VARIA INTERNATIONAL IMPROVISATION FESTIVAL
PERFORMANCE, EDUCATION, LECTURE, SEMINAR * DANCE, MOVEMENT, MUSIC, SOUND, VOICE, LANGUAGE, VIDEO, LIGHT
each and every moment holds the possibility of simultaneous construction and deconstruction, each and every moment is unique
Since -04, from its base in Göteborg Sweden, VARIA is celebrating the exclusive and innovative Art of Improvisation. Performance Improvisation gets the brain cells moving by the combined stimulation of the intellect, emotions and technique.
An intense balancing act, in which, the form itself constitutes a bold and direct approach.
VARIA has enabled performers of diverse artistic backgrounds, age and ethnicity to access a broad audience.
Performance and Educational Programs is presented in diverse periods.
Audience indication, student and participant reflection reveal VARIA to be a place
where art and invention is given a great deal of invaluable space.
Lisa Larsdotter Petersson, VARIA initiator and artistic-leader
Improvisation represents an art form, which promotes innovative creativity,
and in so doing encourages appreciation for expressions of originality and distinction.
Improvisation, which has always played an integral role within folk and theatrical dance,
became more visible within the arts in the 1960’s…
Not only is improvisation ephemeral,
it also represents a phenomenon, in a constant state of change…
Improvisation satisfies the need for interaction and knowledge
within the modern dramatic arts, within society at large,
not to mention the human factor.
From “Moment of Movement” by Lynne Anne Blom and L. Tarin Chaplin
WELCOME TO VARIA
VARIA various things; variable changeable...