How to improvise

From Crossing the Sacred Sea [Cruzando el mar sagrado] by Nathan A. Strait

  1. () 'Yes, please!': an improvisational framework for contemporary art education [d]
  2. () Dial down the scope: ship something small and concrete [i]
  3. () A psychologically rich life: beyond happiness and meaning [p] [d]
  4. Alessandro Bertinetto & Marcello Ruta [ed] () The Routledge handbook of philosophy and improvisation in the arts [i] [d]
  5. Theresa Robbins Dudeck & Caitlin McClure [ed] () The applied improvisation mindset: tools for transforming organizations and communities [i] [d]
  6. () Improvisation in design processes [i] [d]
  7. () Empathy in improvisation [i] [d]
  8. () Play, curiosity, and cognition [d]
  9. Bertrand Denzler & Jean-Luc Guionnet [ed] () The practice of musical improvisation: dialogues with contemporary musical improvisers [i] [d]
  10. () Improvisation and the introvert [i] [d]
  11. () Pick the idea that's craziest [u]
  12. () Applied improvisation for coaches and leaders: a practical guide for creative collaboration [i] [d]
  13. () Iterate: ten lessons in design and failure [i] [d]
  14. () Teaching as the art of staging: a scenario-based college pedagogy in action [i]
  15. Theresa Robbins Dudeck & Caitlin McClure [ed] () Applied improvisation: leading, collaborating and creating beyond the theatre [i] [d]
  16. () Structure that's not stifling: how to give your people essential direction—without shutting them down [u]
  17. () Becoming creative: insights from musicians in a diverse world [i] [d]
  18. () Life unscripted: using improv principles to get unstuck, boost confidence, and transform your life [i]
  19. () Your inner workflow team [u]
  20. () Was Bo Diddley a buddha?: and other thoughts on the art of improvisation [u]
  21. Eric F. Clarke & Mark Doffman [ed] () Distributed creativity: collaboration and improvisation in contemporary music [i] [d]
  22. Gregory J. Feist, Roni Reiter-Palmon, & James C. Kaufman [ed] () The Cambridge handbook of creativity and personality research [i] [d]
  23. () Jazz musicians reveal role of expectancy in human creativity [p] [d]
  24. () On being awesome: a unified theory of how not to suck [i]
  25. () The construction of meaning within free improvising groups: a qualitative psychological investigation [d]
  26. () Serious fun: the power of improvisation for learning and life [i]
  27. () Creative cognition and brain network dynamics [p] [d]
  28. () Increasing cognitive-emotional flexibility with meditation and hypnosis: the cognitive neuroscience of de-automatization [i]
  29. Ajay Heble & Mark Laver [ed] () Improvisation and music education: beyond the classroom [i] [d]
  30. () The construct of mindfulness amidst and along conceptions of rationality [i] [d]
  31. Christopher Olsen [ed] () Acting comedy [i] [d]
  32. () The setup: Viviane Schwarz [on bingo scheduling: aleatory time management using a bingo wheel] [u]
  33. () The neuroscience of musical improvisation [p] [d]
  34. () Pedagogical applications of cognitive research on musical improvisation [p] [d]
  35. () All concepts are ad hoc concepts [i] [d] [j]
  36. () Using bingo to keep your classroom focused [u]
  37. () Innovating minds: rethinking creativity to inspire change [i]
  38. () Imitation and innovation: the dual engines of cultural learning [p] [d]
  39. () A practical guide to ensemble devising [i]
  40. () Constructing knowledge art: an experiential perspective on crafting participatory representations [i] [d]
  41. () Surprisability and practical rationality: knowledge advancement through the explication of interpretation [i] [d]
  42. () Improvisation facilitates divergent thinking and creativity: realizing a benefit of primary school arts education [d]
  43. () Why greatness cannot be planned: the myth of the objective [i] [d]
  44. () Conversational English: teaching spontaneity [i] [d]
  45. () How do artists learn and what can educators learn from them? [d] [u]
  46. () Inventive negotiation: getting beyond yes [i] [d]
  47. () Hear, listen, play!: how to free your student's aural, improvisation, and performance skills [i]
  48. () Screenwriting in a digital era [i] [d]
  49. () Connecting to create: expertise in musical improvisation is associated with increased functional connectivity between premotor and prefrontal areas [p] [d]
  50. () Crossing disciplines: a constraint-based model of the creative/innovative process [d]
  51. () 'Yes, and': acceptance, resistance, and change in improv, aikido, and psychotherapy [u]
  52. () Improvisation on the edge: notes from on and off the stage [i]
  53. () Breaking away from set patterns of thinking: improvisation and divergent thinking [d]
