Anybody can follow me on social media through JLeslieMonique, especially Instagram, where they can stay up on the updated works. I also have a website, JovanLandry.com, and a monthly newsletter they can sign up to stay up to date. And as far as next steps? I want Synergy to keep going up, so just submitting it to some film festivals, and I would love to do more performances together, and doing my own thing aside from Synergy, some video work with this amazing project called Project Tool where I video and photo-document a group of dancers creating dance floors they make by hand.
I’ve been added to do video documentation for the project, and they create their own dance floors as a way to call upon the ancestors who created their own things by hand, and also to provide a resource to other dancers, they can rent out these floors, have a mobile stage. You can have a dance floor anywhere, in the middle of the street. So we recently went to Haiti in December for the Black Arts Retreat, and we visited a carpenter, seeing how they create their own furniture.
Starting next week, we will be in New Orleans for a residency with Dancing Grounds. So I’ll be there with them to document and be a part of the entire process. So that’s an ongoing project that I’ve been a part of and traveling with.