Leila Ghazvani has infectious energy. In the really awesome way.
I met her last May (also at Indy Convergence, which may be a coincidence or just proof at how awesome it is) and was sad to hear she didn’t still live in Los Angeles. She worked until the wee hours, waiting until the very last minute, literally, sometimes prying her work away from hands while staff had to lock the doors.
She explores stories and form with puppets. Don’t be fooled by the puppets that look familiar in this screenshot. She demos how materials and hands alone act out her stories.
Here is a check-in I had with her last Monday on Silken Veils, which she’ll present at the Philly Fringe Festival in September.
My transmedia series MYTHistories has its own pilgrimage, from the very first time the idea popped into my head to one of the segments I will finish during a writing date I have tonight with my friend Bree. Here are a few videos that helped shape my revisions while I work-shopped one piece to the MYTHistories puzzle at The Indy Convergence.
I ask people 2 questions:
1. What do you think of when you hear the word pilgrimage?
2. Do you feel like you are on a pilgrimage?
Please comment with your answers below, either typing it or a video response!
Puppeteer Leila Ghazvani responds and has a strange discovery towards the end:
Writer Sarah H Moon responds while we prepare for tech:
Dancer & Choreographer Sarah Weber Gallo responds while wearing one of her props:
Now it’s your turn:
What do you think of when you hear the word pilgrimage?
Do you feel like you are on any sort of pilgrimage?
Comment below or send me a link to your own video interview.