How to improvise

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

  1. () Structure that's not stifling: how to give your people essential direction—without shutting them down [u]
  2. () Was Bo Diddley a buddha?: and other thoughts on the art of improvisation [u]
  3. () Jazz musicians reveal role of expectancy in human creativity [p] [d]
  4. () The construction of meaning within free improvising groups: a qualitative psychological investigation [d]
  5. () Creative cognition and brain network dynamics [p] [d]
  6. () Increasing cognitive-emotional flexibility with meditation and hypnosis: the cognitive neuroscience of de-automatization [i]
  7. Ajay Heble & Mark Laver [ed] () Improvisation and music education: beyond the classroom [i]
  8. () The construct of mindfulness amidst and along conceptions of rationality [i] [d]
  9. Christopher Olsen [ed] () Acting comedy [i]
  10. () The neuroscience of musical improvisation [p] [d]
  11. () Pedagogical applications of cognitive research on musical improvisation [p] [d]
  12. () Innovating minds: rethinking creativity to inspire change [i]
  13. () A practical guide to ensemble devising [i]
  14. () Constructing knowledge art: an experiential perspective on crafting participatory representations [i] [d]
  15. () Surprisability and practical rationality: knowledge advancement through the explication of interpretation [i] [d]
  16. () Improvisation facilitates divergent thinking and creativity: realizing a benefit of primary school arts education [d]
  17. () Conversational English: teaching spontaneity [i] [d]
  18. () How do artists learn and what can educators learn from them? [u]
  19. () Inventive negotiation: getting beyond yes [i] [d]
  20. () Hear, listen, play!: how to free your student's aural, improvisation, and performance skills [i]
  21. () Screenwriting in a digital era [i] [d]
  22. () Connecting to create: expertise in musical improvisation is associated with increased functional connectivity between premotor and prefrontal areas [p] [d]
  23. () 'Yes, and': acceptance, resistance, and change in improv, aikido, and psychotherapy [u]
  24. () Improvisation on the edge: notes from on and off the stage [i]
  25. () Breaking away from set patterns of thinking: improvisation and divergent thinking [d]
  26. () Using ecological momentary assessment to understand a construction worker's daily disruptions and decisions [d]
  27. () Improvisation in the cloud: devised theatre in support of problem-finding [i] [d]
  28. () The practice level in participatory design rationale: studying practitioner moves and choices [i] [d]
  29. () Catch the fire: an art-full guide to unleashing the creative power of youth, adults and communities [i]
  30. () The art of negotiation: how to improvise agreement in a chaotic world [i]
  31. () The little book of talent: 52 tips for improving skills [i]
  32. () Evaluative and generative modes of thought during the creative process [d]
  33. () Habitual creativity: revising habit, reconceptualizing creativity [d]
  34. () Who killed creativity—and how we can get it back?: seven essential strategies to make yourself, your team and your organisation more innovative [i]
  35. () What is systemic about systemic therapy?: therapy models muddle embodied systemic practice [d]
  36. () The agile mind [i]
  37. () Neural correlates of lyrical improvisation: an fMRI study of freestyle rap [d]
  38. () Committed but closed-minded: when making a specific plan for a goal hinders success [d]
  39. () Transformative art: art as means for long-term neurocognitive change [d]
  40. () A psycho-linguistic study on adult playfulness: its hierarchical structure and theoretical considerations [d]
  41. () Just start: take action, embrace uncertainty, create the future [i]
  42. () The cloud of knowing: blurring the difference with China [d]
  43. () Planning and improvisation: complementary facets of organizational work [u]
  44. () The innovator's DNA: mastering the five skills of disruptive innovators [i]
  45. () Forum theatre for bystanders: a new model for gender violence prevention [d]
  46. () Descriptions of improvisational thinking by artist-level jazz musicians [d]
  47. () Overcome resistance and get out of your own way [u]
  48. () The lean startup: how today's entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses [i]
  49. () Artistry unleashed: a guide to pursuing great performance in work and life [i]
  50. () Your creative brain: seven steps to maximize imagination, productivity, and innovation in your life [i]
  51. () Reconsidering the trade-off between expertise and flexibility: a cognitive entrenchment perspective [d]
  52. () Gamestorming: a playbook for innovators, rulebreakers, and changemakers [i]
  53. () Zen in the workplace: applying anti-structure to enhance structure [u]
