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Open Invitation: Launch of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR
CRITICAL STUDIES IN IMPROVISATION

  • Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the River Run Centre
  • 7:00 p.m. Reception
  • 8:00 p.m. Performance
  • Free general admission seating

An open invitation is extended to attend the official launch of the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at the River Run Centre in Guelph, ON. The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation is the next generation of Guelph's award-winning Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice (ICASP) project, an international research collaboration that uses musical improvisation as a model for building successful communities.

The launch is presented by University of Guelph President Alastair J. S. Summerlee and Dr. Ajay Heble. It will feature a World Percussion Summit with Pandit Anindo Chatterjee (India), Dong-Won Kim (South Korea), Hamid Drake (USA), and Jesse Stewart (Canada). Admission is free with general admission seating.

...the innovative working models of improvisation developed by creative practitioners have helped to promote a dynamic exchange of cultural forms, and to encourage new, socially responsive forms of community building across national, cultural, and artistic boundaries.

– Ajay Heble