Relished the Salsa Sauce in a Hilarious Way

cooking-salsa

As mentioned earlier, I again searched on Google for the correct definition of the word Relish. One example by Google reminded me of my Improv show that we did as Level 3 students.

Just to give a brief about Improv (Improvisation), it is a form of theatre in which no script is used. You get a suggestion from the audience and start to act out the scene. One definitely needs to learn the rules of Improv. Improv has greatly improved my life and I can’t imagine my life without Improv.

I feel grateful to have been introduced to Improv and was taught by renowned Adam Dow. (Founder of ICM, India’s first Improv troupe comedy)

So during the show, I and one partner (a guy) was up on stage and our host Adam asked the suggestions from the audience. Two audience members individually shouted Salsa and Cooking. My scene partner and I heard them clearly. Whenever there are like two or three suggestions from the audience, the host selects one from them and tells the performers to start the scene.

In this case Adam gave the suggestion to us as Cooking Salsa.

To tell you the truth friends, I didn’t know or maybe couldn’t think about the Salsa sauce at that time. The scene could have definitely gone as cooking the salsa sauce. But what we did was a total different version of cooking salsa.

I started the scene by cooking and dancing Salsa dance form and said to my partner, whom I made my husband in the scene, what’s up darling, do you want an omelet at breakfast.

My partner supported me completely and didn’t deny what I started the scene with. The first rule of improv is to Agree. 🙂

We added a lot of new flavors to this new way of relishing salsa sauce. Everybody in the audience enjoyed our version of cooking salsa sauce. Adam also appreciated my work in the end. That’s all you need from your Guru. 🙂

I learnt a great lesson that day that it’s OK to not know about something in life. We can always create a new version of that along our journey with an added flavor of fun.

It was a Relishing moment of fun, happiness and laughter.

Above is the pic from the scene!
Keep Improvising!

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Write a Story – Complete the Unfinished Lines

7 Unfinished Phrases!

Once Upon a Time …
And Everyday …
Until One Day …
Because of This …
Because of This …
Until Finally …
And Ever Since That Day …

Improv (improvisation) is a way of life. It teaches you life lessons – listening, saying Yes And, responding to others and not reacting and the lessons continue. I would recommend everyone to go for Improv classes. If you are not aware about Improv and what exactly it is, watch the US TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway”.

I have done 3 levels of Improv in Mumbai. The games you play in the class help you come out of your comfort zone. You have to be spontaneous and in the moment.

One of my favorite games is to tell a story with above 7 unfinished starting phrases.

This game is played in a circle. So you have to pay close attention to what’s going on to make a good story. 7 people will complete one story.

You can also play this game alone but on one condition that you don’t give yourself time to think. When you don’t think much it’s more fun.

Write your story with above mentioned unfinished phrases in the comment and let’s see who scores maximum likes. Be quick and no cheating.

For example – the story can be
Once upon a time … There was a king named George who was blind.
And everyday … In the morning he used to go to the temple to pray to get his vision back.
Until one day … He forgot to go the temple and slept till the noon.
Because of this … The God he used to pray got very angry and made me bald.
Because of this … The queen left the king and took away his son with her.
Until finally … The king realized there is no reason for him to be alive and committed suicide.
And ever since that day … The kingdom for King George is looking for a new King. Someone please go to Gotham and be the king.

Waiting for your story!