|Lower East Side|
There are eight on the team: five of us were in class together last year (a happy reunion for the Dream Team) and three are new to me (but they also seem g-r-e-a-t).
For our first session - rather than jumping right into scenework - our coach had us spend some time on get-to-know-you type exercises. For the final one, she took out her iPod, plugged in some speakers, and announced that we would be doing a dance diamond.
Which means: we stood in a diamond-shaped formation, and while incredibly dramatic/emo music played, we danced. Whoever stood at the top of the diamond led the choreography, until we shifted direction and then followed a new leader. Synchronized, spontaneous movement.
Eight adults. All dancing dramatically. To emo music. In a guitar studio in Chelsea.
Have I mentioned how much I love Improv?
*Is a real word.