A super short acting course | Esther de Koning | TEDxMaastricht

  • Published on Nov 8, 2016
  • Esther de Koning offers us a super short acting course. Her performances can be
    described as a mix between stand-up comedy and theater. On stage she is full of
    energy, combining absurd humor with her limitless imagination. Her style does shake
    people’s expectations and that’s what happened on stage during our conference.
    Esther’s performance is humorous, interactive and a little confrontational.
    Actress, writer and theater producer Esther de Koning is known for her honest and
    tragicomic productions for both young and adult audiences. Esther has won several
    prestigious national awards. From The Hague, Esther has studied and then worked at
    the Theater Academy in Maastricht. She now lives in Valkenburg. In a castle. True
    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Comments • 60

  • Wallace Loureiro F
    Wallace Loureiro F 5 days ago

    She resembles Pearl from Steven Universe

  • Ahaana Saffri
    Ahaana Saffri 19 days ago

    U r fantastic mam,,, am becoming a biggest fan of you, love you mam, I wish I could there

  • Hemingway Hummingbird


  • Zack Reed
    Zack Reed 26 days ago

    This was not structured at all. I think there was a basic idea but it was very muddled by her uncomfortable stage presence. I feel like she just got really nervous and forced her way through it.

  • Serge J Osaulenko
    Serge J Osaulenko 28 days ago

    OMG. That is so useless.

  • prabhat yadav
    prabhat yadav 3 months ago +1

    just make it worse.

  • jason day
    jason day 3 months ago

    In het nederlands zou het mij beter helpen.

  • Vicky Kaushik
    Vicky Kaushik 5 months ago

    My brain couldn't process it !

  • David Avetis
    David Avetis 7 months ago +1

    Funny. Actor should build its character own path.

  • Vanessa Davis
    Vanessa Davis 8 months ago +1

    I don’t understand. Why did she call it an acting course she’s not teaching anyone how to act

  • ruddersmoke
    ruddersmoke 8 months ago +8

    When something sounds too good to be true I always read the comments first

  • Wandering Actor
    Wandering Actor 8 months ago +1

    I would love to work with her.

  • Clinton Benjamin
    Clinton Benjamin 8 months ago +1


  • Crystal Brooks
    Crystal Brooks 8 months ago +1

    She should be a comedian

  • Mohammed Aasri
    Mohammed Aasri 10 months ago

    great thanks

  • Dragon lord xXxxx
    Dragon lord xXxxx 10 months ago +4

    Ted is so hot.

  • EriCosmos Tech
    EriCosmos Tech 11 months ago +2

    she is crazy!! 😂😂 I loved it!!
    find your craziness inside! 👌👌👌👌

  • Content. Unplugged
    Content. Unplugged 11 months ago +3

    Really unbearable...and a waste of time.

    AMAN GUPTA Year ago +3

    Guys she taught a lot in few minutes...if u watch this video solely will pretty concentration ....u might get what things she has taught...I wish I could learn more...

  • Mahmoud Ahmed
    Mahmoud Ahmed Year ago

    I wish i would there 😁😂

    LOYAL Year ago +24

    Why does her personality remind me of Dori?

  • Selena Official
    Selena Official Year ago

    i couldn't find her on social media

  • Dikesh Lodhi Rajput

    I am very inspired your speach so very thankful

  • PingDeMorte
    PingDeMorte Year ago

    She is a clown. I decided this 1 minute in. No literally, i bet she's worn more makeup than Ronny mcDonny

  • Diva Sicard
    Diva Sicard Year ago +20

    Not much of an ACTING course.
    The basics of how a story is constructed maybe, usefull for improv.. maybe..

    • Luis Gonzalez
      Luis Gonzalez 9 months ago

      I thought exactly the same but then improv it's still acting so..I gues is fine

    • Diva Sicard
      Diva Sicard 11 months ago +1

      mila Hel hel I did, it's kind of exactly why I commented.

    • mila Hel hel
      mila Hel hel 11 months ago

      read the title

  • Mike Raymond
    Mike Raymond Year ago +4

    🤔 so Um did anyone get anything out of this

  • Aurora Aurora
    Aurora Aurora Year ago +1


  • Media Addict
    Media Addict Year ago +6

    Why does the guy have to be an abusive drunk though.....

    • the vibe
      the vibe 7 months ago

      Media Addict yea well the woman was a superficial clutz...

  • AkmaTravels
    AkmaTravels Year ago +16

    she is pro of public speaking, super herself and chill

  • Julien de Koning
    Julien de Koning Year ago +1


  • Matt Webster
    Matt Webster Year ago +4


  • Recep Talha ÇOLAK
    Recep Talha ÇOLAK Year ago +10

    Embrassing moments...This is exactly what "cringe" means.

  • Ariana S
    Ariana S Year ago +63

    1. Build the character
    2. Situation
    3. Make it worse
    4. Other character
    5. Make it worse
    ... cliffhanger*

  • PRATIK dHole
    PRATIK dHole Year ago +13


  • Dorein Paul Emmanuel

    at first i thought it was dutch.

    • TannerFam
      TannerFam Year ago

      Dorein Paul Emmanuel she is

  • Dorein Paul Emmanuel

    the word behind sounds german.

  • Dorein Paul Emmanuel

    is that a greek accent?

  • Yash
    Yash Year ago +17

    Nice.. an actor should push the character to the extreme.. I guess that's what shez trying to say..

  • Nightingale
    Nightingale Year ago +25

    This is was really cool and funny !! What she was basically trying to say is to take your character over the top. Make it worse. Make it funnier. Make it more dramatic. Whatever it is go for more.

  • Marinus Vesseur
    Marinus Vesseur Year ago +42

    Sorry, unbearable. Too much fidgeting. Stay focused, stop trying to be stereotypically funny all the time. Giving this talk in English was probably not such a great idea either.

    • Charlie Curilan
      Charlie Curilan 11 months ago +1

      I totally agree with you Marinus.

    • The GirlGamer
      The GirlGamer Year ago +4

      Marinus Vesseur i agree with nightingale

    • Nightingale
      Nightingale Year ago +17

      Marinus Vesseur I don't think you understood the concept

  • Jael TheGreat
    Jael TheGreat Year ago +2

    What is this? I'm so mad!

  • Robert Dunn
    Robert Dunn Year ago +76

    Somebody please make her a meme

  • aman verma
    aman verma Year ago +5

    i wish she could be less what is doing

  • Styler Team
    Styler Team Year ago +5


    • TheSt0neCold
      TheSt0neCold Year ago +3

      Styler Team i was thinking of some other words...