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im·prov

 (ĭm′prŏv′)
n. Informal
1. Improvisation: practiced improv with my acting class.
2. An improvisation: did a funny improv about looking for a job.

improv

(ˈɪmprɒv)
n
improvised performance, esp by a comedian

im•prov•i•sa•tion

(ɪmˌprɒv əˈzeɪ ʃən, ˌɪm prə və-)

n.
1. an act of improvising.
2. something improvised.
[1780–90]
Translations

improv

[ˈɪmprɒv] nimpro f

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This year's MIF includes 58 improv acts from all over the world, including groups and individuals from Israel, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Australia, the United States, Spain, Colombia, France and Venezuela.
A foundational tenet of improv is "saying yes," which sometimes lends itself to criticism that it's a cult, like the positive-think world of self-help types like Tony Robbins.
Our Funny Girls' curriculum uses improv games as a way to practice leadership skills.
The Onion's parody hit on an uncomfortable truth about the improv world: For much of its history, improv has been a straight white man's game.
Another young woman in the audience was cajoled onstage, asked to remove her shoe and use her sock as a puppet to do some improv dialogue.
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Yes, there was improv before Spolin--actors have been improvising in character at least since the days of commedia dell'arte--but Wasson is referring to the modern American brand of improv.