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Exercise, Energiser

Leading by the hand

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Theatrical games serve to heighten our senses and de-mechanize the body, to get us out of habitual behavior, as a prelude to moving beyond habitual thinking and interacting

Description of the tool

Divide into pairs. First, one is leader for few minutes, on my sign you’ll change roles. You should be facing each other. You need to keep a distance from hand and face of follower all the time. Distance should be about 15 cm. The leader moves their hand and their body around, the follower tries to follow the action as closely as possible. Try as much as you can, going up, down, fast, slow etc. Do not torture your partner, this is not the aim of the game.


  • Encourage the group not to talk!

    You can add a 3rd step:
    a)fluent change of leader and follower without talking
    b)bring 3 persons together: one can lead, two follow or each one follows the other one

    Unknown , 22 November 2003 23:00:47

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Tool overview

This tool is for

16 - 32 people

and addresses



10 min

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The tool was published to the Toolbox by

Marija Farmer (on 14 September 2003)

and last modified

17 December 2008

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