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Improviser of the month        February 2010

Lisa Miller
 
What is your name?
Lisa Miller
Where do you live and work?
West London south and north.
What is your day job?
Sometime doctor.
How did you discover improvisation?
On a quest to improve my skills as a large group facilitator and live in the moment.
How do you practice improvisation?
Playing, trying out new things, falling on my face.
How did you learn?
Experientially.
Any advice for beginners?
Donít think about it, just do it, make mistakes, have fun, stop being so serious.
What is your favourite improvisation quote?
Walk towards danger.
What is the most satisfying story or scene you ever improvised in?
It's always hard to focus on memorable impro scenes as they seem to be in the context of that days learning journey. Occasionally the scenes that stay are hilarious moments or bizarre "mistakes" that somehow work, when the group supports them and sees an offering there. However my focus is on developing leadership and facilitator skills so I reflect on these today.

I recall one moment that had an impact: a group of five of us were mirroring each other and none of us was aware who was leading or following - the simultaneous movements just " happened" and we were all in the zone, free for that time of egos or individualistic thinking.

Another: our scene was set - your are a group of Russian dancers performing for the Tzar. Only one of you (picked by the facilitator) has been to any rehearsals but the audience shouldn't be aware of that. The collective will to succeed was such a force that it gave us synchronicity and remarkable peripheral vision. We danced in unison. A great eye opener.
Your favourite improvisation website
This one and showstopperthemusical.com ( if only they would update it).
Your main website
n/a

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