  54. () Using ecological momentary assessment to understand a construction worker's daily disruptions and decisions [d]
  55. () Improvisation in the cloud: devised theatre in support of problem-finding [i] [d]
  56. () The practice level in participatory design rationale: studying practitioner moves and choices [i] [d]
  57. () Catch the fire: an art-full guide to unleashing the creative power of youth, adults and communities [i]
  58. () The art of negotiation: how to improvise agreement in a chaotic world [i]
  59. () The little book of talent: 52 tips for improving skills [i]
  60. () Vernacular eloquence: what speech can bring to writing [i] [d]
  61. () Evaluative and generative modes of thought during the creative process [p] [d]
  62. () Habitual creativity: revising habit, reconceptualizing creativity [d]
  63. () Who killed creativity—and how we can get it back?: seven essential strategies to make yourself, your team and your organisation more innovative [i]
  64. () What is systemic about systemic therapy?: therapy models muddle embodied systemic practice [d]
  65. () The agile mind [i] [d]
  66. () Neural correlates of lyrical improvisation: an fMRI study of freestyle rap [p] [d]
  67. () Committed but closed-minded: when making a specific plan for a goal hinders success [d]
  68. () Transformative art: art as means for long-term neurocognitive change [p] [d]
  69. () A psycho-linguistic study on adult playfulness: its hierarchical structure and theoretical considerations [d]
  70. () Just start: take action, embrace uncertainty, create the future [i]
  71. () The cloud of knowing: blurring the difference with China [d] [u]
  72. () Planning and improvisation: complementary facets of organizational work [u]
  73. () The innovator's DNA: mastering the five skills of disruptive innovators [i]
  74. () Forum theatre for bystanders: a new model for gender violence prevention [d]
  75. () Descriptions of improvisational thinking by artist-level jazz musicians [d]
  76. (/2015) Do the work: overcome resistance and get out of your own way [i]
  77. () The lean startup: how today's entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses [i]
  78. () Improvisation as model for real-time decision making [o] [d]
  79. () Artistry unleashed: a guide to pursuing great performance in work and life [i] [d] [j]
  80. () Your creative brain: seven steps to maximize imagination, productivity, and innovation in your life [i]
  81. () Reconsidering the trade-off between expertise and flexibility: a cognitive entrenchment perspective [d]
  82. () Gamestorming: a playbook for innovators, rulebreakers, and changemakers [i]
  83. () Zen in the workplace: applying anti-structure to enhance structure [u]
  84. () Using 'shocks and rumors' to teach adaptive thinking [d]
  85. () Psychological flexibility as a fundamental aspect of health [d]
  86. () Novelty as a dimension in the affective brain [d]
  87. () Narrative development in improvisational theatre [i] [d]
  88. (/2014) The Frantic Assembly book of devising theatre [i]
  89. () The funny thing about mediation: a rationale for the use of humor in mediation [u]
  90. () Think, blink or sleep on it?: the impact of modes of thought on complex decision making [d]
  91. Tudor Rickards, Mark A. Runco, & Susan Moger [ed] () The Routledge companion to creativity [i] [d]
  92. () Distributed creativity: how collective creations emerge from collaboration [d]
  93. () Presencing Institute toolbook [u]
  94. () Remembering to laugh and explore: improvisational activities for literacy teaching in urban classrooms [u]
  95. Gabriel Solis & Bruno Nettl [ed] () Musical improvisation: art, education, and society [i]
  96. () Grounded improvisation [i]
  97. () The Zen doctrine of 'no-method' [d]
  98. () Negotiation nimbleness when cultural differences are unidentified [i] [u]
  99. () Psychophysical acting: an intercultural approach after Stanislavski [i]
  100. () Decision support in turbulent and high-velocity environments [i] [d]
  101. () Improvisation in organizations [i] [d]
  102. () Distributed knowing: a conversation with Philippe Descola [o]
  103. () Invention and public dialogue: lessons from rhetorical theories [d]
  104. () Neural substrates of spontaneous musical performance: an fMRI study of jazz improvisation [p] [d]
  105. () The Second City guide to improv in the classroom: using improvisation to teach skills and boost learning [i]
  106. () Memorization by a jazz musician: a case study [d]
  107. () Acting out of habits—can Theatre of the Oppressed promote change?: Boal's theatre methods in relation to Bourdieu's concept of habitus [d]
  108. () Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh [i]
