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Anyone who is skilled in the art of improvisation can tell you that there is three distinct phases for new improvisers. The phases are usually progressive and not all of them are always achieved. Players can plateau in a phase and never let themselves transcend it. I hear a lot from people "I'm stuck". These folks are usually at the end of one phase and are about to transition to the next phase. The trick is that every transition requires time, guts and trust. 

So let's talk about the three phases for improvisers I see the most here at the Bovine School Improv.

First Phase: Fear. So many people at the start improvisation the first thing have to get over is...

An Improvisers Journey

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  • Wed, 10/10/2018
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Anyone who is skilled in the art of improvisation can tell you that there is three distinct phases for new improvisers. The phases are usually progressive and not all of them are always achieved. Players can plateau in a phase and never let themselves transcend it. I hear a lot from people "I'm stuck". These folks are usually at the end of one phase and are about to transition to the next phase. The trick is that every transition requires time, guts and trust. 

So let's talk about the three phases for improvisers I see the most here at the Bovine School Improv.

First...

If you name, it you care for it.

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  • Wed, 10/10/2018
Hello my name is

When you're a kid you name everything. The name your dolls, your bike, even rocks. When I was a kid, I had a plant named Norman. When you get older you still name things. The things you name as an adult are bigger and a little bit more important, so they still get names. Your pet, your car, your kids you get to name them all.

You name these things because their special. They are important to you. You give them names so you you can have a connection to them.

It also is true that the things that we name, we care for. We care for our dogs, we care for cats, we care for our kids...

Setting the Scene with Frankie Millington

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  • Thu, 09/27/2018

Starting in September 2018 our Student Blog will highlight various Bovinians!  Featuring current students, former students, teachers, etc., all sharing their stories and perspective on what the Bovine and their improv experience means to them.


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Setting the Scene with Chloe Toscano

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  • Thu, 09/06/2018

Starting in September 2018 our Student Blog will highlight various Bovinians!  Featuring current students, former students, teachers, etc., all sharing their stories and perspective on what the Bovine and their improv experience means to them.


 

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Setting the Scene with Sara Brunnschweiler

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  • Thu, 09/06/2018

Starting in September 2018 our Student Blog will highlight various Bovinians!  Featuring current students, former students, teachers, etc., all sharing their stories and perspective on what the Bovine and their improv experience means to them.


 

Interview with ...

Setting the Scene with Mike Burke

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  • Thu, 09/06/2018

Starting in September 2018 our Student Blog will highlight various Bovinians!  Featuring current students, former students, teachers, etc., all sharing their stories and perspective on what the Bovine and their improv experience means to them.


Interview with Mike Burke, 2018

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