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Improv began and continues today as an organizational technology capable of managing actors on stage and enabling them to produce interesting and entertaining narratives without relying on a script Fulleylove 1984 Throughout its history in the arts improv has been highly valued for its ability to enable performers to respond immediately and inventively to each other and their environment All improv activities are literally saturated with the spirit of spontaneity that is so essential for any act of creation A definition of improve in the Oxford English Dictionary is to invent and perform music or drama without planning it in advance 2002 If you want to look into the ancient history of improvisation you must look to the Commedia dellArte that was performed in Renaissance Italy during the mid-16th century This form was characterized by rude and risqu slapstick during improvised scenes with some characters wearing masks Fulleylove 1984 Eventually stock characters appeared and the rest is history This form of entertainment was enjoyed for about 200 years before it dwindled out of popular culture Today improv promotes successful group effort In order to succeed participants must attend to their partners communication and accept and build upon each others actions while remaining as flexible as possible As a result everyone is empowered to interactively discover his or her inherent creative potential Improv is fun and a common side effect of most improv experiences is laughter It is widely accepted that introducing humor into the training process enhances learning and improves retention Importantly improv introduces and supports a brand of inclusive humor in which everyone feels welcomed This can be contrasted to the exclusive type of humor that marginalizes individuals or groups and often has serious repercussions in the workplace At the conclusion of any improv training participants feel lighter healthier and more productive A type of improv that is done today is called planed scene This planned scene is organized by a group of actors
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