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"This is my Sharing" - A Conversation with Charles C. Smith

Elizabeth Jackson, Charles C. Smith

Published: 2010-11-22

ICASPs Elizabeth Jackson interviews Charles C. Smith, poet, lecturer, and organizer in the field of culture, and Artistic Director and founder of Cultural Pluralism in Performing Arts Movement Ontario (CPPAMO). They discuss improvisation as 'a matter of being', the positive effect of improvisation in marginalized communities and in environmental activism, and more generally, in any field of 'shifting' ground.

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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