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MFA Program Leader
Seeking 10-15 movement artists willing to share their voices and blend of cultural influences, as well as to collaborate with local community members around the plantation. Strong improvisational skills a plus - including background in multiple disciplines such as Contemporary, African, Hip Hop, Folk, Freestyle, Etc. All shapes, sizes and ages.
Paid: Project fee
Movement Artists will be engaged as investigators, performers, and storytellers and have the chance to be featured in a short film with international showings. We will start by uncovering the baseline of our engagement (expectations and perceptions of this symbolic place) and move through improvisational exercises, written reflections and conversations.
Interested participants may use the contact form below. Please include photos, statement of interest, experience and any available links to work.
Meet and greet
Warm up exercises
Improv/Movement Writing Exercises
Observations and Discussion
SITE VISIT/ TOUR
June 13th and 14th
Available and Recommended but not mandatory
July 16th and 17th
Screen footage and feedback on images
As a Louisiana native, I have always understood that the mixing of cultures here was unique, powerful and troublesome at the same time and have always felt indebted to those who have shaped this land.
It is my understanding, after my research, that narratives - both the ones that we receive and the ones that we create - are powerful agents of our evolution. With all of the feedback I have been receiving, it has become clear to me that new, more empowering narratives are greatly desired I also recognize that this is a sensitive context. My goal in this project is to address this in whatever small way we can by both: creating a strong visual statement that challenges static images, and, by providing a space for people to contribute new narratives around one specific site in the effort to highlight anything of value that perhaps has not gotten enough attention in history books. I recognize that I am not the first, nor will I be the last to do this and that this is very much a collaborative effort. I greatly appreciate everyone's time, energy, and guidance.