CALL – Movers & Shapers: From the Field

By April 12, 2021April 19th, 2021Podcast

Movers & Shapers: A Dance Podcast

Spring 2021 – “From the Field”


Call for Submissions

First Call: Friday, April 23, 12pm EST

Second Call: Sunday, May 23, 12pm EST

One year ago, the spread of COVID-19 caused dance spaces, classes, theaters, performances, rehearsals, and seasons to come to an abrupt halt. We asked you, how are we going to get through this?

Now, a year later, we want to hear from you again! What has changed for you in the last year? Or, how has the last year changed you? How have you navigated practical concerns – paying the bills, unknown timelines, continuing to move – and spiritual concerns – connection within community, intimate bonds, creative process? What are your thoughts, fears, resources, and hopes for moving forward?

Let us hear your voice! Anyone in the dance field can record these points of view – dancers, choreographers, collaborators, educators, writers, directors, scholars, administrators. We will put your responses together for a special upcoming Movers & Shapers episode. And if you have a lot to say, we will keep rolling them out.

How to Submit An Audio Clip to

  1. Use your phone to record up to 10 minutes of your spoken thoughts.  Use the “Voice Memos” program that is automatically on your iPhone, or download “Smart Voice Recorder” if you have an Android (see further directions below). Make sure there is no background noise by recording in a quiet space.
  2. State your name and where you are calling from at the beginning of recording.
  3. Before you send, listen to it and make sure all words are audible (we will not be able to use bad audio).
  4. Name your audio clip “MSP LastName” (ex.  MSP CarlisleNorton)
  5. Email audio clip to You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of sending.
  6. A variety of responses will be used in our upcoming podcast(s).  While we can’t guarantee all recordings will be used, we will do our best to feature a wide array of insights reflective of the responses.
  7. Thank you for sharing.

Directions for Recording Audio on an iPhone

  1. Open the “Voice Memos” program that comes installed on your phone.
  2. To begin, tap the red button. Voice recording will start. As you record, you will see the changing audio level meter and the working time counter.
  3. You can stop the recording by tapping the red button a second time. After you finish recording, you will be able to use the Trim function. It enables you to trim the unwanted fragments from the start and end of the recording.
  4. To save the audio file, tap the Done button in the new window, enter its name and tap Save (name it “MSP LastName”). The newly recorded file will appear in the voice memos list.
  5. Hit the 3 dots on the left side of screen, and “Share” through Mail and email.  If this does not work, you may need to “Airdrop” to your computer and send from there.

Directions for Recording Audio on an Android

  1. Find in the App Store Google Play app Smart Voice Recorder.  Download and install.
  2. To start recording, tap the red button or the Start Recording button. While you are recording, the big red button will show how much time has passed since you started recording. Above this button you will see the recording level indicator.
  3. To end the recording, tap the Finish button. A new window will open where the audio file can be saved. The default file name is automatically generated. Change the name to “MSP LastName”.
  4. The saved audio files list will open, containing the newly created audio file. The audio file entry contains the date it was created, its length, and size. The entry also contains a way to manage playback. You can listen to the recorded audio file.
  5. To select an option for sharing the file, tap and hold your finger on the audio file’s entry until a new window opens, showing a list of additional actions available for that audio file. Select “Share…”. A window will open, showing the available options for sending the desired file and email. If this does not work, you may also send to “Dropbox” if you have it installed and email from there.