Members of the Participation Team at IDS were recently asked for their "top book of all time on participation". The second book choice to be featured is from Danny Burns, Fellow and Team Leader. His choice is:
Impro: Improvisation and the theatre by Keith Johnstone, (Performance Books, 1979, Routledge 1987). Danny says:
This book was a profound influence on my thinking. It taught me about different forms of knowing, iterative development, narrative, status, and improvisation itself. There are some powerful messages about how the acceptance of offers opens up space which the rejection of offers closes down. If you open a door that you have not been through, you see a set of possibilities that could never have been revealed from where you were standing before. This is how creative action is generated.