you expect?
I visited Wiesbaden, with a view to bringing my Claquer group over to broaden their experience, but wanted I to be assured that Restrisiko would be a friendly and generous group to work with. I couldn’t have been more delighted. I had the pleasure of working with them in a show and talking to them and knew in just a few hours I had met potentially life long friends.
Jon Oram, 12 Apsley Street, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 8NU.
Über die Stadt Tunbridge Wells
Photos from the Festival "Bühne Babylon" in Wiesbaden, Oktober 2016: