Stichting International Student Productions Enschede (InSPE) connects students in Enschede to give people from different nationalities and backgrounds a creative outlet by working together towards a bigger goal in a fun and challenging way.
InSPE is mostly project-based and, thus, does not have permanent members. If you wish to participate in the next project, however, get in touch here.
Before the official establishment of InSPE as an association, a group of “founding fathers” organised the production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Two years later, InSPE put on a great show and performed “West Side Story”. In total, these projects included more than 140 participants and provided entertainment for more than 1600 people in the audience.
Large-scale cultural collaborations
International Student Productions Enschede supports students in the Enschede region, the Netherlands with producing their own collaborative projects. InSPE’s projects are bigger and more ambitious than any single association’s performances, including students from the University of Twente, Saxion University of Applied Sciences, ArtEZ University of the Arts, AKI Academy of Art & Design, and Regional Community College of Twente.
InSPE’s two previous collaborations have been productions of the musicals “Jesus Christ Superstar” and “West Side Story”, both featuring a large cast and a full orchestra.
InSPE works with a team of experts from the fields of directing, conducting, and choreographing. The participants get skilled coaching on a personal level and first-hand experience with working in a professional production environment.
InSPE’s projects bring together people with different backgrounds and interests. Productions include participants from various artistic disciplines, such as dance, theatre, music, design or stagecraft, but also from supporting domains, such as marketing, communications or community management. Each participant becomes a unique addition to the project, resulting in a mixture of wonderful people.
Exchanging knowledge and engaging with alternative disciplines than what the participants are commonly active in is encouraged and supported by InSPE with professional coaching. Doing so widens the participants’ artistic skillset and their understanding of the cultural landscape as a whole.
Little would get done if there weren’t some dedicated people organising the masses. That’s why InSPE has a board.