A TRICENTENNIAL CONFERENCE: IMPROV ACROSS THE ARTS

November 30-December 2, 2018

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New Orleans, LA

Join us for a dynamic conference bringing together internationally known performers, artists and scholars in an exploration of improvisation across the arts – cuisine, music, literature, visual arts, politics and oral history.

Zarouhie Abdalian | Courtney Bryan | Ben Burkett Mel Chin | Theo Eliezer | Randy Fertel | Ham Fish Paul Goussot | Chris Kaminstein | Richard McCarthy | Stephen Nachmanovitch | Davia Nelson Jenna Sherry | Gwen Thompkins | Rob Wallace | Alice Waters | Matt Wuerker

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE

FRI. NOVEMBER 30

CULINARY KICK-OFF

The New Orleans Jazz Museum 5:30 - 8:30pm

The conference kicks off with a special presentation on improv in culinary arts and foodways with guests Alice Waters, Ben Burkett , Davia Nelson and Richard McCarthy. Followed by a reception with samples from local restaurants including Shaba, GW Fins, and Coquette. Cocktails by Cure.

For more information and to purchase tickets see link above.

SAT. DECEMBER 1

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

The New Orleans Jazz Museum 9:00am OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS/LITERARY IMPROV 10:00am THINKING AS NATURE THINKS 11:30am EXPERIMENTAL THEATER/LONG-FORM IMPROV 2:00pm DIALOGUE & DEMONSTRATION: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY EXPLORATION 3:30pm VISUAL ARTS/AUGMENTED REALITY 4:30pm THE DARKER SIDE OF IMPROV: POLITICS

Sessions are free and open to the public, but guests are strongly advised to pre-register. Follow link above for more information and tickets.


COURTNEY BRYAN QUARTET

The George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center 8:00pm

In conjunction with The Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, the performance is free and open to the public. Please see above link for more information.

SUN. DECEMBER 2

MASTER CLASS WORKSHOPS

New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts 11:00 - 1:00pm

Deeper model workshops designed to engage audiences in further dialogue and practice in 5 areas - jazz, classical, theatre, oral history and integrated arts.

SILENT FILM SCREENING OF SNOW WHITE with Live Improvised Accompaniment

The Historic New Orleans Collection 4:00pm

The Historic New Orleans Collection presents the silent film SNOW WHITE (1916) with live improvisatory musical accompaniment by Paul Goussot, organist of the historic Dom Bédos organ (built 1748) at the Abbey of Sainte-Croix in Bordeaux, France.