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Série d'Ateliers "Tools of the Trade" - Tools of the Trade Workshop Series

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Co-presented by the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation, McGill, this workshop series is free and open to the public. Seijiro Murayama: Atelier Tools of the Trade

Call for Papers and Posters - The Improvising Brain II: Multiple Perspectives Concert and Symposium

Posted: Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Improvising Brain II: Multiple Perspectives Concert & Symposium

McGill Colloquium 2014 Schedule Announced!

Posted: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Improvisation and the Politics of Everyday Sounds: Cornelius Cardew and Beyond

Guelph Jazz Festival Art Auction - Sunday April 27th

Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014

For immediate release: The Guelph Jazz Festival’s annual Sounds Provocative Art Auction & Concert will take place Sunday, April 27th from 1:00-5:00 PM (the live auction will begin at 2:00 PM) at the Guelph Youth Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St., Guelph. This popular fundraiser supports Guelph Jazz Festival’s free programs and educational initiatives while celebrating and promoting local artists and artisans. Tickets may be purchased at guelphjazzfestival.com and the Bookshelf.

Saying Yes / Exploring Creative Growth - Improv Symposium in Regina

Posted: Monday, April 14, 2014

IMPROV SYMPOSIUM: SAYING YES / EXPLORING CREATIVE GROWTH How can we shift public understanding of improvisation as a means to “maximize the moment;” to realize its potential to create innovative art and address social challenges? May 1, 2014, 1:00 to 4:00pm Shubox Theatre, Riddell Centre, U of RHosted by: Kenn McLeod & the Theatre Department - University of Regina With Johanna Bundon, Jayden Pfeifer, Chancz Perry Sutherland, Dan Macdonald, Marnie MacMillian, Dawn Bird & Anne MacDonald

Thinking Spaces - Thursday April 17th, 2014

Posted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Please join us for the next Thinking Spaces Reading Group session on Thursday, April 17, 2014 from 7-9 pm at the Guelph Public Library, Main Branch (100 Norfolk Street). In this session, Kimber Sider discuss aspects of her doctoral research on inter-species improvisation. A short description of her session is provided below. Inter-species Improv: Learning to Lead through Following

Application for Summer Institute 2014 Due April 15!

Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014

The 2014 Summer Institute will be held at Memorial University of Newfoundland, from June 29 to July 12, 2014.

Thinking Spaces Presents Free Voice Workshops! March 30-June 26

Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014

This year's Thinking Spaces series has frequently emphasized vocal improvisation. We will build on this in the coming months by offering free vocal exploration gatherings Sundays 12-2pm at Silence Guelph (46 Essex st.) starting March 30. Our initial workshops will be led by Dr. Chris Tonelli and in May and June we'll bring in a series of distinguished guests, including Phil Minton and Maggie Nicols (see below for more information on their work). Interested individuals can attend as many of these sessions as they would like.

Thinking Spaces - Thursday April 3rd, 2014

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Please join us for the next Thinking Spaces Reading Group session with Georgia Simms on Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 4-6 pm at the Guelph Public Library, Main Branch (100 Norfolk Street). A short description of this session is provided below: 'A Moving Dialogue'

Talk by Professor Paul Crawford at McGill University - April 11th 2014

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014

PROFESSOR PAUL CRAWFORD Professor of Health Humanities, University of Nottingham Director of the Centre for Social Futures (Institute of Mental Health) and Nottingham Health Humanities Friday, APRIL 11TH, 2014, 12:30-2:00PM Charles Meredith Building 1130 Pine Ave W. Montreal, Qc H3A 1A3 Title: Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery: Connecting Communities for Mental Health and Well-Being

...partly because I know that’s the only way that we could solve a creative problem [using improvisation with children ranging in abilities] and what doesn’t work is trying to impose a template on the students who are not able to respond to that template.

– Pauline Oliveros (in working with Abilities First)