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Listening and Answering

Information and advice on where to put your focus when acting.

In this video Johan talks about listening and answering to our scene partner as the key to truly being present. Putting our focus on the other person rather than on ourselves, and responding to their behavior, is what produces true spontaneous life in us.

In real life, you listen and respond to other peoples behavior all the time, and this in turn shapes how you behave towards them. And then they answer your behavior, and you answer theirs, and so forth.

As stated earlier in the course, nervousness often causes self-consciousness. Therefor, always remember to put your focus outside of yourself and your own performance. Focusing on yourself will do nothing but take you away from the moment, what is actually happening right now.

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