Jana Korb is searching for interdisciplinarity and transcendence of traditional borders: by combining physical theater with circus arts, dance with aerials and new media… Thus she creates deep, condensed and touching theater pieces – using aerial arts as her physical expression and narrative.
The long-term activist and former musician is the first openly declared lesbian in the Congress of Guatemala.
Deborah Hunt is an artist who makes masks and theatre puppets, a performer with over 45 years of experience in creating and playing original theatre works, mostly for adults. She was born in New Zealand, and has lived in Puerto Rico for 20 years, where she has continued developing her unique style of mask-making and object theatre. Thanks to her works she travels a lot and holds different workshops around the world. We had a chance to host her in Belgrade where, in cooperation with ACT Women, she held a mask-making workshop for the performance TIRED!
Reconstruction Women`s Fund keeps on spreading the voices of women who inspire and motivate us, within our programme of feminist philanthropy. We talked to our friend, colleague and a great activist Tata Traore – Rogers.
Tata has a rich activist experience in working with people both from margins and centre of social dynamics.
She is currently working as an executive director in the organization Turning Point and invests a lot of energy into providing basic living conditions for young girls living in the streets or having no home. We met Tata in New York at the meeting organized by Astrea foundation, where she also used to work as executive director. We are using this chance to congratulate Astrea foundation its dedicated work that lasts for 40 years already.
And now let’s hear what Tata has to say:
This year we keep spreading the voices of women who inspire and motivate us within our feminist philantropy programme. We had the privilege and honour to meet the great political hip-hop artist and activist Akua Naru.
This year within our program of feminist philanthropy we tried to bring you voices and thoughts of women who inspire and motivate us. From their angles they look at the changes concerning women’s rights. It is a great pleasure that we had in speaking with Brigitte Cirla, actress, singer and founder of association Voix Polyphoniques, which works with polyphonic and a capella singing. With her voice Brigitte moves boundaries and with her words she reminds us about permanent reflection and struggle.
Reconstruction Women’s Fund, within the program of feminist philanthropy, through interviews with women who inspire and motivate us, gives you an opportunity to hear about various art practices, festivals and initiatives. You can also hear their reflections on the importance of our assembling, meeting, creating and changing!
It is important, in times of confusion and re-thinking how we could associate, help each other, share and exchange, to hear too voices of women who inspire and motivate us. That is why we within our feminist philanthropy try to bring closer and acquaint you with the women who with their own examples move limits, offer some answers why it is important to work on alternative economies being in art collectives. So, Geddy Anniksdal, performer, theatre pedagogue, director of Grenland Friteater from Norway, answers some of our questions.