At Stage Centre, we structure much of the syllabus around improvisation and acting techniques.
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Improvisation; its benefits
The experience and knowledge that you gain from participating in the improvisation group will enrich you in many unique ways, theatre-related or not.
- Gaining greater confidence within ones-self
- Refined Brainstorming Abilities
- Improved Listening and Observation Skills
- Enhanced Acting Abilities
- Enhanced Creative-Thinking Abilities
- Gained Comfort in Social Settings & interpersonal skills
- Improved Decision-Making Skills
- Team Development Skills
An ideal improvisation/acting class
- like any good class that practices presence, it heightens awareness of being there
- listening, not only to one’s self but to other people.
- is being aware of what’s going on around us whilst being truthful to the moment.
- is being OK with getting things wrong and willing to laugh at ourselves.
- helps us suspend judgment of ourselves, and other people.
- teaches one to work with other people, rather than against them.
- develops strength of character.
- helps us act on our impulses, develop our intuition and express emotions.
- allows us to brainstorm in teams and think on the spot.
As a result, one learns the importance of teamwork, leadership, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, taking risks, and appreciating the benefits of mistakes.