How to improvise

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

  1. (2017) Was Bo Diddley a buddha?: and other thoughts on the art of improvisation [u]
  2. (2017) Jazz musicians reveal role of expectancy in human creativity [p] [d]
  3. (2017) The construction of meaning within free improvising groups: a qualitative psychological investigation [d]
  4. (2016) Creative cognition and brain network dynamics [p] [d]
  5. (2016) Increasing cognitive-emotional flexibility with meditation and hypnosis: the cognitive neuroscience of de-automatization [i]
  6. (2016) Improvisation and music education: beyond the classroom [i]
  7. (2016) The construct of mindfulness amidst and along conceptions of rationality [i] [d]
  8. (2016) Acting comedy [i]
  9. (2015) The neuroscience of musical improvisation [p] [d]
  10. (2015) Pedagogical applications of cognitive research on musical improvisation [p] [d]
  11. (2015) Innovating minds: rethinking creativity to inspire change [i]
  12. (2015) A practical guide to ensemble devising [i]
  13. (2015) Constructing knowledge art: an experiential perspective on crafting participatory representations [i] [d]
  14. (2015) Surprisability and practical rationality: knowledge advancement through the explication of interpretation [i] [d]
  15. (2015) Improvisation facilitates divergent thinking and creativity: realizing a benefit of primary school arts education [d]
  16. (2015) Conversational English: teaching spontaneity [i] [d]
  17. (2014) How do artists learn and what can educators learn from them? [u]
  18. (2014) Inventive negotiation: getting beyond yes [i] [d]
  19. (2014) Hear, listen, play!: how to free your student's aural, improvisation, and performance skills [i]
  20. (2014) Screenwriting in a digital era [i] [d]
  21. (2014) Connecting to create: expertise in musical improvisation is associated with increased functional connectivity between premotor and prefrontal areas [p] [d]
  22. (2014) 'Yes, and': acceptance, resistance, and change in improv, aikido, and psychotherapy [u]
  23. (2014) Improvisation on the edge: notes from on and off the stage [i]
  24. (2013) Breaking away from set patterns of thinking: improvisation and divergent thinking [d]
  25. (2013) Using ecological momentary assessment to understand a construction worker's daily disruptions and decisions [d]
  26. (2013) Improvisation in the cloud: devised theatre in support of problem-finding [i] [d]
  27. (2013) The practice level in participatory design rationale: studying practitioner moves and choices [i] [d]
  28. (2013) Catch the fire: an art-full guide to unleashing the creative power of youth, adults and communities [i]
  29. (2013) The art of negotiation: how to improvise agreement in a chaotic world [i]
  30. (2012) The little book of talent: 52 tips for improving skills [i]
  31. (2012) Evaluative and generative modes of thought during the creative process [d]
  32. (2012) Habitual creativity: revising habit, reconceptualizing creativity [d]
  33. (2012) Who killed creativity—and how we can get it back?: seven essential strategies to make yourself, your team and your organisation more innovative [i]
  34. (2012) What is systemic about systemic therapy?: therapy models muddle embodied systemic practice [d]
  35. (2012) The agile mind [i]
  36. (2012) Neural correlates of lyrical improvisation: an fMRI study of freestyle rap [d]
  37. (2012) Committed but closed-minded: when making a specific plan for a goal hinders success [d]
  38. (2012) Transformative art: art as means for long-term neurocognitive change [d]
  39. (2012) A psycho-linguistic study on adult playfulness: its hierarchical structure and theoretical considerations [d]
  40. (2012) Just start: take action, embrace uncertainty, create the future [i]
  41. (2011) The cloud of knowing: blurring the difference with China [d]
  42. (2011) Planning and improvisation: complementary facets of organizational work [u]
  43. (2011) The innovator's DNA: mastering the five skills of disruptive innovators [i]
  44. (2011) Forum theatre for bystanders: a new model for gender violence prevention [d]
  45. (2011) Descriptions of improvisational thinking by artist-level jazz musicians [d]
  46. (2011) Overcome resistance and get out of your own way [u]
  47. (2011) The lean startup: how today's entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses [i]
  48. (2010) Artistry unleashed: a guide to pursuing great performance in work and life [i]
  49. (2010) Your creative brain: seven steps to maximize imagination, productivity, and innovation in your life [i]
  50. (2010) Reconsidering the trade-off between expertise and flexibility: a cognitive entrenchment perspective [u]
  51. (2010) Gamestorming: a playbook for innovators, rulebreakers, and changemakers [i]
  52. (2010) Zen in the workplace: applying anti-structure to enhance structure [u]
  53. (2010) Using 'shocks and rumors' to teach adaptive thinking [d]
