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Thinking Spaces with Joel Bakan – Nov. 6

Thinking Spaces presents Joel Bakan for a talk on his new film and book, The New Corporation on Friday, November 6th from 3-4:30 pm (EST).

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Thinking Spaces is Now Online – Oct. 23 with George Lipsitz

IICSI’s Improvisation Reading Group and Speaker Series, Thinking Spaces, is now exploring virtual spaces, with the series continuing online through the fall 2020 semester.

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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

Get your Short Takes from the IICIS’s monthly newsletter ImprovNotes.

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Short Takes – ImprovNotes October 2019

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

Dong-Won Kim leading the percussion ritual at the groundbreaking ceremony for the ImprovLab / Mackinnon building performance arts wing renovations at the University of Guelph.

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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