Leeway, in partnership with PhillyCam and Artist U, presents Re-count a panel discussion with performing and media artists on documenting performance.
Documentation of performance can include photography, video or sound recording. Documentation is a vital tool for performing artists and is necessary for marketing, archiving, grant applications, and even collaborating. In this workshop, performing and media artists will come together to discuss best practices to ensure great documentation of performance, including spoken word, dance and theater.
The panel will take place on Tuesday April 30 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Leeway office (1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832).
Denice is an award-winning poet, lyricist, and educator, whose multicultural upbringing inspires her to explore the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and the “in-betweeness” that exists in us all. She is the 2013 Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, making her the #1 ranked female poet in the world, and is a 2012 Leeway Transformation Award recipient. Her work is featured in Philadelphia’s citywide “UnLitter Us” Campaign and has appeared in The Apiary. She has performed and taught poetry across the country and internationally in arts venues, classrooms, festivals, conferences, and detention centers. She is currently the Program Director at The Philly Youth Poetry Movement.
Diane is the Program Director at Girls Rock Philly. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she spent most of her 20s in DC, where she first really connected with her creative self and had access to tons of amazing music. Through this and helping to found the Girls Rock Camp in DC, she felt empowered to quit noodling around on the guitar by herself and with her friend, Katy, start the band Trophy Wife, which is still active today. Diane loves sounds of all kinds, as well as exploring the relationship between sound and memory, and connecting sound with movement, particularly through the study of ASL/English interpreting. She's also really excited to be involved in starting a radio show with the statewide organization Decarcerate PA.
Jos is a storyteller, filmmaker, educator, and cultural worker. A native of Philadelphia, she has produced community arts projects including talent shows, plays, summer camps, and films throughout the city since 1993. In 2007, she founded GRIOTWORKS, with the goal of bringing communities together to make progressive social change using the power of story. She is the producer of "Stories In Service: Day of Neighborhood Storytelling," an annual citywide event that hosts storytelling programs in neighborhoods. She is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania where she teaches film and video.
Lela is a native of Tallahassee, Florida, resides in Philadelphia and is at home when creating. She is the founder of FlyGround, her creative home which is focused in memoir and diasporic movement practice; as well as cofounder of The Requisite Movers, a service and presenting organization that supports the artistic work of women choreographers of African descent. Lela walks with her transitioned as well as living family; she is humbled and so thankful for all those who have nurtured her, especially her grandfather, mom, dad, and sister.
Luce is a queer, trans, Filipino documentary filmmaker and multi-media artist. As a member of Tatlo Mestiz@s, a three person multi-media art collective, Luce helped document their 2008 and 2009 performances. In addition, Luce has experience videotaping spoken word, dance and art installations. Born and raised in Gainesville, Florida, Luce is co-director and editor of In His Own Home, a documentary about a police brutality incident that occurred in Gainesville in March 2010. Luce studied film and video at Antioch College and holds a MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University.