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‘i = u’ festival @ Guest Projects

At heart, everything we do in life is in a way a form of improvisation. Not knowing what will happen next, we approach certain actions in rather spontaneous, intuitive ways that determine the roles we play in society. Alas, this free thought and behaviour is, as we all know, too often regulated by a growing cluster of rules and conventions – even so in creative fields. Departing from the precast, arranged and stiff concepts that subliminally mark today’s music-making and live performing, the wonderful ‘i = u festival’ (12th – 21st September) dared to celebrate the inspiring dialogue of musical improvisation with dance, art, theatre and film in all its glorious diversity: ‘The idea behind i = u is simple: to present a series of events that emphasize a balanced interaction between performers, and also, between performers and audience members. The series is founded on an ideal of equality between us, where we actually aim to listen to one another.’ As a non-profit venture, the festival is per se a great showcase for project improvisation: Curated …