  109. () The human contribution: unsafe acts, accidents and heroic recoveries [i]
  110. (/2017) The improv handbook: the ultimate guide to improvising in comedy, theater, and beyond [i] [d]
  111. () Liberating voices: a pattern language for communication revolution [i] [d] [u]
  112. () Action inquiry: interweaving multiple qualities of attention for timely action [i] [d] [u]
  113. () Truth: personas, needs, and flaws in the art of building actors and creating characters [i]
  114. () Emergent pedagogy: learning to enjoy the uncontrollable—and make it productive [d]
  115. () Making a performance: devising histories and contemporary practices [i]
  116. Elizabeth Hallam & Tim Ingold [ed] () Creativity and cultural improvisation [i] [d]
  117. () Less is more original? [d]
  118. (/2008) Improv encyclopedia [u]
  119. () Planning for unexpected discoveries [u]
  120. () The expressive actor: integrated voice, movement, and acting training [i]
  121. () Group genius: the creative power of collaboration [i]
  122. () Drop your tools: on reconfiguring management education [d]
  123. () Ten essential wiki attitudes [i]
  124. () The music of form: rethinking organization in writing [j]
  125. () Psychological factors behind incidental information acquisition [d]
  126. (/2008) Acting and how to be good at it [i]
  127. () Management as a design science mindful of art and surprise: a conversation [d]
  128. () Writing for the screen: beyond the gospel of story [u]
  129. Patricia Shaw & Ralph D. Stacey [ed] () Experiencing risk, spontaneity and improvisation in organizational change: working live [i]
  130. () Shaping the game: the new leader's guide to effective negotiating [i]
  131. () Faith, evidence, and action: better guesses in an unknowable world [d]
  132. () Manual for Jim Rough's dynamic facilitation method [u]
  133. () Improvisation and negotiation: expecting the unexpected [d]
  134. () Improvisation and mediation: balancing acts [d]
  135. () The viewpoints book: a practical guide to viewpoints and composition [i]
  136. () Virtuoso teams: lessons from teams that changed their worlds [i]
  137. () How now: 100 ways to celebrate the present moment [i]
  138. () Riding a wave: embodied skills and colonial history on the Amazon floodplain [d]
  139. () The ten faces of innovation: IDEO's strategies for beating the devil's advocate & driving creativity throughout your organization [i] [u]
  140. () Improv wisdom: don't prepare, just show up [i]
  141. () The 'something more' than interpretation revisited: sloppiness and co-creativity in the psychoanalytic encounter [and comments] [p] [d]
  142. () Deep listening: a composer's sound practice [i]
  143. () Unfreezing the future: exploring the dynamic of time in organizational change [d]
  144. () How forgetting aids heuristic inference [d]
  145. () Why devise? Why now? Why breathe? [d]
  146. () Authentic or not, it's original [d]
  147. Daniel Fischlin & Ajay Heble [ed] () The other side of nowhere: jazz, improvisation, and communities in dialogue [i]
  148. (/2010) Luck is no accident: making the most of happenstance in your life and career [i]
  149. () The hothouse effect: intensify creativity in your organization using secrets from history's most innovative communities [i]
  150. () The intercultural performance handbook [i]
  151. (/2015) Improvise: scene from the inside out [i]
  152. () Reinforced variability in animals and people: implications for adaptive action [p] [d]
  153. () The present moment in psychotherapy and everyday life [i]
  154. () To plan or not to plan: a conversation with Ward Cunningham, part IV [u]
  155. () The simplest thing that could possibly work: a conversation with Ward Cunningham, part V [u]
  156. Aaron Williamon [ed] () Musical excellence: strategies and techniques to enhance performance [i] [d]
  157. Ann Cooper Albright & David Gere [ed] () Taken by surprise: a dance improvisation reader [i]
  158. () Artful making: what managers need to know about how artists work [i]
  159. () More balls than hands: juggling your way to success by learning to love your mistakes [i]
  160. () Working identity: unconventional strategies for reinventing your career [i]
  161. () Wabi sabi: the Japanese art of impermanence [i]
  162. () Improv yourself: business spontaneity at the speed of thought [i]
  163. () Intuition at work: why developing your gut instincts will make you better at what you do [i]
  164. () The unplanned career: how to turn curiosity into opportunity: a guide and workbook [i]
  165. () Fostering client creativity in family therapy: a process research study [d]
  166. () Meditation in higher education: the next wave? [d]
  167. () Improvised dialogues: emergence and creativity in conversation [i]
