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The ArtsCan Circle: Using Arts and Improvisation in the Classroom

Mally McGregor

Published: 2010-06-30

The ArtsCan Circle, founded by harmonica player Mike Stevens, is an independent, volunteer-run organization that links at-risk Native youth with the arts in northern Canada. This article focuses on the creative and improvisational processes that occur in the ArtsCan workshops.

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...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)