TOOL 3.6 – IMPROVISATION

AIMS OF THE ACTIVITY
Make people reflect about themselves

Increase spontaneity and creativity

DESCRIPTION / METHODOLOGY
The whole group is asked to stop talking and start walking around randomly, in a Brownian movement, thinking about themselves, about their inner power, their strength, and their passions. Then they are asked to stop three times for several seconds, after which they resume their walking:

The first stop is done asking everyone to imagine they are a tree, with deep roots in the ground, so that nothing and no one can take them down.

The second stop is tapping in their inner instinct and imagines they are an animal and act it out (expressing it using their body language and facial expressions).

The third stop is expressing an emotion/ a mood, that can be either what they feel in that moment or their most dominant emotion/ mood in their life. The next step is to form a circle and create changing images. The first images they are suggested to start with is that of two people shaking hands, then one person leaves the image and another one is invited to join in and change the meaning of the first image created. All the time, with every image created, the people forming the surrounding circle are invited to express what the image means to them, or to find a possible interpretation to what they see.

SUGGESTED TIMING
30 minutes
MATERIAL AND RESOURCES NEEDED
 
COMPETENCES DEVELOPED
Creativity