“You are called to an important meeting, the subject of which you are not told. It is of utmost importance that you ‘Be Yourself.’ The meeting starts immediately and your clothes are in the laundry and you have no time to wash up or shave. Is this a ‘serious’ situation? Then so is improvisation. Nachmanovitch tells it like it is in the most important book on improvisation I’ve yet seen.”
- Keith Jarrett, pianist
FREE PLAY BERLIN 2017
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Title: Improvising is Life
Every act of our ordinary life reflects our capacity to create, improvise, and co-evolve. When we create art, we manifest these capacities as action. Health, welfare, our relationship to the ecology in which we live, are all implicated in the simple act of making art.
In life and art, free play splashes against the power of limits. There are the self-imposed limits of a game or an artistic form, and beyond those forms the imperfections of the medium in which we work and play, and our own imperfections, which are our richest source of new creative material.
To improvise is to find form in the air before us. To improvise is to work with the material of ourselves. Everything that you need you already have: your body, your mind, and the radical possibilities of the present moment.
Musicians, dancers, architects, performance artists, actors, directors, engineers, therapists, yogis, mothers, fathers: everyone is welcome to this cross-disciplinary Improvisation workshop to help unlock the unlimited creative possibilities of any and every moment of life.
This is our wakeup call. Life does not have to be founded on fear of failure and the pressures of perfection. Creativity and cooperation are tools available to all of us at any time. Adults, it is time to remember how to play.
The workshop will be three days, June 9-10-11.
If you are a musician please bring your instrument. If you own simple instruments that anyone can play please bring those too. If you are not a musician please bring yourself. Musicians and non-musicians can participate equally. Participants will connect with like-minded people from a variety of disciplines and professions.
On Sunday 11 June, participants will have the opportunity to join together in a public performance in a theater in Berlin.
Led by Stephen Nachmanovitch, Ph.D. who performs and teaches internationally as an improvisational violinist, focusing on the intersection of music, dance, theater, and multimedia arts. He is the author of Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art. Discover more at www.freeplay.com.
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