I am satisfied with my own contributions in the work during the course. Please give examples of how you contributed in the group.
1: I do not agree at all / 10: I agree completely
I think I could have been prepared a bit better. In the situation where you have a time pressure to come up with the idea, I was lucking the knowledge and manipulation skills. Will work on it to be more ready next time.
Yes, I felt I was contributing positively to the discussion and the group work.
I will always be able to do more, but I got 100% out of the days
I believe I have contributed to the group exercises, I’ve been active, speaking up, sharing opinions and thoughts, providing feedback and interacted with most (if not all) other participants.
I was surprised how easily I could get into the group works. I usually hate group exercises but in Sigtuna they were great. I think I could have done even better with ideas and the total outcomes.
I felt I learned when to lead and when to let others. It was a nice balance and could step up when I felt it was needed and appropriate. I also felt everyone else, especially when working in groups, shared a common goal of doing a good performance, which helped with the overall contribution.
I was so surprised about some of the work we managed to create in such short time intervals. I at least tried to contribute as much as possible. Usually in groups in general I am a bit slower one to warm up, but we were in such a hurry that I had to step up. I think I could have done more contibutions with maybe a little bit of more time, and I wasn’t always happy with how little of my touch was in some of the routines. Experience of the other creators of course showed, and my contributions were a little bit more on the performance/story side than method side. But I was also very happy with some ideas that came. For example we did this kind of magician wrestling match in which we used the usual magic props in creative ways (linking rings as the fighting ring “dingdingding” sound and magicians sword fighting with said rings, sponges as blood). That was so much fun.
I tend to be more of a leader, so when working with Toomas and Daniel about Structuring, I was familiar with the concept, so I immediately pitched my idea. Close to the end, we changed from balls to coins.
Other times I tried to let the ideas come from others. With Mikayla and Galina, Galina brought out the frog and cups, Mikayla coined the phrase “what da frog” and I mentioned the origami frog. Then I suggested a justifications for the cups and from there on the routine was there.
With Kjell and Joonas, Kjell brought out the Dean’s box and Joonas a deck of Butterfly cards. I simply connected the two items.
A lot of times one of us wanted to deviate from the assignment (i.e. make it more complicated or add unnecessary things), but I made sure we keep the assignment it on track.
Yes. As I had a lot going on at home and in my head. I was surprised that I was able to contribute and take part so intensely in the workshop this time round. I felt almost that I pushed harder than before.
I learnt so much working with others. Learning to bend and be flexible to create in new ways that I am not used to.
I also attended all the extra activities and enjoyed performing in the show with everyone too.
I contributed with ideas for plots, tricks, etc in the exercises (development of short acts in groups of people). I also (hope that) I contributed with a good spirit and positivity throughout the course, towards other people and the course itself.
I tried hard to be present and sharp during the group work. Sometimes this went smoothly and I felt I was really on top of it. Other times I was overwhelmed and/or fatigued and was disappointed by my lack of sharpness and uninspired contribution. At least once I backed away from a bold idea only to regret it, following the completion of the exercise.
I varje övning var det olika konstellationer och varje gång var det en fråga om var man började. Det finns inget rätt eller fel. Ibland får man en ide om ett trick som föder nya ideer och ibland behövs en situation där att kunna komma vidare. Jag försökte hålla mig öppen för vad som än kom och flera in egna tankar utan förväntningar på att dom skulle anammas.
At first I doubted wether I would have anything of value to add when collaborating creatively with other magicians. But already on the first exercise I felt very content with sharing my own ideas and working together to bring something which had traces of everyone. I reckon every single group I worked with had a substantial part in the creation and performing process.
I felt that in the final project I performed very well and applied several of the concepts that I learned during the course.
However, during the early applications, I wish that I had performed more strongly. However, the types of activities were very new to me, and I feel that I got better in time (hence a good performance for the final project).
Had there been a second week, I would have felt very strong going into the second week.
I gave all I could give
For me it was interesting to try different approach in different groups. In some tasks I tried to lead, in some tried to listen etc. and I think I also learned from that a lot
I struggled with my muscle memory and need time to learn a choreography.
My memory is bad and the time was sometimes short. When I get a little stressed I tend to forget
Solved a lot thru improvisation.
Much of my props and tools were used, so I think I brought the right stuff with med
I give here a 7 because I felt that I was not as good with my basic skills like the others, let’s say with basic coin handling. Sometimes we had to come up with other solutions because my technique wasn’t good enough. But I think I contributed to the group when I sometimes gave directions and focus on time or the tasks given. Often I could come up with plots, storylines or ideas. Overall I think I was able to contribute a lot.
I should’ve gone to sleep earlier some of the nights. Impacted my performance the following day, having had too little sleep.
Jag har store förväntningar på mig själv och hoppades att jag skulle kunna bidra mer särskilt dom två första dagarna då jag hade det tufft med mycket teater. Jag vill absolut inte att man ändrar på det bet var precis vad jag behövde och ville.
My most enjoyable moments were thinking and creating routines and sequences for other members of the group.
I almost cried seeing the ideas working in the final acts!
Also I came up with the method for the bank night / sympathetic uno kicker laying during the course! It will be a staple of our next theater act!
I think I could contribute to the group during the group exercises the most, it was great to share my ideas and workshop with others.
I also learned a lot about my weaknesses. The acting exercises led by Leif made me realize that there is a whole world that I was not really fully aware of until now. By watching people like Hakan, Ondrej, Kalle etc. who have great acting skills I realized how important acting really is in magic. I definitely would like to improve my skills in this area.
Also especially at the coins across exercise I feel I could have done a much better job. I stuck up too much on the technical aspects and I feel that the bit I performed was very mediocre. (No one said any negative comments about my performances, that is just the way I saw it. But even the tasks I felt I could have done better were welcomed by the group and the instructors very much.)