  54. () Using 'shocks and rumors' to teach adaptive thinking [d]
  55. () Psychological flexibility as a fundamental aspect of health [d]
  56. () Novelty as a dimension in the affective brain [d]
  57. () Narrative development in improvisational theatre [i] [d]
  58. (/2014) The Frantic Assembly book of devising theatre [i]
  59. () The funny thing about mediation: a rationale for the use of humor in mediation [u]
  60. () Think, blink or sleep on it?: the impact of modes of thought on complex decision making [d]
  61. Tudor Rickards, Mark A. Runco, & Susan Moger [ed] () The Routledge companion to creativity [i]
  62. () Distributed creativity: how collective creations emerge from collaboration [d]
  63. () Presencing Institute toolbook [u]
  64. () Remembering to laugh and explore: improvisational activities for literacy teaching in urban classrooms [u]
  65. Gabriel Solis & Bruno Nettl [ed] () Musical improvisation: art, education, and society [i]
  66. () Grounded improvisation [i]
  67. () The Zen doctrine of 'no-method' [d]
  68. () Negotiation nimbleness when cultural differences are unidentified [i] [u]
  69. () Psychophysical acting: an intercultural approach after Stanislavski [i]
  70. () Decision support in turbulent and high-velocity environments [i] [d]
  71. () Improvisation in organizations [i]
  72. () Distributed knowing: a conversation with Philippe Descola [o]
  73. () Invention and public dialogue: lessons from rhetorical theories [d]
  74. () Neural substrates of spontaneous musical performance: an fMRI study of jazz improvisation [d]
  75. () The Second City guide to improv in the classroom: using improvisation to teach skills and boost learning [i]
  76. () Memorization by a jazz musician: a case study [d]
  77. () Acting out of habits—can Theatre of the Oppressed promote change?: Boal's theatre methods in relation to Bourdieu's concept of habitus [d]
  78. () Mike Leigh on Mike Leigh [i]
  79. () The human contribution: unsafe acts, accidents and heroic recoveries [i]
  80. () The improv handbook: the ultimate guide to improvising in comedy, theater, and beyond [i]
  81. () Liberating voices: a pattern language for communication revolution [i]
  82. () Truth: personas, needs, and flaws in the art of building actors and creating characters [i]
  83. () Emergent pedagogy: learning to enjoy the uncontrollable—and make it productive [d]
  84. () Making a performance: devising histories and contemporary practices [i]
  85. Elizabeth Hallam & Tim Ingold [ed] () Creativity and cultural improvisation [i]
  86. (/2008) Improv encyclopedia [u]
  87. () The expressive actor: integrated voice, movement, and acting training [i]
  88. () Group genius: the creative power of collaboration [i]
  89. () Drop your tools: on reconfiguring management education [d]
  90. () The music of form: rethinking organization in writing [j]
  91. (/2008) Acting and how to be good at it [i]
  92. () Management as a design science mindful of art and surprise: a conversation [d]
  93. () Writing for the screen: beyond the gospel of story [u]
  94. Patricia Shaw & Ralph D. Stacey [ed] () Experiencing risk, spontaneity and improvisation in organizational change: working live [i]
  95. () Shaping the game: the new leader's guide to effective negotiating [i]
  96. () Faith, evidence, and action: better guesses in an unknowable world [d]
  97. () Manual for Jim Rough's dynamic facilitation method [u]
  98. () Improvisation and negotiation: expecting the unexpected [d]
  99. () Improvisation and mediation: balancing acts [d]
  100. () The viewpoints book: a practical guide to viewpoints and composition [i]
  101. () Virtuoso teams: lessons from teams that changed their worlds [i]
  102. () How now: 100 ways to celebrate the present moment [i]
  103. () Riding a wave: embodied skills and colonial history on the Amazon floodplain [d]
  104. () The ten faces of innovation: IDEO's strategies for beating the devil's advocate & driving creativity throughout your organization [i] [u]
  105. () Improv wisdom: don't prepare, just show up [i]
  106. () The 'something more' than interpretation revisited: sloppiness and co-creativity in the psychoanalytic encounter [and comments] [p] [d]
  107. () Deep listening: a composer's sound practice [i]
  108. () Unfreezing the future: exploring the dynamic of time in organizational change [d]
  109. () How forgetting aids heuristic inference [d]
  110. () Why devise? Why now? Why breathe? [d]
  111. () Authentic or not, it's original [d]
  112. Daniel Fischlin & Ajay Heble [ed] () The other side of nowhere: jazz, improvisation, and communities in dialogue [i]
  113. (/2010) Luck is no accident: making the most of happenstance in your life and career [i]
  114. () The hothouse effect: intensify creativity in your organization using secrets from history's most innovative communities [i]
