BIF program 2018

Our Lives

Sometimes the good things lie right in front of one’s eyes. Just like the material by which we get inspired and draw from for our improvisation. So why don’t we listen a bit closer to what’s inside us, to what we ourselves have experienced, to our everyday routine, our relationships, in fact, our lives. Our Lives is the motto of the IMPRO 2018 (March 17th to 25th), the International Improv Festival, which the Gorillas have now been hosting since 2001, and which this year stands under the banner of the biographies of 28 artists from the 28 EU countries.

This preoccupation with what makes us tick is also the motto of the BIF 2018 program. Beatrix Brunschko’s workshop »Out of my life« (BIF days WS 1) is an invitation to sift through one’s own biography, reveal this treasure trove of material and bring it on stage. In »The lives of others« Henk van der Steen (BIF days WS 2) encourages us to look closely at all the people whom we have personally got to know in our lives, and to breathe new improv life into these characters. Alenka Marinič (BIF days WS 3) would like you to switch off your brain for a little while and listen to something else: »Let me hear your body talk«.

In the BIF week, on six consecutive days, six improv teachers from six different countries will be imparting their own personal approach to the art of improvisation - the wealth in diversity: Heather Urquhart, Monica Anastase, Gilles Delvaulx, Antonio Vulpio, Marta Borges and Mia Møller.

You can choose between a 4-day program (BIF days) and a whole week (BIF week).

In the BIF program, improvisers from all over the world get the opportunity to get new impressions, impulses and meet new people at one of the biggest festivals of its kind. We are looking forward to welcoming you in Berlin in March 2018!

At BIF days (22nd to 25th of March) you can choose one of the three offered BIF days workshops (11 hours). You can see as many shows of the IMPRO as you like (also in the first festival days before the BIF days start). You participate in a paneldiscussion about the European project Our Lives. You can join the Open Stage of all BIF-participants. You are invited to the closing party of the IMPRO.

At BIF week (19th to 25th of March) you will have classes on six days (18 hours). You can see as many shows of the IMPRO as you like (also in the first festival days before the BIF week starts). You can join a rehearsal of an IMPRO-show (Our Lives showcase). You participate in a panel-discussion about the European project Our Lives. You can join the Open Stage of all BIF-participants. You are invited to the closing party of the IMPRO.