In permanent process of reinvention
UPDATES FROM LA POCHA NOSTRA
Beloved International Arts Community,
We hope you are doing as well as possible in these challenging times of radical reinvention. This global situation continues to impact everyone we know and La Pocha Nostra (LPN) sends ongoing radical tenderness across all borders. Please be safe and by all means necessary, keep making & sharing your art and critical ideas.
Since lockdown began in March 2020, LPN has been involved in a series of Zoom Broadcasts. We have hosted bi-monthly virtual events including spoken word solos, poetry slams, intellectual salons, classroom visits, international performance workshops & festivals - involving all Pocha Members and special guests from around the world.
We have embraced the virtual and immersed ourselves in new strategies for continuing to reach our audiences online. We experienced much trial and error while testing new formats and continue to learn. We have daily epiphanies regarding the translation of live art to the virtual realm. One milestone was hosting our popular bi-national international workshop virtually over five weekly sessions beginning in early August - our participant group involved 36 artists from 10 different countries culminating in a wild performance art + film marathon.
We are motivated by the desire to help expand the field in a way that can help develop and set in place virtual models that will help artists beyond this current crisis…
In light of the experiences so far, below is an updated inventory of our virtual offerings and ways that Gomez-Pena and LPN can be in cyber-residence with you, your university, class, museum, gallery or group of friends and colleagues. Please note that all members are also offering individual mentorship opportunities also at this time.
2020/2021 VIRTUAL OFFERINGS BY LA POCHA NOSTRA:
*Performance Keynotes and Solos (live or recorded options depending on budget and scope.)
*Virtual Pedagogy & class visits -members of LPN can virtually visit your classroom and lead exercises in our performance pedagogy geared for your group. (We are confident in the zoom workshop model after our recent summer school experience and have a clear idea of what exercises translate and provide connection across the virtual divide.)
*Performance, Poetry, Dance, Voice & Story-telling circles for up to 10 participants in a Zoom session. We can help DJ and archive the conversation.
*One-on-One Consultancy & Mentoring: Our interdisciplinary group of core members has a wide spectrum of skills & experience to offer individual artists ranging from the following:
-Individual artist mentorships and/or dramaturgical feedback sessions
-Arts Administration including curatorial guidance, project conceptualization, grant support and archival advice.
-Pedagogical / curriculum planning & support
-Collective script writing (Google doc Jams)
Please contact email@example.com to discuss possibilities and help us envision new models to outlive this pandemic.
We look forward to seeing what magical projects and ideas emerge out of this time. We believe if there is ever a group to adapt and outlast these times it is artists. We are the ultimate border-crossers.
La Pocha Nostra
(6 Months into pandemic mode)