Liquid Art Project starts in Regina

Exciting to start the Liquid Art project in Regina. This project explores live painting and mentorship in the visual arts. It includes live painting workshops, live painting events and an exhibition in summer 2016, RISC partners the Creative City Centre, and new partner Sâkêwêwak Artist Collective are joining us to explore how improvisation and painting can inspire and build community. Emerging artists Larissa Kitchemonia and Geanna Dunbar are working with schools and planning live events, mentored by experienced artists Lionel Peyachew and Josh Goff. Excited to see where it goes, watch this space!

Larissa Kitchemonia, work in progress 

Geanna Dunbar "Do not let the eye fool the mind"

Reacting: Cross theatre, sound, dance jams

A small group of artists meets every second Wednesday on the University of Regina campus  to jam across disciplines using improv techniques, Contact Us through the contact on the homepage contact link for more info and join us!

Mad Scientists in the lab

This summer RISC researcher Dr. David Gerhard and his PhD student Hanlin Hu are working on a new portion of the Isomorphisms for Improvisation project investigating cylindrical isomorphisms with the goal of creating new innovative instrument/interfaces for improvising.

Caught a pic in the lab!

Performing Turtle Island Improvisation Events

Performing Turtle Island Conference
The fantastic Performing Turtle Island conference is coming up soon in Regina and RISC is delighted to be supporting a stream of improvisation events.

Keynote: Petra Kuppers "Salamanders and Survivance: Elemental Play"
Panel: Roundtable: At the Edges of Water and Land: Improvisation and Indigeneity
Book launch: Spontaneous Acts: The Improvisation Studies Reader
Workshop: Meeting Ground with Petra Kuppers

 See schedules and details here:


It is Conference and Festival season!

So many great conferences and festivals in improvisation and improvisation studies! Many of our researchers and partners are speaking or attending one or more of these fantastic events

June 20-21, 2015 


June 5-6, 2015


September 16-21, 2015


Remember: Improvisation Conference/Festival- Applications Close Soon

The big improvisation colloquium at the University of Guelph (attached to the Jazz Festival), and our IICSI partner improvisation colloquium at McGill University (also attached to amazing art events) are both on a theme of improvisation and health (very broadly considered) this year.

Guelph abstracts are due March 15, conference is in September. Info here:

McGill are due March 8, conference is in June. Info here:

Please consider submitting to present or perform at these events. Remember, all researchers and official partners of RISC can apply for funding to go to these conferences, contact Rebecca Caines for more info.

Fighting Monkey Workshop

RISC scholar Charity Marsh reminds us of this amazing upcoming event!


Fighting Monkey workshop - March 8 to 11, 2015

Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea of Rootlessroot are coming to Regina, March 8th to 11th, 2015 for a 4 day movement workshop.

The Fighting Monkey Practice is a provocation to both the individual and the group to adapt to diverse, unknown and even stressful situations. These workshops foster creative movement practices and physical literacies. The Fighting Monkey Practice stresses the role of improvisation and intuition in the body’s reaction to diverse and urgent situations. As we create moments of gesture, dance and survival, complex dimensions of movement are discovered rather than taught

Sunday, March 8th from 2pm to 4pm.
Monday, March 9th to Wednesday, March 11th from 7pm to 9pm.

Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre (2900 13th Avenue)

Workshop is open to teens and adults; movers of all levels of expertise.

Fees are $240 for 8 hours.

Fees are due March 1, 2015.

Please complete the form on the link below to reserve a spot in this workshop.