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Following the Follower gives the players a Direct Experience

This most essential exercise has many variations. Note the sidecoaching is not done to any one person, but in general, allowing each team to use what they need and ignore the coach if already doing it. Also note that once I see the group following the follower, I added Heighten and Explore, sensing they might get some insight into this more advanced sidecoach which we will cover in later sessions. I wrote about my experience with Mirror in the blog post How I Met Viola Spolin“.

Creativity is not just building things or making something, not just variations of form. Creativity is an attitude, a way of looking at something, a way of questioning, perhaps a way of life – it may well be found on paths we have not yet traveled. Creativity is curiosity, joy and communion. It is process-transformation-process.

— Viola Spolin, Improvisation for the Theater