  168. () Group creativity: music, theater, collaboration [i] [d]
  169. () The blind men and the elephant: mastering project work: how to transform fuzzy responsibilities into meaningful results [i]
  170. Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb & Nancy Amendt-Lyon [ed] () Creative license: the art of gestalt therapy [i]
  171. () The creative habit: learn it and use it for life: a practical guide [i]
  172. () Electracy and pedagogy [u]
  173. () The perfect wrong note: learning to trust your musical self [i]
  174. Daniel J. Wiener & Linda K. Oxford [ed] () Action therapy with families and groups: using creative arts improvisation in clinical practice [i] [d]
  175. () Pro choices: the right to laugh [i]
  176. () Improvise this!: how to think on your feet so you don't fall on your face [i]
  177. () Book on acting: improvisation technique for the professional actor in film, theater & television [i]
  178. () How popular musicians learn: a way ahead for music education [i] [d]
  179. () Acting on impulse: the art of making improv theater [i]
  180. (/2011) Flexibility: the key to a healthy personality [u]
  181. () How to stay stuck in the wrong career [p] [u]
  182. Ken N. Kamoche, Miguel Pina e Cunha, & João Vieira da Cunha [ed] () Organizational improvisation [i]
  183. () Brainsketching and how it differs from brainstorming [d]
  184. () The leader's edge: six creative competencies for navigating complex challenges [i]
  185. Nicole Potter, Mary Fleischer, & Barbara Adrian [ed] (/2016) Movement for actors [i]
  186. () Learning to exercise timely action now: toward a theory and practice of timely action [u]
  187. () To sing like a river—opening the voice [i]
  188. () A big new free happy unusual life: self-expression and spiritual practice for those who have time for neither [i]
  189. () Body, voice, imagination: a training for the actor [i]
  190. () When plans change: examining how people evaluate timing changes in work organizations [d] [j]
  191. () Through the body: a practical guide to physical theatre [i]
  192. (/2007) Zen is right here: teaching stories and anecdotes of Shunryū Suzuki [or: To shine one corner of the world: moments with Shunryū Suzuki: stories of a Zen master told by his students] [i]
  193. () Relax, it's only uncertainty: lead the way when the way is changing [i]
  194. () The performer's guide to the collaborative process [i]
  195. () Training to imagine: practical improvisational theatre techniques for trainers and managers to enhance creativity, teamwork, leadership, and learning [i]
  196. () Auditioning: an actor-friendly guide [i]
  197. () Please don't just do what I tell you, do what needs to be done: every employee's guide to making work more rewarding [i]
  198. () Light waves: fine tuning the mind [i] [d]
  199. () Creating conversations: improvisation in everyday discourse [i]
  200. () Theater games for the lone actor [i]
  201. () Variability, constraints, and creativity: shedding light on Claude Monet [p] [d]
  202. (/2015) Managing the unexpected: sustained performance in a complex world [i] [d]
  203. () The films of Mike Leigh: embracing the world [i]
  204. () Play and the power of news [d]
  205. (/2003) 58 1/2 ways to improvise in training: improvisation games and activities for workshops, courses, and team meetings [i]
  206. () Creative collaboration [i]
  207. (/2011) Accidental genius: using writing to generate your best ideas, insights, and content [i]
  208. () Improvisation, Inc.: harnessing spontaneity to engage people and groups [i]
  209. () Serious play: how the world's best companies simulate to innovate [i]
  210. () An acrobat of the heart: a physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski [i]
  211. () Toward the Zen of performance: music improvisation therapy for the development of self-confidence in the performer [i]
  212. () Intuition and creativity in psychotherapy [d]
  213. () Crooked cucumber: the life and Zen teaching of Shunryū Suzuki [i]
  214. () Impro for storytellers [i]
  215. () Hot groups: seeding them, feeding them, and using them to ignite your organization [i]
  216. () Planned happenstance: constructing unexpected career opportunities [d]
  217. () Is there method in our madness?: improvisation in the practice of museum education [i]
  218. () The timing of adaptive group responses to nonroutine events [d] [j]
  219. Daniel J. Wiener [ed] () Beyond talk therapy: using movement and expressive techniques in clinical practice [i] [d]
  220. () Moves: a sourcebook of ideas for body awareness and creative movement [i]
  221. () Competing on the edge: strategy as structured chaos [i]
