A fundamental skill for any actor is the ability to observe and respond in-the-moment with emotional clarity and spontaneity. Improvisation develops the actor’s imagination and encourages the actor to play freely whilst exploring situation, character and style.
Improvisation is embedded in the explorative work undertaken by Cygnet actors; driving narrative, ensemble and relationship creation and development, alongside deepening listening, focus and interactive skills.
“You are not imaginatively impotent until you’re dead; you are only frozen up. Switch off the no-saying intellect and welcome the unconscious as a friend…” Irving Wardle Introduction to Impro by Keith Johnstone