SPONTANEITY

As a performer, I like to constantly study and learn from other areas to have a vast array of tools I can use depending on the project I am pursuing. My degree in Theater Studies was a fantastic first step of a never-ending process in learning about performance and how to improve it. And strangely enough, in my readings on other matters, quite often I find passages about performing arts as examples to illustrate certain ideas. That is examplified in Blink by Malcolm Gladwell and the example of improv he uses to talk about spontaneity. Enjoy!

Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature.

- Jean Cocteau

Helder Guimaraes