To perform in front of a live audience an actor has to confront his natural inhibitions and remove the barriers of his own personal conditioning. He cannot allow his own personality to influence the character he is playing; an actor must be open and explore new methods during each performance.
Every faculty must come alive simultaneously to manifest the character; theatre forces the actor to be in the present, and to allow his performance to evolve spontaneously. Unlearning begins and opens up a clean slate for the actor to reinvent, adapt and make an impact.
Imagine if you can learn to unlearn like this in your day to day life.
Most of us are conditioned to avoid unknown situations or unexpected challenges, creating what we believe is a safe and secure world for ourselves. By sticking to these habits, we are limiting our potential.
Theatre techniques can teach us how, through unlearning, we can relearn and explore new ideas that are more relevant to our careers and lives. Applying the principles of theatre to your professional life will help you break old habits and inspire you to go to the next level.
Asif Basra takes participants through the experience of seeing their own potential and the way ahead, and how this results in personal rewards from an improved performance in their professions. The experience is creative and collaborative, and encourages the same in the work environment.
See the Experiences page on how Asif Basra has instigated workshop participants to harness their concentration, imagination, awareness and perception to manage themselves better and reach their full potential.