Yesterday, I attended a workshop taught by Keng-Sam Chane Chick Té. We worked on creating scenes, with a musician, that were entirely physical, using no speech. I found this quite difficult but I did enjoy how it helped to create connections between the players. It requires a lot of concentration on the other players if you need to work out what sort of scene you are creating together if you can’t talk about it. The incidental music that the pianist played also helped us find the emotional context of the scenes. It was quite different than the other musical improv that I have done, as I was not creating music. Some of it did end up like dance, and at one point I managed to bruise myself by colliding with another player I was performing with.
I started attended improv classes in the hope that it would improve my acting. Now I’m starting to attend them as I’m enjoying improv as an art form.