9780415638722-0415638720-The Improvisation Studies Reader

The Improvisation Studies Reader

ISBN-13: 9780415638722
ISBN-10: 0415638720
Edition: 1
Author: Heble, Ajay
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 480 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780415638722
ISBN-10: 0415638720
Edition: 1
Author: Heble, Ajay
Publication date: 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Format: Paperback 480 pages

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Acknowledged authors Heble, Ajay wrote The Improvisation Studies Reader comprising 480 pages back in 2015. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0415638720 and 9780415638722. Since then The Improvisation Studies Reader textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical approaches to performance.

The Improvisation Studies Reader draws together the works of key artists and thinkers from a range of disciplines, including theatre, music, literature, film, and dance. Divided by keywords into eight sections, this book bridges the gaps between these fields. The book includes case studies, exercises, graphic scores and poems in order to produce a teaching and research resource that identifies central themes in improvisation studies. The sections include:

  • Listening
  • Trust/Risk
  • Flow
  • Dissonance
  • Responsibility
  • Liveness
  • Surprise
  • Hope

Each section of the Reader is introduced by a newly commissioned think piece by a key figure in the field, which opens up research questions reflecting on the keyword in question.

By placing key theoretical and classic texts in conversation with cutting-edge research and artists’ statements, this book answers the urgent questions facing improvising artists and theorists in the mediatized Twenty-First Century.

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