2015 was the first full year of work we have done in our new home in the El Paso, TX - Ciudad Juarez, Mexico border, and what a year it has been! We have accomplished so much in such a short amount of time, and what is most exciting to us, we are GROWING! in2improv has now 11 committed volunteers that are implementing and developing our 3 new long-term programs:
Collaboration with CCOMPAZ
The Cattleya Project
Young IDEA 2013
Young IDEA 2013 was an international multidisciplinary arts-education laboratory that brought together 39 artist/educators from all over the world to collaborate, perform and question our work. We were selected along side Colombian dancer and choreographer Jenny Angelica Angulo Soledad as a team of three to represent Colombia and the US. For 2-weeks we performed for each other, taught each other and discussed the importance of arts education in our respective cultures.The last week of the program we were part of the 8th Congress of the International Drama/Theatre Education Association (IDEA) where we taught workshops for kids, helped with organizing events and the opening and closing ceremonies, organized an improvisation night for congress participants and provided assistance with the assessment of the congress.
in2improv represented Young IDEA 2013 in the General Council Meetings during the week of the congress and presented a report of the program at the UNESCO headquarters after the congress.
To see excerpts of our performance click here.
A Big Project
in2improv had a video broadcasted on December 20th, 2012 as part of the international artistic event A Big Project. This project began in January of 2012 with a group of organizers who sought to gain clarity on where people agreed the world could be better – and to share that message in ways that could open people’s minds and hearts, through art and music. Since then, supporters from more than 97 countries have joined the effort. A Big Project and Arts for Peace (in partnership with dozens of other organizations) called on artists, musicians, and creative types of all kinds to set-off a global renaissance to bring a new sense of hope, possibility and direction for global progress. People from all walks of life participated, including celebrities like Dolly Parton, corporate giants like the Intel Corporation, the United Nations, local politicians, and thousands of citizens from around the globe. This is the video in2improv created to share our vision of a better world: