books about: improvisational
Creative Listening: Overcoming Fear in Life & Work
Cheryl Varian Cutler
iUniverse, Inc., 2007
What does it take to overcome fear? In a word, listening. Learning to quiet fear and listen three-dimensionally-to one's own inner voice, to others, and to the enviornment-is the practice Cutler and Huntsberry call creative listening. This book tells the story of how the authors stumbled upon this discovery and how it can help people from all walks of life to live more creatively and fearlessly.
15 minutes of Play -- Improvisational Quilts: Made-Fabric Piecing Traditional Blocks Scrap Challenges
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
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 ...
Training to Imagine: Practical Improvisational Theatre Techniques for Trainers and Managers to Enhance ...
Principles and improve-based activities to promote creativity and leadership “In this revised edition of Training to Imagine, Kat no longer has to call from the fringes. Clearly we are all performing, all the time, and business requires ‘surfing’ the waves of change. Why not get good at it? By outlining how the six core principles of improv apply to 21st century leadership challenges, Koppett shows how we can trust ourselves to create ...
Word Play Quilts: Easy Techniques from the UnRuly Quilter
That Patchwork Place
Want your next quilt to send a special message? Now you can spell it out with no tracing, no templates, no paper-piecing, no appliqué, and no precise measuring! Inspired by renowned quiltmaker Gwen Marston (who wrote the foreword), Tonya presents a terrific technique for free-pieced letters. It's your chance to break rules, mismatch, go wonky, and enjoy yourself! Boost your ability to piece without a pattern--this easy technique is very ...
Upright Citizens Brigade Comedy Improvisation Manual
Comedy Council of Nicea
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 ...
Dynamic Belly Dance, The Joyful Journey of Dancemaking and Performing
American Bellydance Innovations
*Want to save time creating belly dance routines and choreography? *Want to discover new ideas for improvisational dances? *Want to have more fun performing in front of audiences? *Want to make the most of the great steps and belly dance moves you already know? Whether you know 5 steps or 500 steps, this book is for you! Learn the secrets of international belly dance stars and be your belly dance best by reading this fabulous new ...
Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference - Essential Skills for Advocates and Spokespersons
Granville Circle Press
Kirkus Reviews ' Best of 2012 Finalist, USA Best Book Awards 2012 Living Proof is the first comprehensive guide to telling your personal story as an effective advocate for your cause or organization. This easy-to-use handbook gathers all the essentials of ''advocacy storytelling'' into one place--everything you'll need to - decide what to tell - present effective and authentic personal storytelling - give powerful presentations and great ...
Improvisational Negotiation: A Mediator's Stories of Conflict About Love, Money, Angerand the Strategies That ...
Improvisational Negotiation presents an original approach for mediators, negotiators, and other dispute resolution professionals. Drawing on his own experience plus those of his colleagues, Jeffrey Krivis offers the reader dramatic, well-crafted, and highly instructive stories about people in conflict - families, organizations, corporations - and shows how mediated negotiations help them to reach a successful resolution. Unlike most books on ...
Master Class in Watermedia: Techniques in Traditional and Experimental Painting
Using the author's work as an inspiring point of departure, participants in this master class learn to work with a broad range of watermedia, pushing beyond realism to build images that have urgency and power. Readers are encouraged to take risks that will help them to abandon usual methods and embrace fresh ways of painting with watercolour, gouache, casein, acrylic, using collage, brushless methods, and many other techniques.
Quilting by Improvisation: Exploring Curves, Openwork and Dimension
Quilters can let their imaginations run wild as they discover surprisingly stress-free techniques to add and tame curves and angles to their creation. Exploring "no rules" improvisational methods, the guide teaches how to incorporate dimension and texture into quilts while transforming the ordinary into unique and distinctively shaped quilts with innovative fast finishes and faced bindings. Patterns are included to help quilters get started ...
