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Friday, August 26, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - Saturday, August 27, 2022 @ 7:00 pm
IF 2022 is an 24-hour online improvisational arts festival. Now in its third year, this free, multi-disciplinary festival showcases new, improvised performances from 150+ artists from 20+ countries around the world. Featuring jazz legends (Wadada Leo Smith, William Parker), renowned composers (Evelyn Glennie, Susan Alcorn), acclaimed poets (Lorna Crozier and George Elliott Clarke) and some of the most exciting musicians, filmmakers, dancers, poets, comedians and unclassifiable creators working today, IF 2022 is a celebration of the power of in-the-moment creation: the joy and magic of finding a way out of no way.
This year’s theme, “Towards New Futures: Improvising in Transition,” speaks to a current feeling of being in transition between pandemic life and post-pandemic life. It invites our performers and audience alike to re-imagine the world around them and spark positive change.
In addition to its online-only programming, IF 2022 features a free, in-person closing performance by Toronto-based Japanese drumming ensemble Nagata Shachu at Branion Plaza (University of Guelph campus, just outside of the University Centre) on Aug. 27th at 6 p.m. This performance will also be streamed as part of IF 2022 at improvfest.ca/watch.
To view the full line-up and learn more about IF 2022, visit our website: https://improvfest.ca/