Improvising A Wondrous World: Creating moments of awe (Robin Sverd - Norway)

Robin Sverd is a multi talented energy bomb from Oslo, Norway. A legend in the improvisational theatre scene and Kaospilot from Team 18, Robin seeks to provoke play, wonder, curiosity and laughter in everyone he meets and the projects he is involved with.

Improvise / [im-pruh-vahyz]

verb (used with object), improvised, improvising.

  1. to compose, play, recite, sing, perform, utter, execute or deliver without previous preparation; on the spur of the moment. To make, provide, or arrange from whatever materials are readily available:

 

Wonder / [wəndər]

noun

  1. A feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. A desire or be curious to know something. To feel admiration and amazement; marvel.

 

In an hands on workshop we will explore what happens when these two concepts blend together. To get in the zone we will warm up by leaping into the principles of improvisation, through improv games, before we explore how to create space for Wonder to emerge. Afterwards we will take to the streets, of Aarhus, to create unpolished Wondrous experiences to strangers.

Improvisation is the art of creating something out of nothing. Being confident in the subtle skill of improvisation gives you the ability to courageously embrace, navigate and move with ease in the unknown. In our fast moving, complex and unpredictable world, solid improvisational skills are becoming an increasingly more important and powerful asset.

In this workshop the aim is not to teach you how to become improv theatre performers; it’s to teach you how to borrow and apply the principles, skills and mindset of improvisation so you get better at leadership, teamwork, communication, trust, creativity, dealing with change, complexity and unpredictability. So you, your company, organisation, community and society become more successful.

It will be 2 hours of play, wonder, curiosity and laughter and you will leave the workshop with a toolbox of improvisational mindsets, principles and a thrilling experience of having created a little more wondrous world.

n between working the Oslo nightlife and being an Indian Chief for children at Ski-Foreningen, he works as a TEDxOslo Co-ordinator, activist at the Emma Sofia organisation and designer at OsloJam, on top of founding his creative process project known as BLOOM.