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The craft of improv

September 21, 2011 – 1 min read


Just got back from the Do Lectures.  Quite the most extraordinary four days I have ever had I think. One of the highlights was a conversation about craft and where the craft of improv lies. It was one of those conversations where I heard myself saying things I hadn’t ever thought before, which was what I liked about it.

It seems to me that craft resides in how you set up and explain games and exercises, how you carry yourself physically, what you pay attention to as they unfold, the questions you ask and the connections that you make visible for people.  There’s also craft in design, not just of a workshop but of a process or way of working, which is the area I recently got interested in (see The Copenhagen Interpretation).

The craft of conversation perhaps.  A lot to think about here.

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