  54. (2010) Psychological flexibility as a fundamental aspect of health [d]
  55. (2010) Novelty as a dimension in the affective brain [d]
  56. (2009) Narrative development in improvisational theatre [i] [d]
  57. (2009/2014) The Frantic Assembly book of devising theatre [i]
  58. (2009) The funny thing about mediation: a rationale for the use of humor in mediation [u]
  59. (2009) Think, blink or sleep on it?: the impact of modes of thought on complex decision making [d]
  60. (2009) The Routledge companion to creativity [i]
  61. (2009) Distributed creativity: how collective creations emerge from collaboration [d]
  62. (2009) Presencing Institute toolbook [u]
  63. (2009) Remembering to laugh and explore: improvisational activities for literacy teaching in urban classrooms [u]
  64. (2009) Musical improvisation: art, education, and society [i]
  65. (2009) Grounded improvisation [i]
  66. (2009) The Zen doctrine of 'no-method' [d]
  67. (2009) Negotiation nimbleness when cultural differences are unidentified [i] [u]
  68. (2009) Psychophysical acting: an intercultural approach after Stanislavski [i]
  69. (2008) Decision support in turbulent and high-velocity environments [i] [d]
  70. (2008) Improvisation in organizations [i]
  71. (2008) Distributed knowing: a conversation with Philippe Descola [o]
  72. (2008) Invention and public dialogue: lessons from rhetorical theories [d]
  73. (2008) Neural substrates of spontaneous musical performance: an fMRI study of jazz improvisation [d]
  74. (2008) The Second City guide to improv in the classroom: using improvisation to teach skills and boost learning [i]
  75. (2008) Memorization by a jazz musician: a case study [d]
  76. (2008) Acting out of habits—can Theatre of the Oppressed promote change?: Boal's theatre methods in relation to Bourdieu's concept of habitus [d]
  77. (2008) Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh [i]
  78. (2008) The human contribution: unsafe acts, accidents and heroic recoveries [i]
  79. (2008) The improv handbook: the ultimate guide to improvising in comedy, theater, and beyond [i]
  80. (2008) Liberating voices: a pattern language for communication revolution [i]
  81. (2007) Truth: personas, needs, and flaws in the art of building actors and creating characters [i]
  82. (2007) Emergent pedagogy: learning to enjoy the uncontrollable—and make it productive [d]
  83. (2007) Making a performance: devising histories and contemporary practices [i]
  84. (2007) Creativity and cultural improvisation [i]
  85. (2007/2008) Improv encyclopedia [u]
  86. (2007) The expressive actor: integrated voice, movement, and acting training [i]
  87. (2007) Group genius: the creative power of collaboration [i]
  88. (2007) Drop your tools: on reconfiguring management education [d]
  89. (2006) The music of form: rethinking organization in writing [j]
  90. (2006/2008) Acting and how to be good at it [i]
  91. (2006) Management as a design science mindful of art and surprise: a conversation [d]
  92. (2006) Writing for the screen: beyond the gospel of story [u]
  93. (2006) Experiencing risk, spontaneity and improvisation in organizational change: working live [i]
  94. (2006) Shaping the game: the new leader's guide to effective negotiating [i]
  95. (2006) Faith, evidence, and action: better guesses in an unknowable world [d]
  96. (2006) Manual for Jim Rough's dynamic facilitation method [u]
  97. (2005) Improvisation and negotiation: expecting the unexpected [d]
  98. (2005) Improvisation and mediation: balancing acts [d]
  99. (2005) The viewpoints book: a practical guide to viewpoints and composition [i]
  100. (2005) Virtuoso teams: lessons from teams that changed their worlds [i]
  101. (2005) How now: 100 ways to celebrate the present moment [i]
  102. (2005) Riding a wave: embodied skills and colonial history on the Amazon floodplain [d]
  103. (2005) The ten faces of innovation: IDEO's strategies for beating the devil's advocate & driving creativity throughout your organization [i] [u]
  104. (2005) Improv wisdom: don't prepare, just show up [i]
  105. (2005) The 'something more' than interpretation revisited: sloppiness and co-creativity in the psychoanalytic encounter [and comments] [p] [d]
  106. (2005) Deep listening: a composer's sound practice [i]
  107. (2005) Unfreezing the future: exploring the dynamic of time in organizational change [d]
  108. (2005) How forgetting aids heuristic inference [d]
  109. (2005) Why devise? Why now? Why breathe? [d]
  110. (2004) Authentic or not, it's original [d]
  111. (2004) The other side of nowhere: jazz, improvisation, and communities in dialogue [i]
  112. (2004/2010) Luck is no accident: making the most of happenstance in your life and career [i]
  113. (2004) The hothouse effect: intensify creativity in your organization using secrets from history's most innovative communities [i]
