Improvisation, deciding what to do or not do in the moment, is an integral part of a dance and performance art. Improvisation is often used as a tool to create material for choreographed dance pieces, however improvisation is a powerful art and mode of performance in itself. Improvised performance, or “happenings” can be incredibly engaging for its viewers. It is not predetermined, and is being made spontaneously in the moment.
UM Dancers spontaneously organize improvisational “happenings” that are performed on, around and off the university campus. Dancers can be found performing regularly at First Friday events, in museums, galleries, in festivals and on street corners. Keep your eyes peeled!