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Coming Soon! 24 Hours of Improvised Art

IF 2020, a 24-hour online improvisation festival, featuring 100+ unique, original performances by 150+ international artists of all disciplines, will take place this August.

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Black Lives Matter Statement

We at the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation want to express our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and with the protesters around the world who have been standing up against police killings and systemic and structural anti-Black racism that causes them to occur.

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News on the ImprovLab & MacKinnon Reno.

Work is underway on our ImprovLab and the University of Guelph College of Arts MacKinnon Building renewal and expansion!

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Join us for the culminating performance of the 2019-2020 Improviser-in-Residence!

On Friday, January 24th IICSI is thrilled to co-present this year’s Improviser-in-Residence, Marianne Trudel at The Guelph Lecture—On Being 2020.

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Marianne Trudel at ArtsEverywhere!

IICSI is co-presenting Marianne Trudel in performance with the Guelph Symphony Orchestra, the Gryphon Singers, the Guelph Youth Jazz Ensemble, and guest accompanists Philip Mayer and Ben Finley at The ArtsEverywhere Festival Guelph Lecture—On Being 2020 (Friday Jan. 24)!

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Short Takes – ImprovNotes November 2019

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Short Takes – ImprovNotes October 2019

Short Takes from the October 2019 edition of ImprovNotes – IICSI’s monthly newsletter.

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ImprovLab Groundbreaking with photos

ImprovNotes news on our groundbreaking ceremony for our new CFI funded ImprovLab facility and the renovations of the performing arts wing of the University of Guelph MacKinnon building happened on October 24, 2019 with photos.

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MacKinnon Groundbreaking Ceremony

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a groundbreaking ceremony for the new CFI funded ImprovLab facility and the renovations of the performing arts wing of the University of Guelph MacKinnon building!

Guelph welcomes Belfast, Mexico City, and Ottawa!

The IICSI, is expanding its research partnerships and is delighted to welcome three new partners next week, for planning and project development meetings.

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