Edge of Land

Balfe has been meditating in the featured Mangrove forest for 5 years. Her meditation has developed into challenging the dialectic of body/mind and person/environment. The piece explores merging these lines drawn by dancing at the edge of our South Florida land.

This film starring: 

Jenna Balfe
Nick DeLucca
Dennis Brewster Fuller

Was shot by Gabi Serra, with original film scoring by Dennis Fuller.

The film will be premiering later this year. Date TBA.

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Copy of Copy of Art Live Fair 2012

On October 27, 2012 the Body Movement Class (The End/Spring Break, me (Jenna Balfe) and Mr. Feathers (music)  held workshops at the Art Live Fair. We had two workshops and at the end of each workshop participants were asked to use their newly aquired physical information to answer a simple question with their skillz. This quick “answer”was video recorded. click here to see a video!

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We explored the concepts such as:

Weight Sharing - We will lightly cover technique that will give movers the ability to share a center of gravity and find momentum to dance. The play of balance and off balance will also be touched upon.

Gesture - Playing with the concept of everyday expression and movements, we will explore and re-contextualize their meanings and use.

Dancing with someone else- Really tuning into another person’s rythym and initiative to move is an art that extends beyond dance... but for the purposes of this small workshop we will focus on trying to listen to our partner as well as inspire their movement.

Sensitivity and awareness skills- This is a group movement oriented workshop. We will play with the concept of telling the same story at the same time as one entity with different moving parts.

Body Movement Class has been an ongoing class since January 2012 (with a 2 month summer break) These workshops were helped by people who had been attending the class regularly. Because of the skills they learned we were able to more easily delve into physical play with the attendees of the workshop. Thank you to: Jean Crystal, Misael Soto, Natasha Velez, Alicia Ziatsu, Patricia Margarita Hernandez, Domingo Castillo, Natalia Sturlia and Mauricio Abascal.

Press:

Art Is About

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Copy of The Night Club Presents:One Size Fits All: The Frank Zappa Show

On May 12, 2012 I participated in a group show hosted by "The Nightclub", a curatorial series consisting of 12 different one night events intended to create dialogue about art practice. This show, the second of the series was curated by Bhakti Baxter. "One Size Fits All" was a group show with work by: Kevin Arrow, Jenna Balfe, Bhakti Baxter, Autumn Casey, Clint Casey, Dino Felipe, Kool Large, Gean Moreno, Upahar David Neiburger, Daniel Newman, and DJ Le Spam. The premise of the show was essentially to interpret the work or the spirit of Frank Zappa in whatever way each artist felt appropriate. My piece was a series of rainbows "prints" I created by painting rainbows on my rear-end and then sitting on paper.

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Press:

Article by: Miami Art Guide

Video by: Art is About

Copy of The Fort (A place to meet friends)

During Art Basel 2011, at the show titled: 3825 N.E 1 ave, curated by Bhakti Baxter,  Misael Soto and I embarked on a journey to make a warm place made out of found things (trash) for people to gather in. We gathered the materials from the surrounding area, mostly in a shopping cart bicycle built by a local artis Sleeper. We built a tunnel that guests would have to crawl at times to get through to the larger space. The tunnel was filled with interesting things to look at and play with, including an electric keyboard ( which some people did make music on). Once a visitor got through the tunnel they entered another room that was filled with sheets, posters, driftwood, scarecrows, christmas lights etc.Toward the back of this room was a ladder, naturally inviting a visitor to climb up. Upon arriving, the visitor entered our fort. Filled with pillows, snacks, a record player, finger paint, books about the cosmo's and Misael and I. We wanted to invite people back into that neutral space of childish play. Many visitors commente that they felt very welcome and at ease. A few people felt inclined to tell us very personal stories. Our goal was to make a space that forced people out of their adult Art Basel realities and bring them into a space where they hang out and play with each other. Press: See "Occupy Cave" at: http://swampspace.blogspot.com/2012_01_01_archive.html

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