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Shadowing Tool

(Anonymous)

Published: 2010-08-28

One in a series of tool cards for teaching improvisation. Part of ICASP's Improvisational Toolkit. Source: A variation of the exercise "Shadowing", devised by Viola Spolin. Spolin, Viola. "Improvisation for the Theater: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques." Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1963. 177.

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So one of the things that improvisation has come to mean in the context of highly technological performance is that improvisation is the last claim to the legitimate presence of a human in the performance of music.

– Bob Ostertag