We are a group of New Orleans-based artists: a cherographer, Dana Reed, a dancer, Peryn St Raymond, a visual artist, Amanda LaPlaca, a costume designer, Rachael Jaffe, and a filmmaker, David Bear.
We are coming together for a cross-cultural exchange as part of an Alternative Collaborations project. The goal of our trip is to create and produce a new show that captures the beautiful Balinese rituals and ceremonies. Upon our return from the Bali Purnati Center for the Arts, we would collaborate and create a performance in New Orleans, Louisiana. Our long term goal is to tour the show through out the USA and other countries.
During our exchange, we will each learn the Balinese techniques and skills particular to our artistic focus. Every artist will bring new insight to the final performance piece. By sharing this experience with our audience in America, we can then inspire other artists to continue to learn and be inspired. We will be continuing the “Life-cycle of Art” where inspiration becomes idea, idea becomes creation, creation becomes art, art becomes inspiration, and the cycle begins anew.
We are fundraising for our residency and final performance costs. By supporting us, you support art. Please help show that creative dreams can come true and help continue the inspirational Life-cyle of Art.