AUSDANCE IN CONVERSATION
‘Ausdance In Conversation With’ is a podcast created by Ausdance NSW that addresses the hard-hitting issues that affect the dance sector and wider arts community. We partner with Radio Blue Mountains and guest host Annalouise Paul and broadcast the podcasts during a segment called ‘Dancing On Air’. If you have any topic or guest suggestions please get in contact with us firstname.lastname@example.org
In the final podcast for 2020, hosted by Annalouise Paul, Ausdance In Conversation with the Ausdance NSW Team; General Manager Susan Doel; Projects and Programs Manager, Kate Maguire-Rosier; Marketing Manager, Lauren Vassallo; and Arts Administration Officer, Remi Harvey.
The team reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the dance sector and their hopes for 2021.
Recorded during the COVID-19 Pandemic lockdown, this conversation is between Alice Weber and Monica Blaszczak as part of her DAIR residency that was held online due to COVID 19 restrictions. Ausdance NSW’s Dance Artist in Residence Program (DAIR) offers space residencies at various host venues for members of Ausdance NSW who are independent dance artists, collectives, or companies. DAIR is a direct response to the ongoing challenges of access to affordable and appropriate spaces to dance artists for the development of dance making and practice. DAIR recipients in 2020 received a stipend for the duration of their residency which was supported by the Australia Council. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the closure of our venue partners, each artist had to adapt their residency as they worked from home.
(DAIR 2020) This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
MENTAL HEALTH – THE EDUCATORS
Guest Host Annalouise Paul speaks to Gwen Korebrits (CEO of Dance Health Alliance) and Linda Gamblin (Head of Training and Sydney Dance Company) about mental health in the dance industry. The societal rise in awareness of mental health and surrounding issues is currently more evident than ever. How is the dance sector responding to this in 2019? How is the dance sector responding to trends in thinking and being proactive about mental health? What are your approaches to self-care so we can learn from and share with each other?
Guest Host Annalouise Paul speaks to independent artist, Yasmin Brock and choreographer, independent artist and 2019 Australia Council Award for Dance recipient Vicki Van Hout about biodiversity and the issues they have faced as artists both nationally and internationally. New Australia Council for the Arts CEO, Adrian Collette says “arts companies that ignore diversity are “out of touch”. See full article Here on ABC arts
Biodiversity in all living systems is crucial for survival, so what of our dance ecosystem? There is much talk about euro-centricity in dance culture but what does it all mean? Sharing cultural knowledge respectfully in the studio, classroom or workplace is essential for creativity, growth, and longevity of our Australian dance landscape. How do we sensitively share cultural and folk dance forms while not misappropriating them?
PARENTING AND FAMILY LIFE
Guest Host Annalouise Paul speaks to independent artists’ Lisa Maris McDonell and Adelina Larsson about parenting and family life in relation to dance.
Working in the arts can be demanding on many levels, commonly with our time and often for a lower income than in other industries. How do we manage our responsibilities to families, such as parenting or caring for elders or siblings? What are expectations and associated myths inside our industry when it comes to work and family balance? Does this come with an inherent clash?
MENTAL HEALTH – THE ARTISTS
Guest Host Annalouise Paul speaks to independent artists Dr Laura Osweiler and Matt Cornell about mental health in the dance industry.
The societal rise in awareness of mental health and surrounding issues is currently more evident than ever. How is the dance sector responding to this in 2019? How is the dance sector responding to trends in thinking and being proactive about mental health? What are your approaches to self-care so we can learn from and share with each other?
Ausdance In Conversation interviewed Burlesque artist Porcelain and Fetish artist and contemporary dancer Paloma Negra. Annalouise Paul chats with both artists who navigate their often controversial worlds with grace, talent, sophistication and clarity. This interview was co-created for In Conversation series by Ausdance Nsw. Thanks to Ausdance Nsw team for their important and excellent support for all forms of Dance. This podcast was originally aired on Radio Blue Mountains as part of the ‘Dancing on Air Series’ created by Annalouise Paul.
AUSDANCE IN CONVERSATION WITH VERA KÖPPERN AND ANNALOUISE PAUL
Tonight’s conversation is an interview with Vera Köppern which was recorded when Annalouise Paul was overseas as part of her Innovating Dance Practice grant. Originally broadcast on Radio Blue Mountains as part of the ‘Dancing on Air Series.’ To read more from Annalouise IDP trip and others between 2017-2020 click here>>>
ABOUT THE PODCAST
Originally called ‘Lets talk about it’, our pilot podcast program was partnered with choreographer, Natasha Crane. The program addressed issues and points of discussion that dancers are talking about, including mental & body health, project management, work visas, and career strategy.
Guests and topics included:
- Kelley Abby, choreographer– mental tips to spark creativity
- Petros Vournelis, Master of Chiropractic and Health Science – treatment and pain management for the dancer’s body
- Amy Campbell, choreographer – the power of Networking
Ausdance NSW is the key support & advocacy body, for the creation, presentation and practice of dance in NSW.
Ausdance NSW is part of the Ausdance National Network.
Ausdance acknowledges and respects the Traditional Custodians of the Lands on which we work and dance and pays respect to elders past, present and emerging.
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