An exploration of what it is to be happy.
Organesis is an ongoing performative narrative that explores human value and fulfillment in this time of overstimulation, overpopulation and perceived emotional scarcity. Performers will explore these concepts through a narrative series of rehearsed movement scores and sets of gestures that leaves room for in the moment processing via improv. The live music will support the development of the narrative while at the same time being a-tuned to the live exploration of the performers.
Jenna Balfe is an artist/musician (Donzii) and activist from Miami. Jenna graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Sustainability Studies and Dance in 2011. In 2017, she received a Master of Science from Pratt University in Dance Movement Therapy. She currently is holding her “Bodymovement” classes, which have been ongoing since 2012. Currently, classes are part of Repatriating to the Earth a chapter of her work Transnaturism that explores human belonging and the existential value of nature through the development of a community garden/outdoor performance space at The Historic Virginia Key Beach Park. Repatriating to the Earth won a grant in 2020 through Oolite Arts that will culminate in several performances in 2022.
Eventz Paul is currently the Technical Director and Productions Manager at Miami Light Project. He has been a part of this organization since 2011. He participated in Miami Light Project’s first class of the Technical Fellowship Program held at The Light Box. He joined this program hoping to improve his existing theater skills. He received training from experts in the industry that mentored and further his theater technical skills. Now, he has successfully used his professional knowledge and has had the opportunity to work with various arts organizations and venues throughout Miami including Miami Theater Center, National Young Arts Foundation, the Colony Theatre and many more. He has become an instructor and conducts audiovisual classes to incoming technical fellows.
Beth Boone has been the Artistic & Executive Director of Miami Light Project since 1998, developing critically acclaimed artistic programs that have asserted the organization as one of the leading cultural institutions in South Florida. These programs include: the establishment of Here & Now, South Florida’s most respected commission and presenting program for community-based artists; premiere presentations of internationally acclaimed; pioneering historic international cultural exchange with Cuba; and the creation of The Light Box at Goldman Warehouse, a multi-use performance and visual art space in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. She previously served as Associate Director of Development for Florida Grand Opera, Deputy Director for the Department of Cultural Affairs at Miami Dade Community College, Wolfson Campus, co-founded an Off Broadway theater company (New York Rep), and served for six years as a Program Associate in the Arts & Culture Program of the AT&T Foundation. She received a B.A. in Fine Arts from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a MFA in Theater Arts from Brandeis University in Boston, MA.