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Panel Discussion on The Body, Performance and the Camera + Performance by Okapi

  • REVOLVE 821 Riverside Drive Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)
photo by Caren Harris

photo by Caren Harris

Join us for an insightful discussion that brings together four dynamic and accomplished artists for a roundtable exchange of ideas, thoughts, and questions investigating the body, performance, and how the camera differs from the live experience. Afterwards, we will move to the Listening Room for the sounds of Okapi. 

Screen dance is an art form in which dance is created and captured to be viewed specifically on a screen. This art form is inherently an interdisciplinary genre and crosses dance, choreography, performance, visual art, cinema and media arts. This evening’s panel discussion focuses on how the camera space and editing process offers a wide range of artistic possibilities in which traditional choreographic boundaries dissolve and a new understanding of the human body, space, and time can be discovered. The panel includes screen dance artists Constance Humphries and Amy Hamilton, the filmmaker Jethro Waters and moderator Sara Baird. 

Doors at 7:00pm/Panel begins at 7:30pm/Music at 8:45pm

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Jethro Waters

Jethro is a writer, director, and photographer whose work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, NPR, Spin, Billboard, among many others. He recently directed the feature film "f/11 and Be There" based on the life and work of Burk Uzzle - an icon of American photojournalism and art photography with a 60+ year career innovating in the medium. Previously, he has directed music documentaries and music videos for Angel Olsen, Natalie Prass, Eric Slick, River Whyless, Matthew E. White, and a host of other musicians and artists.

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Amy Hamilton


Amy is a performing artist and dance educator. Her original choreography and film work has been performed and shown in the US and South America at various venues and locally at {Re}Happening, Asheville Fringe Arts Festival, Lake Eden Arts Festival, the Bebe Theatre and other venues. She has taught dance at the New Studio of Dance, LEAF in Schools and Streets, the Academy at Terpsicorps, Vance Elementary, and others. Pipsissewa Movement Project, founded by Amy Hamilton, creates experimental dance theater and film through various collaborations. 


Constance Humphries

Constance Humphries has been making, presenting and teaching dance since 1987. As a choreographer and performer, her work is grounded in butoh dance. Butoh is often referred to as the dance of darkness. It is by excavating what is underneath consciousness that she seeks meaning and inspiration for her creative practice, which is based on performative investigations of relationship, identity, memory and intimacy and addresses issues of the body, the environment and social justice.

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Sara Baird

Sara Baird is a director, producer, choreographer, dancer, and media artist. For 20 years, she was based in New York City and toured the US, South America, and Europe. She happily relocated to Asheville in 2009 and continues the work of her company Anemone Dance Theater. Sara was honored in 2015 to receive the NC Arts Council Fellowship in Choreography with support from the NEA along with numerous other grants and awards over her career. Sara is passionate about supporting contemporary, experimental, and interdisciplinary art-making and currently serves on the board of The Media Arts Project. (

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Okapi was formed in Chicago during the Spring of 2012 when Illinois native Scott Gorski (bass/voice) met Missouri native Lindsey Miller (cello). Their varying styles and backgrounds prompted their unique fusion, which through many changes lead Okapi to its current state of refinement. Armed with catharsis and their raw, organic performances, Okapi presents its doctrine of consciousness and individual empowerment to all who are willing to listen. 


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