We are excited to offer a new WokeShop: My Face in My Eye led by Blackspace Mentor, choreographer and performer: jumatatu m. poe. See the WokeShops details below, and if this looks like a good fit for you, please fill out the form so we can learn more about you and why we might be a good fit to learn together.
WOKESHOP: My Face in My Eye
MEDIUM: Dance, Movement, Photography, Film, Storytelling
LOCATION: Northstar Church of the Arts [220 W Geer St. Durham]
***(Nov. 8th & Nov. 15th classes will be held at People's Solidarity Hub: 1805 Chapel Hill Rd Durham, NC)
DATES: Tuesday nights: October 25 — November 22 (final presentation TBD)
MENTOR: jumatatu m. poe (read bio: http://theblackspace.org/movement/)
STATUS: OPEN TO AGES 16+ — CAP at 14 students
WHO IS THIS FOR?: Black and Brown people of African descent ages 16+ | this WokeShop will affirm queer and trans people
CONTACT: Blackspace Executive Director Kevin “Rowdy” Rowsey: firstname.lastname@example.org | Blackspace Mentor: jumatatu m. poe: email@example.com
DESCRIPTION: My Face in My Eye – the architecture of the selfie:
In deep reflection on the possibilities of presentation and representation available in the architecture of the selfie, this WokeShop invites you to reflect upon your big ol’ self in all of its possible sizes. Choreographer and video maker jumatatu m. poe will facilitate a 6-week series of WokeShops that focus on:
We will explore the selfie as a way to reflect upon how we control our own narratives, and also how they can be out of our control. How do we shape ourselves with clear intention knowing both control and lack of control are a part of our narrative journeys?
your moving body within the frame of the camera — utilizing the tech of the camera phone
directing a narrative through your manipulation of the camera/frame — you will be both the camera person AND the performer for the camera, working at times solo and at times in small groups
focus — sculpting your invitation to witnesses into observing what you think is most crucial, where the gravity of your narrative is located, how you need and want to be framed