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The Stone

Ave C and 2nd Street

New York, NY 10009

A New Artists' Space in the East Village,
The Stone is a dedicated performance space for the EXPERIMENTAL and AVANT-GARDE.
the improvisor festival opens at the Stone on August 1, 2010, with the festival reunion of founding
veterans of the A.M.I.C.A. Bunker, celebrating the improvisor's 30 years.




1307 Dodds Ave. Chattanooga TN 37404

Barking Legs is one of the hot spots for diversity and creativity in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  CoPAC (or Contemporary Performing Arts of Chattanooga) is its' nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the work
of contemporary performing artists in the Southeast as well as outside of the region,  presenting work that challenges the barriers that inhibit new growth, and exploration and that pushes outside the prescribed boundaries of the performing arts. A small theater that hosts a Pilates studio, creative dance, contemporary music, bluegrass, rents to and sponsors other arts groups, also maintains outreach programs, arts projects, and classes. Centrally located near the heart of downtown, Barking Legs has been actively involved with free improvisation since it's long history of bringing innovative performances to Chattanooga


The Bottletree Music Cafe 

3719  3rd Avenue South,

Birmingham, Alabama 35222

Swish green cafe, healthy menu Lunch & Dinner served Tuesday - Saturday 11am til 9 pm  Bar menu 'til close Sunday brunch 11am til 3pm specializes in the new music/weird bands/electronica/folk/media/improvisation. A great hide-away for music. What could be more exciting that the appearance of Col. Bruce Hampton with the Shaking Ray Levi's on our "Dixie Fried Southern Weirdness" night,  Friday the 13th of August! 
$15 ticketed


Children's Dance Foundation

Community Arts Center

1715 27th Ct. S.

Homewood, AL 35209

Children's Dance Foundation (CDF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1975. Our programs celebrate
the creative spirit and potential in all of us. CDF is grounded by the belief that dance is a powerful and profound experience for all ages and abilities. Our mission is to provide comprehensive dance education for all, enriching the spirit, enlivening the imagination, and celebrating community.


234 West Hancock Avenue
Athens, GA 30601

Ciné screens a variety of intriguing films from a broad spectrum of countries and cultures. the program at Ciné in Athens is much like those of European art house theaters and selected art venues in the United States. Most importantly; Ciné has its own personality through carefully selected films by movie savvy individuals and as a place for Athens film lovers to meet and exchange their views. Cine' is also the scene of alternative music and events. The Ciné building at Athens' West Hancock Avenue, housed -from the 1940's on a post office extension, a car showroom, and most recently the Snow Tire Company Recap Plant. The outside of the barrel roofed, yellow brick box has been renovated, the historic tin ceiling preserved, and the rest of the empty inside transformed into a modern, industrial space. The well known "Old Snow Tire" building, with its ideal downtown location and its ample 10,000 square feet foot print, has been converted into a new, lively, and stimulating gathering space for Athenians.


290 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Atlanta, GA 30312
Established in 1998, Eyedrum is a non-profit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music and new media in its gallery space. Through frequent performances, Eyedrum promotes music of all genres. The monthly "Improvisation Night" is dedicated to the exploration/experimentation of music and sound.

Pepper Place  (festival headquarters)
2901 2nd Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Birmingham's design and entertainment destination in the historic Lakeview District houses shops, galleries,  
a coffee house, a Winery, restaurants, a garden, the Farmer's Market and now,

Pepper Place is
the improvisor festival headquarters! 
Check out  the schedule for what's happening during the week and at keynote weekend events!  Concerts, Workshops, interactive events, music & spoken word, at New Forest Contemplative Center, The Farmer's Market  hosts our Children's Workshop Series, accoustic & electronic music at the Red Cat, and featuring the Spaceship Saturn Sun Ra Tribute at The Winery!  Enjoy our select commemorative the improvisor wine series, from Wills Creek Vineyards, and plan on getting yourself  (and the kids) on down to the Pepper Place often!
Artist Recordings, improvisor caps, posters, programs and shirts on sale at the improvisor Headquarters!


500 23rd Street South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Dynamic and state of the art audio, concert hall acoustics, lighting and expandable multi-tiered cabaret style seating, WorkPlay is the performance space unrivaled in the Southeast. More than just a music venue WorkPlay has showcased poetry slams, live theater, comedy, independent films, and improv!  If it can be staged, it's been at WorkPlay!

the improvisor festival stages its grand opening "Magic City Meltdown" in Birmingham, Alabama at WorkPlay!  A showcase of performances, beginning at 7:00 featuring tribal fusion bellydance, actors, musicians, wheelchair dance, and body sculptures opening for improvisational superstars Henry Kaiser, Andrea Centazzo,
Chris Cochrane,  Ut Gret, Gino Robair, Killick, Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, Matt Kimbrell, 
and others...  
$15 (ticketed)

Bare Hands Gallery
109 21st St. South
Birmingham, AL 35233
BARE HANDS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit alternative space for the exhibition of contemporary art works in all media, unique in its focus on Birmingham area artists presents work by both emerging and established Birmingham and regional artists. It strives to educate the public about the cultural importance of contemporary art and artists in Alabama. Through exhibitions, performances, arts education, and community outreach BARE HANDS is one of the most vital of the grass roots galleries in town.

Grey Gables
115 Moody Street
Montevallo, AL 35115

Site of concerts & soire's,  previous generation AC Temple, hybrids, home of Them Natives, entice & invite foreigners and locals to present shows of the most vibratory weirdness, Southerners have seen running naked outside of music. Sneak preview of the improvisor festival,  July 29 Satellite Concert at Grey Gables in Montevallo, Alabama.    With Pony Bones (Atlanta, GA) free-form death blues; Yakuza Dance Mob (Birmingham) party noise;   Jefferson Mayday (Columbia, SC) free jazz drumming;    Gashy (Atlanta, GA) unconscious balladeer;  Cedro Danado (Montevallo) southern gothicetry/minimalism;   Karst (Montevallo) quiet one-woman fiddle and found object percussions;    
Tea Time with Flaura (Montevallo) tea kettle performance and singing..what's to miss?


North Midtown Arts Center
121 Millsaps Avenue
Jackson, Mississippi

Wayward Music
In the Chapel Performance Space on the fourth floor of the Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
Nonsequitur and a consortium of affiliated organizations and artists present this concert series
of adventurous/"experimental" music ten times per month in the gorgeous Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center
: modern & contemporary classical, out jazz & improvisation, electronic/computer music, ambient, minimalism, sound art, microtonality, phonography, sound poetry, and other unlikely hybrids.