In a series of dramatic vignettes, Ruth Zapora's memoir Improvisation on the Edge: notes from On and Off the Stage brings alive the brilliance and immediacy of the improvisation process and the intricacies of live on-stage collaboration. Interspersed are reflections on events in Zapora's own life, inside and outside the theater, including putting on shows in war-torn Sarajevo and Kosovo, and apprenticing with a Huichol medicine woman in Chiapas, Mexico.
Ruth Zapora is a performer and director known internationally for her innovative work in physical theater improvisation training. She is the creator of Action Theater, an improvisational performance skill training process that is used in dance and theater institutes all over the world, and a two-time recipient of National Endowment Choreography Fellowships.Recently she was named a Cultural Envoy by the U.S. State Department. She lives in Santa Fe.
Joan Suderland Roshi is the founder of “Awakened Life”: a re-imagining of the Zen koan tradition that is rooted in its original values: life as a process of awakening; meditation, inquiry, imagination, and relationship as ways to discover and deepen that awakening; and creativity and caring for our world as the natural expression of awakening. She contributed one of two forewards to Improvisation. She lives in Santa Fe.
In Creativity On Demand,Michael Gelb teaches a series of simple and potent practices to clear blockages and open the flow of creative
energy. He then reveals how these techniques can be integrated with the
renowned creative mindset and creative process tools he’s taught to individuals and organizations worldwide. The result is Gelb’s most powerful work yet on unlocking our potential to innovate and achieve.
Michael J. Gelb is an internationally renowned author, speaker, and consultant (and, yes, juggler) who helps individuals and organizations worldwide find innovative solutions to their most important challenges. Since 1979, clients such as DuPont, Merck, Microsoft and Nike have been inspired and transformed by his unique, creative approach. He is the author of How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci and Thinking for a Change.