(adapted from Sarah Shelton Mann)

There is a common exercise within improvisation of action/reaction dialogue, where one person moves, then the other moves in response, then the first moves in response, etc. This exercise is an development of this exercise, where the reactions are more and more immediate until there is the feeling that the processes unfolding are unfolding simultaneously, rather than in chain reaction. There is a constant awareness of other and a constant relation process. ‘Complete commitment to this moment and complete detachment from accomplishing the goals guiding the last. As we synchronize with partner, we very immediately act in the moment of awareness, not stopping first to re-stabilize, but channeling what we are already doing into the new thing.

If the two actors have done some training with more athletic contact, the relationship can get quite wild if they get their judging mind out of the way.

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