Improvisation in the Arts and Everyday Life: A Weekend of Performances, Dialogues, and Seminars


Fire At Sea (After Turner), by Curtis Goldstein

In a world where the only constant is change, the increased interest in improvisation across a wide variety of disciplines is not surprising. This focus on improvisation indicates a greater awareness of the general unpredictability of a future where rules, guidelines, and planning ever more quickly become obsolete and force unforeseen (the literal meaning of the Latin world im-provisio) actions. It also explains the premium contemporary society puts on spontaneity, inventiveness, and creativity. “Improvisation in the Arts and Everyday Life” brings together experts on improvisation from various fields to explore recent advances in our understanding of improvisation, its history and cultural significance, and its relevance in today’s society.

We are grateful for the generous support from OhioHumanities, BGSU, the College of Arts & Sciences, and ECAP.

Click below and listen to the WBGU interview Mark Zaborney held with Rob Wallace and Edgar Landgraf on April 9, 2015.

Updated: 04/30/2019 10:50AM