Wake Up!

Michael Bennett just sent me a link to an amzaing improv group, Improv Everywhere. The basic premise is that they corregraph happenings unbeknownst to the group at large. The looks on the faces of the nonparticipants reminds me of animals at the zoo when a new toy has been placed in the cage: curious, interested - they notice something is out of the ordinary, but don't react right away. I wonder sometimes if we are stuck in our own patterns and habits to the point that our minds turn off and it isn't until something completely unusual occurs that we are snapped out of that fog and wake up. That is what art does is jolt us into thinking, being aware, and waking up to the world so that we may view it in another way.

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