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Crash Courses | Bye bye perfectionism

  • wo 7 feb 19:00 - 22:00
  • Parnassos Cultuurcentrum
  • Gratis
  • Podium x Parnassos

– Let op: de voertaal van dit event is Engels – 

Perfectionism: the art of being flawless in every way. Sounds great right? Are you someone who wants to get the most out of life, take every simple task to a higher level and doesn’t settle for ‘good enough’? Then you might also recognise the flip side of perfectionism: high – sometimes unrealistic – expectations and forgetting to celebrate the things you’ve achieved. Let’s see if we can say goodbye to our perfectionism when it doesn’t serve us!

Being a perfectionist is that one character flaw that you don’t mind bringing up at a job interview. No wonder, striving for perfection has become the norm – both in our personal and professional lives. The good news is: people aren’t born as perfectionists. We’ve learned it, so we can also unlearn it. Seems tempting? During this edition of Crash Courses, Marjon Bohré, author of the book The Perfection Paradox, will walk us through some simple steps to challenge that critical voice in the back of your head. We’ll immediately put her words into practice with creative workshops where you’re challenged to let go of your own perfectionism. This means more time to actually enjoy the process, have fun, and socialise with fellow students.

19:00 – doors open
19:30-20:00 – interview with Marjon Bohré
20:15-21:45 – workshops
21:45 – socialise with free drink

There’s four different courses to choose from, pick your favourite below and sign up for free! All courses are entry-level courses, so no previous knowledge is required.

Improvisation Comedy
Improv is a form of theatre where you work together to create fast-paced improvised scenes and sketches. This workshop will cover the basic techniques of improv, like taking a figurative punch, accepting input of your fellow actors, and creating a story together. The best part: there’s no pressure to be the funniest person in the room.

FULL – Improvisation Dance Flow
Don’t worry about dance steps, just get inspired by the magic of movement! This workshop transcends genres as you know them and teaches you how to embody shapes and movements. Time  to trust our body and soul to follow the music intuitively.

FULL- Drawing towards the unknown
For this form of drawing it’s essential not to think about the result so you can simply enjoy the process. In this workshop you’ll learn how to draw by relying on your intuition and go with your creative flow.

FULL – Combat your writer’s block!
Do you ever spend hours looking at the cursor blinking on your screen, feeling like whatever you type won’t be good enough? Snap out of it! In this workshop you’ll learn more about fun writing tools to get those creative juices flowing.

About Crash Courses

Our creativity is a great way to relate to the world around us. During Crash Courses we choose one topic and delve into it with an inspiring talk from an expert. With that knowledge in the back of our mind, we explore this theme through a variety of creative workshops and channel our new knowledge in an artistic way.


The primary language at this event will be English. All UU and HU students are welcome! Parnassos Cultural Centre is wheelchair accessible. Both an elevator and a wheelchair-friendly toilet are present. The building of Parnassos is a monumental building, if you have any worries or needs that might prevent you from participating in this activity, please let us know by sending a message to podium@hu.nl and we will try to accommodate you as best as we can.

Parnassos Cultuurcentrum

Kruisstraat 201

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wo 7 feb 2024
19:00 - 22:00
Parnassos Cultuurcentrum
Podium x Parnassos