  115. () The intercultural performance handbook [i]
  116. () The present moment in psychotherapy and everyday life [i]
  117. Aaron Williamon [ed] () Musical excellence: strategies and techniques to enhance performance [i] [d]
  118. Ann Cooper Albright & David Gere [ed] () Taken by surprise: a dance improvisation reader [i]
  119. () More balls than hands: juggling your way to success by learning to love your mistakes [i]
  120. () Working identity: unconventional strategies for reinventing your career [i]
  121. () Wabi sabi: the Japanese art of impermanence [i]
  122. () Improv yourself: business spontaneity at the speed of thought [i]
  123. () Intuition at work: why developing your gut instincts will make you better at what you do [i]
  124. () The unplanned career: how to turn curiosity into opportunity: a guide and workbook [i]
  125. () Fostering client creativity in family therapy: a process research study [d]
  126. () Meditation in higher education: the next wave? [d]
  127. () Improvised dialogues: emergence and creativity in conversation [i]
  128. () Group creativity: music, theater, collaboration [i]
  129. () The blind men and the elephant: mastering project work: how to transform fuzzy responsibilities into meaningful results [i]
  130. Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb & Nancy Amendt-Lyon [ed] () Creative license: the art of gestalt therapy [i]
  131. () The creative habit: learn it and use it for life: a practical guide [i]
  132. () Electracy and pedagogy [u]
  133. () The perfect wrong note: learning to trust your musical self [i]
  134. Daniel J. Wiener & Linda K. Oxford [ed] () Action therapy with families and groups: using creative arts improvisation in clinical practice [i]
  135. () Pro choices: the right to laugh [i]
  136. () Improvise this!: how to think on your feet so you don't fall on your face [i]
  137. () Book on acting: improvisation technique for the professional actor in film, theater & television [i]
  138. () Acting on impulse: the art of making improv theater [i]
  139. (/2011) Flexibility: the key to a healthy personality [u]
  140. () How to stay stuck in the wrong career [p] [u]
  141. Ken N. Kamoche, Miguel Pina e Cunha, & João Vieira da Cunha [ed] () Organizational improvisation [i]
  142. () Brainsketching and how it differs from brainstorming [d]
  143. () The leader's edge: six creative competencies for navigating complex challenges [i]
  144. Nicole Potter [ed] () Movement for actors [i]
  145. () Learning to exercise timely action now: toward a theory and practice of timely action [u]
  146. () To sing like a river—opening the voice [i]
  147. () A big new free happy unusual life: self-expression and spiritual practice for those who have time for neither [i]
  148. () Body, voice, imagination: a training for the actor [i]
  149. () When plans change: examining how people evaluate timing changes in work organizations [d] [j]
  150. () Through the body: a practical guide to physical theatre [i]
  151. (/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]
  152. () Relax, it's only uncertainty: lead the way when the way is changing [i]
  153. () The performer's guide to the collaborative process [i]
  154. () Training to imagine: practical improvisational theatre techniques for trainers and managers to enhance creativity, teamwork, leadership, and learning [i]
  155. () Auditioning: an actor-friendly guide [i]
  156. () 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]
  157. () Light waves: fine tuning the mind [i]
  158. () Creating conversations: improvisation in everyday discourse [i]
  159. () Theater games for the lone actor [i]
  160. (/2015) Managing the unexpected: sustained performance in a complex world [i]
  161. () The films of Mike Leigh: embracing the world [i]
  162. () Play and the power of news [d]
  163. (/2003) 58 1/2 ways to improvise in training: improvisation games and activities for workshops, courses, and team meetings [i]
  164. () Creative collaboration [i]
  165. (/2011) Accidental genius: using writing to generate your best ideas, insights, and content [i]
  166. () Improvisation, Inc.: harnessing spontaneity to engage people and groups [i]
  167. () Serious play: how the world's best companies simulate to innovate [i]
  168. () An acrobat of the heart: a physical approach to acting inspired by the work of Jerzy Grotowski [i]
  169. () Toward the Zen of performance: music improvisation therapy for the development of self-confidence in the performer [i]
  170. () Intuition and creativity in psychotherapy [d]
  171. () Crooked cucumber: the life and Zen teaching of Shunryū Suzuki [i]
  172. () Impro for storytellers [i]
  173. () Hot groups: seeding them, feeding them, and using them to ignite your organization [i]
  174. () Planned happenstance: constructing unexpected career opportunities [d]
