Category Archive for 'Joya’s Teaching'

Warm Ups

An excerpt from TWO WORLDS AT THE SAME TIME: Full Spectrum Improvisation for the Theatre and Life By Joya Cory “Warm ups prepare the psycho-physical self for creative activity. We move the body, voice, and psyche into a state of relaxed readiness. The effect is to: · Expand sensory awareness · Open and energize the body […]

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Here’s part of the introduction to my book, TWO WORLDS AT THE SAME TIME: Full Spectrum Improvisation for the Theatre and Life, about Full Spectrum Improvisation, due out by 2017 It’s late December, 2014, and I’m driving across the Bay Bridge in heavy traffic & even heavier rain.  Cars are speeding by me, going too […]

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“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity.” ~ Carl Jung There is a word of ancient Greek origin, metaxis, which means belonging to two worlds at the same time: the inner world of the psyche and the outer world of material reality. […]

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Behind the Work

Some attitudes and principles that are helpful for creating Full Spectrum Improvisational Theatre & many other art/ life activities: Trust your own impulses and intuition and don’t worry about what you think the world, (or the class or the teacher) expects of you. Think of the activity as an experiment and be good-natured about the […]

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Creating theatre from scratch is a great adventure that requires skill and an open heart, mind and body. One of the ongoing questions we embrace is: “How do I express myself authentically while connecting and co-operating with my partners?” This, of course, is a question that is alive in every relationship, on stage or off. […]

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Stage Fright

Most of the students I’ve taught and many of my professional colleagues (including myself) have suffered from stage fright at some point in their lives. So, dealing with this phenomenon is essential in any performance or public speaking training. The fear of being witnessed is the fear of being judged and found inadequate. People talk […]

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