So, exactly what is improvisation? Improvisation is one of the core techniques used by actors. It stretches the imagination, sparks spontaneity and can lead to unforgettable performances.
Freeze frames are still images or silent tableaux used to illustrate a specific incident or event. They are useful for enabling close scrutiny of an incident or situation. Individual children or groups are asked to represent the characters at a significant moment. Freeze frames can be improvised or planned briefly. Positioning and body shape have to be considered carefully in order to represent ideas or emotions. Freeze frames also help establish roles by giving children thinking time. Sequential frames can be used to represent the key events as a narrative progresses. Freeze frames can be brought to life through improvisation or used as the basis for thought tracking.
Choral Movement Choral movement is where the actors perform the SAME MOVEMENT at EXACTLY the SAME TIME. Choral movement originates from GREEK THEATRE and the GREEK CHORUS. Actors can use UNISON, REPETITION and CANON to develop choral movement. Unison A group using the same ACTION, MOVEMENT or GESTURE at the same time.
1 : pantomimist. 2a : an ancient Roman dramatic performance featuring a solo dancer and a narrative chorus. b : any of various dramatic or dancing performances in which a story is told by expressive bodily or facial movements of the performers a ballet that is part dance and part pantomime.