The Studio Recordings of the Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68 (Oxford Studies in Recorded Jazz)
Oxford University Press
The "Second Quintet" -- the Miles Davis Quintet of the mid-1960s -- was one of the most innovative and influential groups in the history of the genre. Each of the musicians who performed with Davis--saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams--went on to a successful career as a top player. The studio recordings released by this group made profound contributions to improvisational strategies, ...
Book on Acting: Improvisation Technique for the Professional Actor in Film, Theater, and Television
A new technique for improvising performances with scripted and memorized lines. The ability to improvise a skilled performance while speaking scripted and memorized lines is of paramount importance to actors working in today's film and television productions, which often allow very little if any rehearsal time. Through his innovative Improvisation Technique, Stephen Book shows the actor how to create a spontaneous performance by applying ...
Jazz Improv: How to Play It and Teach It
Bass Pro Shop
This highly acclaimed classic text contains a unique method for improvising based on the tonal concept of tension and release providing students, teachers and professional musicians with important principles of improvising melodic ideas, culminating in a creative procedure for tonality, modality and bi-tonality practices. Jimmy's matter-of-fact, plain-spoken instruction make understanding and comprehension easy. This book is a favorite among ...
Beautiful Building Block Quilts: Create Improvisational Quilts from One Block
C&T Publishing, 2013
Author Lisa Walton shows you how to start with an easy quilt block like Four Patch or Flying Geese, stitch it up in several different sizes, then build your blocks into striking improvised quilts with up-to-the-minute style using solids, batiks and hand dyed fabrics. The piecing couldn’t be easier, and the design possibilities are endless with two ways to play: make quilts exactly like the ones in the book, or learn to improvise your own ...
Les McGehee Plays Well With Others: A "Grown-Up" Handbook of Improvisation and Play
Les McGehee s Plays Well With Others, A Grown-Up Handbook of Improvisation and Play is a breezy how-to book by an improvising pioneer that is part autobiography and part field guide to the life and habits of successful improvisers. It offers rare insights gained through over 20 years of improvisational experience in how to incorporate humor and positive affirmation of in-the-moment opportunities guaranteed to enhance both your business and ...
The Complete Blues Guitar Method (Beginning Electric)
The guitarist's guide to mastering the blues. Learn the concepts, techniques and theory specific to the blues, and apply them to both lead and rhythm guitar playing. Licks in the styles of legendary blues guitarists like Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, and John Lee Hooker are explored in detail. 144 pages.
The Improvisation Edge: Secrets to Building Trust and Radical Collaboration at Work
Your team won’t talk. Your boss answers no. What do you do next? Take a tip from the last place you would expect: the improvisational stage. All kinds of books have been written about building trust and teamwork. But The Improvisation Edge is the only one that draws on the knowledge of experts in trust building: theatrical improvisers. Think about it: other than combat, no situation requires more extreme trust than improv. You have no ...
Something Wonderful Right Away: An Oral History of the Second City and the Compass Players
Prominent alumni (Mike Nichols, Joan Rivers, Robert Klein, among others) bring theatrical improvisation to life, with all the vitality, the power and the exuberance - the satire and spontaneity - that they made famous and that launched their careers. "An important book about the most important American theatrical endeavor since the Group Theatre. Plus, it's fun to read". -David Mamet
Human Kinetics Publishers
Whatever your dance background or choreographic interest, this book shows you how to solve common choreography problems, design and shape movements into a dance, organize a dance concert, and observe a finished dance. The book features 63 movement exploration exercises and takes you from dance making to preparing for a performance. More than 56 photographs highlight and clarify important concepts. This second edition also includes these helpful ...
Everything's An Offer: How to do more with less
On Your Feet
Everything s an Offer' tells the story of one business person's adventure in the world of improvisational theatre. It explains how the practises improv is based on can help you make more with what you have, using less effort, less energy and less resources (whilst creating less difficulty and stress). It illustrates, with myriad examples and stories, how anybody leading a busy and complicated life can put these ideas into action and why doing so ...
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