Another inspiration to me right now is Alice Venessa Bever, who is re-inventing the theatrical experience. Her project Project 1979 is long-form journalism, nostalgia and performance. She’s getting inside the question: How does the way 30somethings grew up affect everyone in the world today?
She began her process at the Indy Convergence last May (where I work as Resident Artist) and has since traveled and broadcast performances/salons throughout Europe. I work with her as the Online Storyteller for each broadcast since Brussels, moderating comments and eliciting questions and conversations through Twitter, Facebook and UStream.
Did I mention there is always Flashdance?
Here is a check-in we had where I asked her questions over chat and she answered via her UStream.
Really, follow her @project1979 & on Facebook. Her last London salon centered around HIV/AIDS, and was very interesting to talk with people around the world while listening to their experiences. It really made me share and consider how HIV/AIDS affected my life.
Some of the questions she asks consistently are:
What inspires you?
When do you remember hearing about HIV/AIDS for the first time?
What is your sense of home?
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