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5 Examples of Improvisation

 , updated on July 21, 2017
Improvisation is the act of creating something spontaneously without preparation. The term is associated with creativity and the ability to add value in a fast moving situation. The following are illustrative examples.

Music

Composing music in the moment including response to other musicians.

Dance

Reacting to music, scenes and other dancers to dance.

Design

The ability to build something useful given constraints such as time and limited parts. For example, the ability to design and build an item you need by reusing items you find around your house.

Theatre

Performances that are unscripted. For example, a comedy performance with dialogue, action, story and characters that are created by players in the moment.

Problem Solving

Real life scenarios such as problem solving and decision making are unscripted and involve working with what you have in the moment. As such, training in an improvisational art form is thought to stimulate creative problem solving. It is common to use exercises that resemble improvisational theatre to stimulate group strategy, problem solving, decision making and design sessions.
Overview: Improvisation
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The act of creating something spontaneously without preparation.
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