Where We Live: Improv Everywhere

Paul Simon once said: Improvisation is too good to leave to chance

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Where We Live: Improv Everywhere
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Where We Live: Improv Everywhere

The songwriter Paul Simon once said: Improvisation is too good to leave to chance.

Improvisation is one of the key parts of musical expression...from fiddling with chord changes until a song emerges, to full-on “free” jazz, created on the spot.  In fact, jazz is probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of “improv” - followed by comedy.

A troupe of actors, thrown quickly into haphazard situations - forced to think fast and create characters and dialogue on the spot.

But what can we learn from these expert improvisers - that we can use in our own lives?

Today, where we live, a roundtable discussion of improvisation - with a musician, a comedian, a dancer and a chef.

And we want to hear from you How does improv play into your life?

Real Art Ways: February 12 at 2PM
The Improvisations concert series is an artist-curated performance series centering on improvised music. The aim is to create a listening environment that will allow the audience intimate and deep contact with the music and those who make it.
Jalopy Theatre - 315 Columbia Street Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY
Sound & Movement Experiments with Ever Antler (Rachel Bernsen, Taylor Ho Bynum, Abraham Gomez-Delgado, Melanie Maar), an improvisation collective, on a shared bill with dancer Emily Coates & musician/composer Charlie Burnham. Each evening will include special musical guests to open the show.
4 Sundays in 2012:
February 12
March 4
April 1
May 6
at 7:30pm

coming up at The BIG ROOM:
Mary Halvorson & Jessica Pavone
Saturday February 18 at 8pm
On tour to support their new CD: Departure of Reason out on Thirsty Ear.
Guitarist Mary Halvorson and violist Jessica Pavone's longstanding duo embraces a wide range of musical traditions to create what Time Out New York describes as "a challenging fusion of oblique art song, reflective chamber music and thorny free improv."
Admission/$10 at the door
To reserve seats email: thebigroomnewhaven@gmail.com

Feb 14 FREE Valentine's Day Comedy Show at City Steam
Feb 24 Longform Comedy Showcase
and MORE!