It's a term we made up for musicians, actors, dancers, poets (and more) combining their talents to express and enhance stories created on the spot! Explore and build skills of focused awareness, collaboration, trust, taking creative risks, and embracing uncertainty through improvised co-creation experiences rooted in the present moment. Join our jams, watch an improvised play, email me to get notified of monthly events. Events co-organized by Kenzie and Ali Pappa.

 

VIRTUAL JAM SESSIONS

SIGN UP for upcoming jam sessions for surprisingly delightful sound worlds:

 

Led by Kenzie Slottow

Led by Carol Anne Bosco

Led by Ali Pappa

VIRTUAL SHOWS

Improvised plays and variety show segments created by improvising musicians and actors on the spot! 

 

August:

Anything Live with Jeremy Moran
WED 8/12 8pm CDT
Twitch channel TBD
 

There will be a chamber improv segment in this variety show!
 

 

September:
THURSDAYS, September 3, 10, 17, 24 at 7:30 PDT

Hideout Theatre twitch channel!




 

"The enemy of art is the absence of limitations." - Orson Welles 

 

We use Conduction - a gestural vocabulary of conducted gestures - mixed with improvisational theater games and concepts to get musicians, actors, spoken word artists and dancers improvising stories and scenes together on the spot. 
 

In our jam sessions and as we livescore improvised plays, we make new friends, trust and elevate each other's unique musical voices, and listen and let ourselves be affected. We know the limitations of virtual artistic collaboration will make us stronger musicians and collaborators when we transition back to in-person music-making, acting, and dancing in the future.

We strive to curate an inclusive, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ forward creative space, welcoming individuals who are visibly or invisibly disabled, including those who are visually-impaired and/or neurodivergent.




 

Chamber Improv

Media from past Sessions & Shows:

WATCH us play an improvised piece on 'We Are Austin,' aired on CBS on February 10, 2020.

LISTEN to us improvise three conducted tunes on KUTX's Eklektikos (aired on February 15th, 2020).

Piece conducted by Kenzie on March 8, 2018

More improv pieces conducted by Dino Deane on March 8, 2018. Kenzie on flute.

© 2020 Kenzie Slottow

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