Improvisation for a Catastrophe (APA2006.01) (level changed as of 5/9/2022)

Susan Sgorbati

This class will examine and practice improvisation and complex systems capacities: self-organization, emergence, amplification and pattern recognition. We will explore, movement, sonic, visual and political forms of this work. We will discover when improvisation practices lead to resilient and regenerative outcomes and when they are activated and disperse.

Students will compose their own improvisational solo and ensemble practices and focus them on the area of their interest. We will attempt to understand ‘catastrophe’ and how to navigate challenges through an improvisation practice.

Learning Outcomes:
Improvisation skills
Complex systems analysis

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Please contact Susan Sgorbati ( for registration information.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 2
W 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

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