Performing : The Southwest Improvisers Convergence– Pidgin Palace Arts, Tucson, Arizona

February 19th 2023- Michael Begay & Thollem co-facilitate an all-star improvisers event with Chelsey Lee Trejo, Edie Tsong, Chris Jonas, Red Cell, Carlos Santistevan, Igloo Martian, Dan Howarth, Rob Wallace, Cyrus Campbell, Brian McOmber, Naïm Amor, Lauren Sarah Hayes, and Navajo (Diné) Nation Poet Laureate Laura Tohe. In the afternoon, the musicians will play a continuous series of short sets in revolving configurations throughout the Pidgin Palace Arts compound. This will be accompanied by a first time ever 4-hour screening of ACVilla’s 2016 video project Who Are US. In the evening, the ensembles will converge to perform spontaneous compositions, as well as pieces by composers Michael Begay and Raven Chacon.