LADA DIY 16 // Stacy Makishi

Folkestone Fringe are delighted to be a partner organisation for DIY16 and stoked to be working with the legendary Stacy Makishi who will be hosting her workshops through August 2019 in our very own little pocket of the south-east. 

DIY is an opportunity for artists working in Live Art to conceive and run unusual research, training and professional development projects for themselves and other artists. This year, LADA have selected 24 DIY projects for both emergent & experienced practitioners which will take place over July-November, and which represent a huge variety of subjects, identities, approaches, and territories.

DIY understands that the development of a Live Art practice is as much about the exploration of ideas and experiences as training in skills and techniques, and past DIY projects have proved to be invaluable experiences for project leaders, participants and organisers alike. 

In 2019: "Together, these opportunities represent a huge variety of subjects and approaches, including (but not limited to) ghosting, performance training for introverts, coding, sweating, Afrofuturism, Pinocchio and trans identities, ritual remembering for womxn of colour, androgyny, performance writing, and awe-making."


Deadline for applications: Thurs 20 June 2019, 14:00


Stacy Makishi // Proud Mary: 

"What’dya get when you cross: Tina Turner, Mary Wollstonecraft and The Virgin Mary? A Proud Mary! The triple-decker-mother of workshops!

Project Summary: 

"I grew up poor, weird and working class. I ‘walked funny’ and my baloney sandwiches smelled like feet. Was it my Dyslexia? Dyspraxia? Disoriental-ed? Dyke? Shame made me say, ‘I can’t’.

Then one day, I saw a wild lion-woman roar! The TV announcer said, ‘Ike and Tina Turner’, but I heard ‘I can Tina Turner’.  I jumped to my feet and shouted, ‘I CAN Tina Turner too!’

Tina Turner didn’t own the rights to her own name, much less, her own story. What we don’t own, owns us. Owning our own story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing we can do. Sharing it makes us come alive and transforms shame into pride.

Proud Mary responds to the part of us longing to create, but says, ‘I Can’t’.

  • Can’t begin
  • Can’t continue
  • Can’t finish for fear of failure"

How to apply: Hit the button

"Participants will delve into mystery’s wet spot making wild art while exploring vulnerability, pride, and shame. Expect dancing, shouting, singing, and swearing. Plus: wild writing, movement scores, image-making, performance-making and much, much more!

It doesn’t require any live art/performance experience. It longs to go wherever shame might fester. Due to the high volume of shame, we’re offering the same 6-hour workshop, over 4 days, for four groups listed below:

  • Ex-Cludies (‘I’m treated like shit’)
  • Total Newbies (‘I don’t know shit!’)
  • Total Old-bies (‘I should know shit!’)
  • Curators, producers, writers, teachers (‘I can’t afford to look like shit!')"

> Whether experienced in live art/performance or not at all, YOU can be a participant. Simply click through to the APPLY button on this page. 

> For questions about this DIY, please contact the artist.

> Be sure to check out all of the other projects being hosted by artists and organisations across the country which you can find from the 'view specific briefs' button on this page. 

> You can also learn more about LADA from the 'learn more' button on this page.


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"For over 26 years, I’ve used every opportunity to teach, preach, pervert and convert as many souls to Live Art. I used to think Live Art and Spirituality were separate, even opposite. Now I know they share the same crack: Mystery. (EpiFanny?!?) The function of art and spirituality is to deepen the Mystery."

ARTS ADMIN: STACY MAKISHI

Dates, times and location:

August 10 // Ex-Cludies
August 11 // Total Newbies
August 17 // Total Old-bies
August 18 // Curators, producers, writers, teachers

Times: 1pm -5pm (with breaks) 6pm Happy Hour (optional)

Location: Folkestone Fringe Studio, Glassworks, Mill Bay, CT20 1JG

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