  222. (/2001) The inspirational trainer: making your training flexible, spontaneous & creative [i]
  223. (/2005) House of games: making theatre from everyday life [i]
  224. () Making it up as we go along: the story of the Albany Free School [i]
  225. () Theatre for community, conflict & dialogue: the Hope is Vital training manual [i]
  226. () The confident performer [i]
  227. () Playing along: 37 learning activities borrowed from improvisational theater [i]
  228. () Do not go naked into your next presentation: nifty little nuggets to quiet the nerves and please the crowd [i]
  229. () Expanding our now: the story of open space technology [i]
  230. R. Keith Sawyer [ed] () Creativity in performance [i]
  231. () Teatro legislativo [i]
  232. () O arco-íris do desejo: método Boal de teatro e terapia [i]
  233. (/1998) Legislative theatre: using performance to make politics [i]
  234. () Dance imagery for technique and performance [i]
  235. () Jamming: the art and discipline of business creativity [i]
  236. () Perfectionism: a sure cure for happiness [i]
  237. () The rainbow of desire: the Boal method of theatre and therapy [i]
  238. (/2014) Strategies for creative problem solving [i]
  239. () A handbook for constructive living [i]
  240. () Action theater: the improvisation of presence [i]
  241. () Thinking in jazz: the infinite art of improvisation [i]
  242. () Précis of The creative mind: myths and mechanisms [and comments and reply] [d]
  243. () First things first: to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy [i]
  244. () Acts of service: spontaneity, commitment, tradition in the nonscripted theatre [i]
  245. () Truth in comedy: the manual of improvisation [i]
  246. () Wabi-sabi for artists, designers, poets & philosophers [i]
  247. () Devising theatre: a practical and theoretical handbook [i]
  248. () Learning to use what you already know [i]
  249. () Rehearsals for growth: theater improvisation for psychotherapists [i]
  250. () Surrealist games [i]
  251. () Improvising real life: personal story in playback theatre [i]
  252. () Improvisation starters: a collection of 900 improvisation situations for the theater [i]
  253. () Learning from our errors [i] [d]
  254. () The decline of improvisation in Western art music: an interpretation of change [d] [j]
  255. (/2007) The actor's checklist: creating the complete character [i]
  256. () Thinking beyond patterns: body, language, and situations [i] [u]
  257. (/1998) Maxwell's me [i]
  258. () Creativity [i] [d] [j]
  259. () The compass: the improvisational theater that revolutionized American comedy [i]
  260. (/2016) Improvisation in drama, theatre and performance: history, practice, theory [i]
  261. () Improvisational therapy: a practical guide for creative clinical strategies [i]
  262. () Free play: improvisation in life and art [i]
  263. () Civilian-based defense: a post-military weapons system [i]
  264. () Creating a character: a physical approach to acting [i]
  265. () Mindfulness [i]
  266. David K. Reynolds [ed] () Flowing bridges, quiet waters: Japanese psychotherapies, Morita and Naikan [i]
  267. (/1995) Improvisation through theatre sports: a curriculum to improve acting skills [i]
  268. () The creative edge: fostering innovation where you work [i]
  269. () Kaironomia: on the will-to-invent [i]
  270. (/1995) The knowing body: the artist as storyteller in contemporary performance [i]
  271. () Playing ball on running water: the Japanese way to building a better life [i]
  272. () The improvised play: the work of Mike Leigh [i]
  273. () A soprano on her head: right-side-up reflections on life and other performances [i]
  274. (/1998) Let's improvise: becoming creative, expressive & spontaneous through drama [i]
  275. () Impro: improvisation and the theatre [i]
  276. (/1993) Ways of the hand: the organization of improvised conduct [i]
  277. () Something wonderful right away [i]
  278. () 200 exercícios e jogos para o ator e o não-ator com vontade de dizer algo através do teatro [o]
  279. (/2002) Games for actors and non-actors [i]
  280. (/1987) Dialogues [i]
  281. (/1975) Teatro do oprimido e outras poéticas políticas [o]
  282. (/1979) Theater of the oppressed [i]
  283. (/1973) Tools for conviviality [i]
  284. (/2004) The dancer prepares: modern dance for beginners [i]
  285. (/2010) Zen mind, beginner's mind [i]
  286. (/1974) Improvisation [i]
  287. (/1999) Improvisation for the theater: a handbook of teaching and directing techniques [i]
  288. (/1960) The art spirit: notes, articles, fragments of letters and talks to students, bearing on the concept and technique of picture making, the study of art generally, and on appreciation [i] [u]

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