Julie Flower is a consultant who helps leaders and teams to thrive in challenging and complex systems. With a background in leadership and management, Julie is also a performance improviser with groups Classic Andy and Twinprov and has performed extensively in the UK and abroad, including at numerous festivals. She loves using approaches from improv to develop and challenge people to be more spontaneous, adaptable and collaborative through her consultancy The Specialist Generalist.
For CArtsCon 2018, Julie will present the following:
Yes, and! The spontaneity of improv
Improvised comedy is a moving art form. It is created on the spot, often has unexpected results and is, by definition, a one-off never to be repeated piece of performance. It can also be emotionally moving as people connect at a very human level through active listening and building on each other’s suggestions. This very experiential workshop will introduce you to a number of techniques from improvisation to help you delight in working with others, being spontaneous and genuinely creative, whether for work, life or for use in performance. No acting or performance experience is necessary.