In my studies of improvisation, yoga and coaching I spend most time actually practising but also an increasing amount on reading related subjects. So the posts on this blog will be a mixture of personal experiences and also references to things I read that I found interesting and relevant.
During my recent holiday in Italy my hours of relaxing on the beach was accompanied by a book about 'new scientific concepts to improve your thinking'. The book is called This will make you smarter and despite the slightly misleading subtitle many of the articles had direct relevance to my artistic work. One article that struck me as interesting was Constraint Satisfaction by Stephen M. Kosslyn. An article that talks about decision making and the process of meeting relevant constraints in any given situation. As I was reading it, my work with the Mathilde improvisation collective came to mind and how we structure our rehearsals.
In my next entry I will post the article by Stephen M. Kosslyn and following that, I will ponder on the question:
To what extend can constraints and limitation be an opening to more creative choices?
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has given me feedback and comments about my website so far. This has been really useful for me. Keep it coming...!