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An Examination of the Connection Between Genuine Dialogue and Improv

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2014
Abstract/Description:
The value of improv training extends beyond the stage. Improv has been successfully utilized and applied in a variety of ways in the workplace, school, and community. This study examines the connection between genuine dialogue and improv to determine if improv exhibits dialogic qualities. Three focus groups were conducted with a total of nineteen improv students. Additionally, an interview was conducted with the director of a hospital's Innovation Lab where improv is used in an organizational setting. The conditions for dialogue set by Gordon (2006) served as a guideline for analyzing data. Thematic analysis generated categories used to analyze data. The most prominent of Gordon's conditions for dialogue within improv were Imagination (&) Innovation, Vulnerability and Immediacy of Presence. The importance of this study, implications and future studies for the connection between improv and dialogue are examined.
Title: An Examination of the Connection Between Genuine Dialogue and Improv.
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Name(s): O'Neal, Kathleen, Author
Hastings, Sally, Committee Chair
Katt, James, Committee Member
Musambira, George, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The value of improv training extends beyond the stage. Improv has been successfully utilized and applied in a variety of ways in the workplace, school, and community. This study examines the connection between genuine dialogue and improv to determine if improv exhibits dialogic qualities. Three focus groups were conducted with a total of nineteen improv students. Additionally, an interview was conducted with the director of a hospital's Innovation Lab where improv is used in an organizational setting. The conditions for dialogue set by Gordon (2006) served as a guideline for analyzing data. Thematic analysis generated categories used to analyze data. The most prominent of Gordon's conditions for dialogue within improv were Imagination (&) Innovation, Vulnerability and Immediacy of Presence. The importance of this study, implications and future studies for the connection between improv and dialogue are examined.
Identifier: CFE0005389 (IID), ucf:52873 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-08-01
M.A.
Sciences, Communication
Masters
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Subject(s): genuine dialogue -- dialogue -- improv -- improvisation -- genuine improv -- genuine improvisation -- immediacy of presence -- vulnerability -- imagination & innovation -- empathy -- focus group -- interview -- qualitative -- qualitative research -- thematic analysis -- conditions for dialogue
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0005389
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Host Institution: UCF

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