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Impro: Improvisation and the Theatre
Keith Johnstone

Routledge, 1987

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


15 minutes of Play -- Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric Piecing Traditional Blocks Scrap Challenges
Victoria Findlay Wolfe

C&T Publishing, 2012

Scraps never looked so good! This is improvisational piecing reinvented—learn how to create a unique piece of “made-fabric” in just 15 minutes with Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s improvisational scrap-piecing methods, then incorporate your made-fabric into traditional quilt blocks. As you play, you’ll sharpen your design skills and learn about combining colors and prints in new ways…then watch your quilt design emerge. Discover just how ...


Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts
Jacquie Gering, Katie Pedersen

Interweave, 2012

From two pioneers of today's modern quilting movement, Quilting Modern teaches quilters how to use improvisational techniques to make graphic, contemporary quilts and quilted projects. Explore seven core techniques and multiple projects using each technique--all presented with detailed instructions. Also included is step-by-step direction from Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen on tools, materials, and quilting basics, as well as expert advice ...


The Second City Guide to Improv in the Classroom: Using Improvisation to Teach Skills and Boost Learning
Katherine S. McKnight, Mary Scruggs

Jossey-Bass, 2008

Most people know The Second City as an innovative school for improvisation that has turned out leading talents such as Alan Arkin, Bill Murray, Stephen Colbert, and Tina Fey. This groundbreaking company has also trained thousands of educators and students through its Improvisation for Creative Pedagogy program, which uses improv exercises to teach a wide variety of content areas, and boost skills that are crucial for student learning: ...


Group Genius: The Creative Power of Collaboration
Keith Sawyer

Basic Books, 2008

Creativity has long been thought to be an individual gift, best pursued alone; schools, organizations, and whole industries are built on this idea. But what if the most common beliefs about how creativity works are wrong? Group Genius tears down some of the most popular myths about creativity, revealing that creativity is always collaborative-even when you’re alone. Sharing the results of his own acclaimed research on jazz groups, theater ...


Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men
Arnold Schwarzenegger

Simon & Schuster, 1984

The complete program for building and maintaining a well-conditioned, excellently proportioned body -- for a lifetime of fitness and health. In Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men, legendary athlete Arnold Schwarzenegger shows you how to achieve the best physical condition of your life. For every man, at every age, Arnold outlines a step-by-step program of excercise, skillfully combining weight training and aerobic conditioning. The result -- ...


Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual
Matt Walsh, Ian Roberts, ...

Comedy Council of Nicea, 2013

The Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual is a comprehensive guide to the UCB style of long form comedy improvisation. Written by UCB founding members Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh, the manual covers everything from the basics of two person scene work (with a heavy emphasis on finding "the game" of the scene), to the complexities of working within an ensemble to perform long form structures, such as "The Harold" and ...


Improvisation for the Theater 3E: A Handbook of Teaching and Directing Techniques (Drama and Performance ...
Viola Spolin

Northwestern University Press, 1999

Here is the thoroughly revised third edition of the bible of improvisational theater. Viola Spolin's improvisational techniques changed the very nature and practice of modern theater. The first two editions of Improvisation for the Theater sold more than 100,000 copies and inspired actors, directors, teachers, and writers in theater, television, film. These techniques have also influenced the fields of education, mental health, social work, ...


The Ecology of Educational Systems: Data, Models, and Tools for Improvisational Leading and Learning
Bruce D. Baker, Craig E. Richards

Pearson, 2003

This informative, interesting book addresses those who need to understand educational data and its place in school leadership and decision-making. It provides a set of practical tools for data analysis and decision-making using spreadsheet software and system dynamic models. Examples of the use of the popular Microsoft® Excel, several system dynamic models created by ITHINK6.0, and an introduction to the development of dynamic simulations all ...


Truth in Comedy: The Manual for Improvisation
Charna Halpern, Close, ...

Meriwether Pub, 1994

Truth In Comedy is a Meriwether Publishing publication. This improv manual introduced the concepts of the "Harold" -- the innovative improvisational tool that helped Saturday Night Live's Mike Myers, Chris Farley, George Wendt, and many others on the road to TV and film stardom. The innovative concepts are described fully in this insightful theatre book that has become the bible for wannabe improvisers. The "Harold" is an improv form involving ...