  114. (2004) The intercultural performance handbook [i]
  115. (2004) The present moment in psychotherapy and everyday life [i]
  116. (2004) Musical excellence: strategies and techniques to enhance performance [i] [d]
  117. (2003) Taken by surprise: a dance improvisation reader [i]
  118. (2003) More balls than hands: juggling your way to success by learning to love your mistakes [i]
  119. (2003) Working identity: unconventional strategies for reinventing your career [i]
  120. (2003) Wabi sabi: the Japanese art of impermanence [i]
  121. (2003) Improv yourself: business spontaneity at the speed of thought [i]
  122. (2003) Intuition at work: why developing your gut instincts will make you better at what you do [i]
  123. (2003) The unplanned career: how to turn curiosity into opportunity: a guide and workbook [i]
  124. (2003) Fostering client creativity in family therapy: a process research study [d]
  125. (2003) Meditation in higher education: the next wave? [d]
  126. (2003) Improvised dialogues: emergence and creativity in conversation [i]
  127. (2003) Group creativity: music, theater, collaboration [i]
  128. (2003) The blind men and the elephant: mastering project work: how to transform fuzzy responsibilities into meaningful results [i]
  129. (2003) Creative license: the art of gestalt therapy [i]
  130. (2003) The creative habit: learn it and use it for life: a practical guide [i]
  131. (2003) Electracy and pedagogy [u]
  132. (2003) The perfect wrong note: learning to trust your musical self [i]
  133. (2003) Action therapy with families and groups: using creative arts improvisation in clinical practice [i]
  134. (2002) Pro choices: the right to laugh [i]
  135. (2002) Improvise this!: how to think on your feet so you don't fall on your face [i]
  136. (2002) Book on acting: improvisation technique for the professional actor in film, theater & television [i]
  137. (2002) Acting on impulse: the art of making improv theater [i]
  138. (2002/2011) Flexibility: the key to a healthy personality [u]
  139. (2002) How to stay stuck in the wrong career [p] [u]
  140. (2002) Organizational improvisation [i]
  141. (2002) Brainsketching and how it differs from brainstorming [d]
  142. (2002) The leader's edge: six creative competencies for navigating complex challenges [i]
  143. (2002) Movement for actors [i]
  144. (2002) Learning to exercise timely action now: toward a theory and practice of timely action [u]
  145. (2002) To sing like a river—opening the voice [i]
  146. (2002) A big new free happy unusual life: self-expression and spiritual practice for those who have time for neither [i]
  147. (2002) Body, voice, imagination: a training for the actor [i]
  148. (2001) When plans change: examining how people evaluate timing changes in work organizations [d] [j]
  149. (2001) Through the body: a practical guide to physical theatre [i]
  150. (2001/2007) 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]
  151. (2001) Relax, it's only uncertainty: lead the way when the way is changing [i]
  152. (2001) The performer's guide to the collaborative process [i]
  153. (2001) Training to imagine: practical improvisational theatre techniques for trainers and managers to enhance creativity, teamwork, leadership, and learning [i]
  154. (2001) Auditioning: an actor-friendly guide [i]
  155. (2001) 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]
  156. (2001) Light waves: fine tuning the mind [i]
  157. (2001) Creating conversations: improvisation in everyday discourse [i]
  158. (2001) Theater games for the lone actor [i]
  159. (2001/2015) Managing the unexpected: sustained performance in a complex world [i]
  160. (2000) The films of Mike Leigh: embracing the world [i]
  161. (2000) Play and the power of news [d]
  162. (2000/2003) 58 1/2 ways to improvise in training: improvisation games and activities for workshops, courses, and team meetings [i]
  163. (2000) Creative collaboration [i]
  164. (2000/2011) Accidental genius: using writing to generate your best ideas, insights, and content [i]
  165. (2000) Improvisation, Inc.: harnessing spontaneity to engage people and groups [i]
  166. (2000) Serious play: how the world's best companies simulate to innovate [i]
  167. (2000) An acrobat of the heart: a physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski [i]
  168. (1999) Toward the Zen of performance: music improvisation therapy for the development of self-confidence in the performer [i]
  169. (1999) Intuition and creativity in psychotherapy [d]
  170. (1999) Crooked cucumber: the life and Zen teaching of Shunryū Suzuki [i]
  171. (1999) Impro for storytellers [i]
  172. (1999) Hot groups: seeding them, feeding them, and using them to ignite your organization [i]
  173. (1999) Planned happenstance: constructing unexpected career opportunities [d]
  174. (1999) Is there method in our madness?: improvisation in the practice of museum education [i]
