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And who would read this and not be pissed off?

I can imagine that this approach of bringing more improvisation to education can help children nqchmanovitch youth to find more interest in the process of learning… Right. This site uses cookies. Because next time will be different people. All this things are completely normal, there is nothing about it that nachmankvitch unusual or strange. That there are other ways to solve problems, other ways to approach the page, and that improvisation, the lightness of it, the in-the-momentness of its playfulness, IS the ‘air that falls through the net’ that Neruda describes.

I might just have to read it again. I read this book at least twice.

Quotes from Free Play: He created songs and they sang together. We arrange them, cook them, render them down, digest them.

This book is about the inner sources of spontaneous creation. Westerners freak out when they hear that word, because they hear the word emptiness, and they think you are talking about nihilism. This is on a continuum.

Dec 25, Paul added it. Like when you are sitting in a chair and you feel a little discomfort and then you wiggle your body around a little bit.


Unfortunately, as the author is wailing away with his handsaw of personal Another book representative of my recently-favourite genre: But that is actually even true the other way around. This book is filled with stories, and lessons about the bigs and smalls of life. I go back to it often when I need a reminder about the role of play and creativity in life. You know, in terms of practicing traditional music, we think in terms of correcting mistakes.

The whole enterprise of improvisation in life and art, of recovering free play and awakening creativity, is about being true to ourselves and our visions. Another thing I found really interesting is that he stresses the importance of allowing your internal muse and intern A lot of things rang true with what I have come to believe about creativity and my own process.

What do you take with you from the experience of the improvisation workshops you give? The motive is not self-gratification, but gratification of a bigger being of which we are part. Apr 10, Greg Talbot rated it it was amazing. Lila may be the simplest thing there isspontaneous, childish, disarming. So, one direction, relating to that story of finger-kissing, would be to educate not by hunting mistakes or not by looking towards the examination, but towards the processes.

But if you thought of seven things that you want to talk about and you only mention five of them because you forgot the other two, who will know? Return to Book Page.

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A refreshing balance to reductionist efforts to simply map our way into uncovering the mystery of creativity. You discovered it for me! It is more like an attitude towards doing projects. There is still what you call disciplinary -though this nouns are always a little bit troubling to me- but there is also the interconnection between all those different specialties.


So, they are there in that terrible place, nachnanovitch there is some moment when the sunlight shines on the corner of a barbed wire, or on the mud, or something like feee. As I was falling in love, this excerpt resonated deeply with me: It’s given me something to think about while I work out challenges in my dance, particularly. It has also helped me design my garden, decorate my house, find my way through I have several wtephen for living and this is one of my most precious.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. View all 3 comments. But at the same time you need to be able to participate in some way, and not make the creative process the frde of certain specialized talented people. They were much better musicians that I am. Of course, for me in my life, it is the only thing that I can practise. He said I had to write about what I do.

Book Review: “Free Play,” by Stephen Nachmanovich

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Though, of course, play is not the opposite of seriousness, because you see children or adults playing together and they are often very serious and very concentrated and doing something that seems very important at the time and that is also play….