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Improvisation in a Community Centre: Performance, Activism, and Research with the Carnegie Centre Jazz Band

Tegan Ceschi-Smith

Published: 2010-09-02

A reflective piece by ICASP graduate research assistant Tegan Ceschi-Smith, describing and analyzing her experience as part of the Carnegie Centre Jazz Band. She describes the group's organization, practices and performances, and outlines future research and outreach plans for the group.

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  • Improvisation_Community_Centre.pdf

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...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