How do we take control of our own messages and media as dance artists and advocates? How can a DIY ethic expand opportunities for documentation and promotion of dance? How can you get started setting up and producing content for an alternative dance medium? Let’s talk about the blogs, podcasts, social media feeds and groups, zines and dedicated sites we have created.
Host: Eva Yaa Asantewaa
Core participants: Dunya McPherson (Dancemeditation blog); Erin Carlisle Norton (Movers and Shapers podcast), Jay Bouey (The Dance Union podcast), Stephanie Acosta (Reading, American Realness)
In partnership with Gibney’s Digital Media Initiative.
Also join us for Circling Back: DIY Dance Media.
Curated and hosted by Senior Curatorial Director, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Center Line is a series highlighting issues in the dance community through monthly conversations (Long Tables) and experiential gatherings (Circling Back).
Long Tables conversations adopt performance artist Lois Weaver’s non-hierarchical Long Table format, encouraging informal conversation around topics of concern to the community.
Circling Back events are experiential gatherings, guided by dance community elders, in which artists reflect on themes and ideas from the previous Long Table while sharing wisdom, core values, and ways of living that inform their creative movement practice. Each circle—unique in format and content—will establish respectful, generous and generative space held by the guides and all who attend.
Jay Bouey at Dance Union Podcast, photo courtesy of Jay Bouey.
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