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Thoughts on an Improvisation

Julie Lassonde

Published: 2010-05-01

On June 20, 2009, late afternoon, Julie Lassonde improvised with Joe Sorbara as part of Lex Non Scripta, Ars Non Scripta: Law, Justice & Improvisation, a conference organized by the McGill Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and the Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice research project. The performance entitled "Improvised Contemporary Movement and Sound Performance" took place at Sala Rossa in Montreal. This commentary aims to build on those 17 minutes by exploring the improvisational structure of the performance and examining this structure as the "law" of their improvisation, while also reflecting on the broader relationship between law and improvisation.

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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)