“Life is being on the wire, everything else is just waiting.” — Karl Wallenda
“The dangers of life are infinite, and among them is safety.” – Goethe
Creative artists and Improvisation
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
― Kurt Vonnegut,
More than Skill
Knowing grammar doesn’t make you a writer.
Following choreography is just mechanics.
Musicians who strum and pluck are technicians.
Improvisation skills push knowledge into balance with the inspiration of life and expression.
Do you KNOW how to create? Do you KNOW what you are doing?
If you KNOW without question, what is there left to discover?
If you are not surprised by what you express, what’s the purpose? You will discover more if you put down your road maps and rules.
What you don't know...
Improvisation pushes you past defense mechanisms that protect you from vulnerable, dangerous, exciting, ways of expression. Experience YOU in another way.