How can we as improvisers approach organisation?
This page is specificially meant to discuss the ways in which we create the support/circumstances for improvisation practice to happen.
(conversely, for a discussion of Structures for the Improvisation moment itself look here.)
Short of seeing improvisation as a daily personal attitude, improvisation work always involves some degree of organisation. How do we go about this? Are we forced to use the traditional forms of organising, or are there (already?) alternatives that stay closer to an improvisation perspective?
For example, with the WhatIIIF festival, the real-world counterpart to this digital knowledge base, we are experimenting concretely with the form of an improvisation festival (or conference):
Can the programme/schedule of a festival or a conference about improvisation come about improvisationally, once the most basic frame (dates, time, space) are set?
What is further needed to ensure clarity/quality of the time that we spend with each other?
SIMPLICITY FOR 10 MINUTES
As we improvisationally organized our improvisational festival, we added a threshold of simplicity of 10 minutes between each block of activity. It was a reminder to trust the simplicity, trust the doing of little, the small repetitions, not producing, not getting louder or more active. Keep it simple and how? “either do something, or don’t do anything.” But do that thing with all your heart, simply.