  175. () Is there method in our madness?: improvisation in the practice of museum education [i]
  176. () The timing of adaptive group responses to nonroutine events [d] [j]
  177. Daniel J. Wiener [ed] () Beyond talk therapy: using movement and expressive techniques in clinical practice [i]
  178. () Moves: a sourcebook of ideas for body awareness and creative movement [i]
  179. () Competing on the edge: strategy as structured chaos [i]
  180. (/2001) The inspirational trainer: making your training flexible, spontaneous & creative [i]
  181. (/2005) House of games: making theatre from everyday life [i]
  182. () Making it up as we go along: the story of the Albany Free School [i]
  183. () Theatre for community, conflict & dialogue: the Hope is Vital training manual [i]
  184. () The confident performer [i]
  185. () Playing along: 37 learning activities borrowed from improvisational theater [i]
  186. () Do not go naked into your next presentation: nifty little nuggets to quiet the nerves and please the crowd [i]
  187. () Expanding our now: the story of open space technology [i]
  188. R. Keith Sawyer [ed] () Creativity in performance [i]
  189. () Teatro legislativo [i]
  190. () O arco-íris do desejo: método Boal de teatro e terapia [i]
  191. (/1998) Legislative theatre: using performance to make politics [i]
  192. () Dance imagery for technique and performance [i]
  193. () Jamming: the art and discipline of business creativity [i]
  194. () Perfectionism: a sure cure for happiness [i]
  195. () The rainbow of desire: the Boal method of theatre and therapy [i]
  196. (/2014) Strategies for creative problem solving [i]
  197. () A handbook for constructive living [i]
  198. () Action theater: the improvisation of presence [i]
  199. () Thinking in jazz: the infinite art of improvisation [i]
  200. () First things first: to live, to love, to learn, to leave a legacy [i]
  201. () Acts of service: spontaneity, commitment, tradition in the nonscripted theatre [i]
  202. () Truth in comedy: the manual of improvisation [i]
  203. () Wabi-sabi for artists, designers, poets & philosophers [i]
  204. () Devising theatre: a practical and theoretical handbook [i]
  205. () Rehearsals for growth: theater improvisation for psychotherapists [i]
  206. () Surrealist games [i]
  207. () Improvising real life: personal story in playback theatre [i]
  208. () Improvisation starters: a collection of 900 improvisation situations for the theater [i]
  209. () Learning from our errors [i] [d]
  210. (/2007) The actor's checklist: creating the complete character [i]
  211. () Thinking beyond patterns: body, language, and situations [i] [u]
  212. (/1998) Maxwell's me [i]
  213. () Creativity [i]
  214. () The compass: the improvisational theater that revolutionized American comedy [i]
  215. (/2016) Improvisation in drama, theatre and performance: history, practice, theory [i]
  216. () Improvisational therapy: a practical guide for creative clinical strategies [i]
  217. () Free play: improvisation in life and art [i]
  218. () Civilian-based defense: a post-military weapons system [i]
  219. () Creating a character: a physical approach to acting [i]
  220. () Mindfulness [i]
  221. David K. Reynolds [ed] () Flowing bridges, quiet waters: Japanese psychotherapies, Morita and Naikan [i]
  222. (/1995) Improvisation through theatre sports: a curriculum to improve acting skills [i]
  223. () The creative edge: fostering innovation where you work [i]
  224. () Kaironomia: on the will-to-invent [i]
  225. (/1995) The knowing body: the artist as storyteller in contemporary performance [i]
  226. () Playing ball on running water: the Japanese way to building a better life [i]
  227. () The improvised play: the work of Mike Leigh [i]
  228. () A soprano on her head: right-side-up reflections on life and other performances [i]
  229. (/1998) Let's improvise: becoming creative, expressive & spontaneous through drama [i]
  230. () Impro: improvisation and the theatre [i]
  231. (/1993) Ways of the hand: the organization of improvised conduct [i]
  232. () Something wonderful right away [i]
  233. () 200 exercícios e jogos para o ator e o não-ator com vontade de dizer algo através do teatro [o]
  234. (/2002) Games for actors and non-actors [i]
  235. (/1987) Dialogues [i]
  236. (/1975) Teatro do oprimido e outras poéticas políticas [o]
  237. (/1979) Theater of the oppressed [i]
  238. (/1973) Tools for conviviality [i]
  239. (/2004) The dancer prepares: modern dance for beginners [i]
  240. (/1974) Improvisation [i]
  241. (/1999) Improvisation for the theater: a handbook of teaching and directing techniques [i]
  242. (/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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14th edition, last updated: 18 November 2018
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