Disruption does not always drive the most monumental or ingenious innovation. The stress of running from wolves is hardly conducive to good planning.
Necessity and desperation are portrayed as the prime motivators of innovative behaviour, but in reality, stability and holistic incentives go a long way to freeing up creative energy.
Training in improvisational theatre enables health professionals to learn deeper empathy, as well as mental agility and other clinical skills.
Health professionals need a dose of drama in their training to build clinical and interpersonal skills.
While improv comedy in the classroom might nurture your child’s stage talent, it’s also a highly effective way of teaching literacy. Pictured here, La Ligue d'Improvisation Montréalaise.
In the elementary classroom, improv can nurture a collaborative and creative climate in which even reticent kids want to participate.
Some musicians believe certain instruments, such as the trumpet, are more ‘masculine’.
Women are disturbingly under-represented in Australian jazz, with relatively few female composers and instrumentalists. What's holding them back? And what can be done about it?
Jazz in the classroom not only teaches children to play instruments; they may also learn a range of essential life skills.
Many middle-class parents buy classical CDs because it is supposed to make their kids clever. But a jazz-loving academic has started using her favourite genre in early childhood learning.
Carlo Mobelli on the bass.
South African jazz is experiencing a new wave like seldom before. One of its strongest proponents, jazz veteran Carlo Mombelli, has just released a new album.
Orchestra of nature: artist Bartholomäus Traubeck has converted pieces of trees into music.
Eric C Bryan
What is the music of trees? German artist Bartholomäus Traubeck spun slices of logs on turntables that translate their textures and annual rings into music. Traubeck calls the result Years, and I played…