  175. (1999) The timing of adaptive group responses to nonroutine events [d] [j]
  176. (1999) Beyond talk therapy: using movement and expressive techniques in clinical practice [i]
  177. (1998) Moves: a sourcebook of ideas for body awareness and creative movement [i]
  178. (1998) Competing on the edge: strategy as structured chaos [i]
  179. (1998/2001) The inspirational trainer: making your training flexible, spontaneous & creative [i]
  180. (1998/2005) House of games: making theatre from everyday life [i]
  181. (1998) Making it up as we go along: the story of the Albany Free School [i]
  182. (1998) Theatre for community, conflict & dialogue: the Hope is Vital training manual [i]
  183. (1998) The confident performer [i]
  184. (1997) Playing along: 37 learning activities borrowed from improvisational theater [i]
  185. (1997) Do not go naked into your next presentation: nifty little nuggets to quiet the nerves and please the crowd [i]
  186. (1997) Expanding our now: the story of open space technology [i]
  187. (1997) Creativity in performance [i]
  188. (1996) Teatro legislativo [i]
  189. (1996) O arco-íris do desejo: método Boal de teatro e terapia [i]
  190. (1996/1998) Legislative theatre: using performance to make politics [i]
  191. (1996) Dance imagery for technique and performance [i]
  192. (1996) Jamming: the art and discipline of business creativity [i]
  193. (1996) Perfectionism: a sure cure for happiness [i]
  194. (1995) The rainbow of desire: the Boal method of theatre and therapy [i]
  195. (1995/2014) Strategies for creative problem solving [i]
  196. (1995) A handbook for constructive living [i]
  197. (1995) Action theater: the improvisation of presence [i]
  198. (1994) Thinking in jazz: the infinite art of improvisation [i]
  199. (1994) First things first: to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy [i]
  200. (1994) Acts of service: spontaneity, commitment, tradition in the nonscripted theatre [i]
  201. (1994) Truth in comedy: the manual of improvisation [i]
  202. (1994) Wabi-sabi for artists, designers, poets & philosophers [i]
  203. (1994) Devising theatre: a practical and theoretical handbook [i]
  204. (1994) Rehearsals for growth: theater improvisation for psychotherapists [i]
  205. (1993) Surrealist games [i]
  206. (1993) Improvising real life: personal story in playback theatre [i]
  207. (1992) Improvisation starters: a collection of 900 improvisation situations for the theater [i]
  208. (1992) Learning from our errors [i] [d]
  209. (1992/2007) The actor's checklist: creating the complete character [i]
  210. (1991) Thinking beyond patterns: body, language, and situations [i] [u]
  211. (1991/1998) Maxwell's me [i]
  212. (1990) Creativity [i]
  213. (1990) The compass: the improvisational theater that revolutionized American comedy [i]
  214. (1990/2016) Improvisation in drama, theatre and performance: history, practice, theory [i]
  215. (1990) Improvisational therapy: a practical guide for creative clinical strategies [i]
  216. (1990) Free play: improvisation in life and art [i]
  217. (1990) Civilian-based defense: a post-military weapons system [i]
  218. (1990) Creating a character: a physical approach to acting [i]
  219. (1989) Mindfulness [i]
  220. (1989) Flowing bridges, quiet waters: Japanese psychotherapies, Morita and Naikan [i]
  221. (1988/1995) Improvisation through theatre sports: a curriculum to improve acting skills [i]
  222. (1987) The creative edge: fostering innovation where you work [i]
  223. (1987) Kaironomia: on the will-to-invent [i]
  224. (1986/1995) The knowing body: the artist as storyteller in contemporary performance [i]
  225. (1984) Playing ball on running water: the Japanese way to building a better life [i]
  226. (1983) The improvised play: the work of Mike Leigh [i]
  227. (1982) A soprano on her head: right-side-up reflections on life and other performances [i]
  228. (1980/1998) Let's improvise: becoming creative, expressive & spontaneous through drama [i]
  229. (1979) Impro: improvisation and the theatre [i]
  230. (1978/1993) Ways of the hand: the organization of improvised conduct [i]
  231. (1978) Something wonderful right away [i]
  232. (1977) 200 exercícios e jogos para o ator e o não-ator com vontade de dizer algo através do teatro [o]
  233. (1977/2002) Games for actors and non-actors [i]
  234. (1977/1987) Dialogues [i]
  235. (1974/1975) Teatro do oprimido e outras poéticas políticas [o]
  236. (1974/1979) Theater of the oppressed [i]
  237. (1972/1973) Tools for conviviality [i]
  238. (1970/2004) The dancer prepares: modern dance for beginners [i]
  239. (1966/1974) Improvisation [i]
  240. (1963/1999) Improvisation for the theater: a handbook of teaching and directing techniques [i]
  241. (1923/1960) 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]

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