We are born great improvisers.
We spend years in formal education systems learning to think in rigid ways, avoiding failures, and protecting ourselves from spontaneous expression.
We emerge risk-averse, fearful of the unknown, and holding irrational beliefs.
We spend the rest of our lives working on skills that we had from the beginning but have since forgotten.
“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
― Winston S. Churchill
YOU are the beginning of the exploration.
“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” ― Pablo Picasso
“A valid answer comes when the question is lived.” ― Elizabeth Vongsaravanh
Return to You
“It takes a very long time to become young.” ― Pablo Picasso
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. T. S. Eliot
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot
The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway. -Jen Sincero
“It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
AIM: To develop student’s intrinsic abilities and potential, based foremost on their needs. To (re)build, refine and develop the student’s improvisation skills and encourage an ongoing quest for excellence based on their particular value systems.
Learning every rule and reading every book will not build a complete performer. Truly learning to improvise goes beyond style and presentation.
Johnstone, Spolin, Chicago, Calgary, Long form, Short form are all potential parts of your development but YOU are where this all starts and ends. Development is ongoing. It continues as long as you remain open.