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Improvisation and Interspecies Performance

Kimber Sider

Published: 2014-10-04

In this piece, Kimber Sider develops a unique theory of equestrian improvisation. This praxis based research combines Kimber’s practices with horses with theories of improvisation and performance as well as anthropological studies to provide an outlook on interspecies connections that is beneficial for the well-being of all animals.

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Improvisation implies a deep connection between the personal and the communal, self and world. A “good” improviser successfully navigates musical and institutional boundaries and the desire for self-expression, pleasing not only herself but the listener as well.

– Rob Wallace