Custom Knits: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Top-Down and Improvisational Techniques
Wendy Bernard

Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2008

Along with being pleasurable and satisfying, knitting can sometimes be frustrating: the turtleneck that looked so fabulous on the model is too bulky for your body, or the cardigan you spent countless hours on just doesn’t fit right. Herein lies the beauty of Custom Knits , which teaches knitters how to use improvisational techniques to achieve spectacular results—and to unleash their inner designers.   Wendy Bernard, creator of the ...


Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques for Trainers and Managers to Enhance ...
Kat Koppett

Stylus Publishing, 2012

Creating innovative products and game-changing processes, and adapting to new cultures and communication styles, have all become imperative for business survival. Today’s business leaders, from Fortune 500 companies on down, have discovered the value of improvisational theatre techniques to develop creativity and collaboration skills they need. Since publication of its seminal first edition, the principles and techniques pioneered in ...


Mel Bay Celtic Back-Up
Chris Smith

Mel Bay Publications, Inc., 1999

This book teaches the most crucial function of a chord instrument in the Celtic seisún (session)- that of playing tasteful, interesting, imaginative, and supportive improvised accompaniment. Celtic Back-Up presents accurate and directly applicable information on the theory, conception, stylistic considerations, procedures, and resources for accompaniment. Every facet of seisún accompaniment is thoroughly explored. With this book you will come ...


Introduction to Approaches in Music Therapy, Second Edition
Alice-Ann Darrow

American Music Therapy Association, 2008

The second edition of Introduction to Approaches in Music Therapy includes a new introductory chapter that addresses historical perspectives on the approaches, a rationale for the categorization of approaches, and discussion on professional issues related to the use of these approaches. Each of the chapters addressing approaches includes updated research references and current practice information. The lead authors for all chapters are ...


Improv Sewing: A Freeform Approach to Creative Techniques; 101 Fast, Fun, and Fearless Projects: Dresses, ...
Nicole Blum, Debra Immergut

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2012

These 101 creative sewing projects can all be completed in less than a day--some in less than an hour! Playful and inventive, the projects include clothing for all ages, accessories, home decor items, and furnishings. Most feature embellishments and decorative effects -- simple touches that personalize a project with charm -- and use interesting textural fabrics, such as jersey knits, linen, and felt...even paper and vinyl! The authors walk ...


Jazz Improvisation, Revised
David Baker

Alfred Music, 1988

Jazz Improvisation focuses on the communicative and technical aspects of improvisation and makes an excellent resource for both pros and aspiring improvisers. Assimilate and execute chord progressions, substitutions, turn arounds and construct a melody and jazz chorus.


Custom Knits Accessories: Unleash Your Inner Designer with Improvisational Techniques for Hats, Scarves, ...
Wendy Bernard

Stewart, Tabori and Chang, 2012

Custom Knits Accessories is the third book in the Custom Knits series by acclaimed designer Wendy Bernard. While the first two books focused on techniques for customizing top-down sweaters, this one showcases the ever-popular quick-knits: hats, scarves, gloves, mitts, socks, and more. Each of Bernard’s 25 sassy-chic patterns offers specific ideas for customization—from switching out yarns to personalizing fit and style details—and fun, ...


101 Improv Games for Children and Adults
Bob Bedore

Hunter House, 2004

What is the big deal about improv? It's fun. It strengthens our imagination, promotes self-confidence, increases spontaneity, promotes teamwork, and it's magic: it creates something out of nothing. 101 IMPROV GAMES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS contains the basics: what improv is all about and how to do it, special instructions for how to teach improv to children, plus more advanced training on how to use your voice and body in ways you haven't ...


Explorations in Beadweaving: Techniques for an Improvisational Approach
Kelly Angeley

Interweave, 2013

Learn how to create beautiful and layered jewelry projects with freeform beading! Explorations in Beadweaving starts with common beadweaving techniques and shows how to improvisationally combine them into stunning and unique creations. Author Kelly Angeley teaches peyote, herringbone, right-angle weave, and bead embroidery in a series of practical tutorials, then adds additional elements such as fringe, embellishment, metal components, found ...


Belly Dance Beyond Moves, Combos, and Choreography 82 Lesson Plans, Games, and Exercises to Make Your Classes ...
Taaj, 2010

Beyond Moves, Combos, and Choreography



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