Last year Macarena Yanez of Makifotos did some amazing photos of me as an aside to my much-needed new promo pics. However, in between Maki opening her new photo studio, me doing a new edit of my poetry manuscript, my appendectomy, and life in general, Maki and I finally got it together to post some of the photos on my website.
My videopoem susurrations is featured on Street Anatomy today.
Street Anatomy is one of my favourite blogs. Its curator, Vanessa Ruiz is “obsessed with the beauty and intrigue of human anatomy” as am I.
Please click on the link above and then visit the rest of the Street Anatomy site.
Last Saturday night (24 November 2012), I performed at the launch of Transforium.
Transforium is a collaborative bookwork by Mari-Lou Rowley and Tammy Lu and was published in an edition of 50 copies by JackPine Press. Mari-Lou asked me to help with the reading and performance and I was honoured to do so.
Just a few updates about my current projects:
Voicing Workshop: Resonance
This workshop is now FULL. If you would like to be on the waiting list in case of cancellations please let me know. Information on the workshop can be found here:
This Voicing Workshop is designed to help you enhance the range, depth, power and resonance of your voice. Using games, exercises, text, movement, improvisation, and song, this workshop is recommended for everyone interested in singing, acting, public speaking, or just being comfortable with your voice and how you use it.
Saturday, 3 November 2012
Free Flow Dance Centre (Saskatoon)
Registration information can be found on my Voicing Workshops page
Set in the middle ages, Anchoress is the story of a young woman whose spiritual visions lead her to make the decision to be walled into the side of a church as an anchorite. She is visited by pilgrims and members of the community; some who revere her, others who disagree with her choice.
I am a guest reader at the launch of Melanie Schnell’s novel While The Sun Is Above Us
Melanie will be reading with guest readers Lia Pas and Bernice Friesen
It is too difficult to release this war from our blood, when it long ago shaped who we are, how we live, how we move, how we breathe. Blood has filled this earth up; it has made God angry. We must be forgiven or nothing will change.
Since September 2011 I have mostly hermited myself away in order to work on a manuscript of poetry, text/image pieces, performance scores, and biofictions – all around the theme of anatomy as image. I’m happy to say that I am very close to having a manuscript ready to send out to publishers. The project itself is a huge one. Fred Wah pointed out to me last February that it is likely a life work. It seems silly to keep the work squandered away until the entire thing is done so I’m putting what I have into some semblance of order to send out over the next month. One piece—percuss—has been published in Ars Medica (Vol. 8, No. 1. Fall 2011), and another few pieces are forthcoming in Dandelion.
Please note that starting January 2012 all Voicing Classes information can be found here.
Voicing classes are designed to help you enhance the range, depth, power and resonance of your voice. Using games, exercises, text, movement, improvisation, and song, these classes are recommended for everyone interested in singing, acting, public speaking, or just being comfortable with your voice and how you use it. Lia’s voice teaching is based on her performance and composition work as well as her experiences studying Roy Hart Voice Work, a technique which connects the body, the voice, and the psyche in a healthy and holistic manner. These classes are geared towards adults at all levels of voice experience, from beginners to professional singers, actors, and speakers.
Wednesdays, 7:45-8:45 pm
INTERMEDIATE CLASS (for those who have previously studied with Lia)
Sept 21 – Nov 30, 2011
(no classes Oct 12)
Free Flow Dance Centre (224 – 25th Street West – at Avenue C – in Saskatoon)
Uncanny Machine a collaborative effort between Jackie Latendresse of Free Flow Dance and Multidisciplinary Artist Lia Pas will be featured as a part of the first ever She Bam! Festival of women’s arts in Saskatoon.
The show is on Friday June 10th at 7:50pm at the Refinery Theatre.
Join us on a topsy turvy trip through the mysteries of the human body as we discuss and discover through dance, spoken word, music and film what is at the heart of it all!
Free Flow Dance Theatre will feature:
Nerve – by Jackie Latendresse
A tender and Violent Duet – By Jackie Latendresse, Kelly Van Damme and featuring new music by Lia Pas
Triptych – Danny Grossman
Lia Pas will feature:
Susurrations – Film with Live Vocals
Portal Vein – Keyboard and Voice
Tickets are $20 Regular, $15 Students and are festival passes for the entire evening of performances by all of the artists. 3 different performances per night. Free Flow beings at 8:15pm so don’t be late!