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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 podcast@themovingarchitects.org

  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 podcast@themovingarchitects.org. 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.

Movers & Shapers: Kimberly Bartosik

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PODCAST No.113 – Kimberly Bartosik

 

Release Date: 3.27.21

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ABOUT KIMBERLY

Choreographer, performer, educator, essayist Kimberly Bartosik creates viscerally provocative, ferociously intimate choreographic projects that are built upon the development of a virtuosic movement language, rigorous conceptual explorations, and the creation of highly theatricalized environments. Her work dramatically illuminates the ephemeral nature of performance while critically, tenderly, and violently etching away at deeply distressing threads of our society. 

Bartosik is a 2020 Bessie Honoree for Outstanding Performance & Outstanding Performer (Burr Johnson) for her recent work, through the mirror of their eyes. She is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow in Choreography and a 2020 Virginia B. Toulmin Women Leaders in Dance Fellow at Center for Ballet and the Arts (CBA) at NYU.  Bartosik’s work has been commissioned and presented by BAM Next Wave Festival (2018), New York Live Arts, LUMBERYARD, American Realness, FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival, Abrons Art Center, Gibney, Danspace Project, The Kitchen, La Mama, and BEAT Festival.  She has toured to Supersense: Festival of the Ecstatic (Melbourne, Australia), Bratislava in Movement (2021), Wexner Arts Center, Dance Place, American Dance Festival, The Yard, MASS MoCA/Jacob’s Pillow, FlynnSpace, Bates Dance Festival,  Columbia College, Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort, Festival Rencontres Chorégraphique Internationales de Seine-Saint Denis, Artdanthe Festival, Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center (2021), Church, Mount Tremper Arts, and others. 

Bartosik’s 2020 digital quarantine project, The Game, was commissioned by the Onassis Foundation and presented as part of Fusebox Festival. She is currently collaborating with Visual Artist Matthew Ritchie on You will see more stars, a multi-iteration work merging Augmented Reality into the live performance arena. In 2021-22 she will create a new work in partnership with Torn Space Theater with teens of refugee immigrants. She will create The Encounter, her CBA work for 12-15 year old pre-professional dancers, in spring 2021. Her articles Give Artists a Home! and It’s Time to Reimagine Dance Funding, were featured in Dance Magazine (Dec 2020, Feb 2021).  

Bartosik was a 2017-20 New York Live Arts Live Feed Residency Artist; a 2019-20 Harkness Dance Center Artist-in-Residence @ the 92nd St Y; and a 2019 Exploring the Metropolis (EtM) recipient with Composer Sivan Jacobovitz. In 2017 she received a National Dance Project (NDP) Production & Touring Grant and Community Engagement Fund awards, supported by the New England Foundation for the Arts. A 2010 and 2017 MAP Fund grantee, Bartosik and has also received support from the Jerome Foundation; FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance), a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts in partnership with The Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the French American Cultural Exchange; Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, USArtists International;  Creative Arts Initiative (CAI); New York Foundation for the Arts, Building Up Infrastructure Levels for Dance (BUILD); American Dance Abroad; New Music USA, Live Music for Dance; and Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Grants to Artists and Emergency Grants

Bartosik has been in creative residence at New York Live Arts, Live Feed and Studio Series; Marble House Project; National Choreographic Center at Akron/NCCAkron; Centre Chorégraphique National-Ballet de Lorraine; LUMBERYARD Center for Film & Performing Arts; Gibney Dance Center’s DiP Residency; Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort; Governor’s Island through Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Program; Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University; Joyce Soho Artist Residency Program; University of Buffalo, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center; Jacob’s Pillow; Kaatsbaan International Dance Center; Mount Tremper Arts; White Oak Plantation; and Movement Research. Bartosik was a 2017 Bogliasco Foundation Fellow and a 2019 and 2015 Merce Cunningham Fellow. She was a recipient of an ART, a Capacity-Building grant through Pentacle. In 2018, Bartosik made her curatorial debut as part of DoublePlus at Gibney.

A member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for 9 years, Bartosik received a Bessie Award for Exceptional Artistry in his work. She received her BFA in Dance from North Carolina School of the Arts, and MA in 20th Century Art and Art Criticism from The Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Research of the New School University. Bartosik has been a guest artist/faculty at Hollins University, Princeton University, The Juilliard School, Rutgers University, Bates College, The Playground, University of North Carolina School for the Arts, Arizona State University’s Hergberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Colorado College, and University of Buffalo. She currently teaches at SUNY/Purchase Conservatory of Dance and the Merce Cunningham Trust.

 

 

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Deborah Damast

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PODCAST No.112 – Deborah Damast

 

Release Date: 3.13.21

TO DOWNLOAD PODCAST OR LISTEN:

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ABOUT DEBORAH

Deborah Damast (BFA Dance, SUNY Purchase, MA Dance Education, NYU, DEL Certificate) is Associate Professor and Program Director of Dance Education at NYU Steinhardt where in addition to teaching, she is Artistic Director of concerts, Kaleidoscope Dancers, and the Uganda study abroad program. Deborah is the Past-President of the New York State Dance Education Association, has served on the boards of NYSDEA, NDEO, Dance Education in Practice Journal, and Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and is a member of the NDEO Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access IDEA committee. She is on faculty at LREI/Little Red Schoolhouse, Dance Education Laboratory, and The Yard and has directed programs at Peridance, Steffi Nossen, Harvey School Cavalier Camp, The Yard Kids Do Dance, and OBT Exposed. Deborah facilitates Professional Learning for teachers through the NYC Department of Education, 92Y DEL, and PKFCC Pre-K for all and has contributed to the NYC Blueprint for the Arts and the DEL Early Childhood model.  She has presented at numerous conferences and festivals in the U.S. including a Keynote speech at UDEO, NDEO, NYSDEA, ACDFA, CUNY, and Kymabogo in Uganda. Her choreography has been shown at over 40 venues in NYC including Ailey Citigroup, Peridance, World Financial Center, Riverside Church, Judson Church, Symphony Space, Cooper Union, 92Y, 14th St. Y, Skirball Theatre, and internationally in Japan, Uganda, Korea, Italy, and Canada. Deborah has taught for the Education Departments of Oregon Ballet Theatre and New York City Ballet, guest choreographed/taught for West Virginia University, Marymount Manhattan College, and Brigham Young University, and has written curriculum for Peridance, Paul Taylor American Modern Dance, DEL, NYCB, and the NYC DOE. Deborah has collaborated with Emily Bear on music videos and co-created and starred in Move N Groove Kids creative movement video series. Deborah is a recipient of the 2009 NYU GSU Star Faculty Award, the 2010 NDEO Outstanding Dance Educator Award: Higher Education, the 2017 Steinhardt Teaching Excellent Award, the  2020 Dance Teacher Magazine Award for Higher Education and 2021 NDEO Executive Director Award. She participated in Motion Capture studies at NYU, collaborated with Music and Music Technology, and at NYU was a co-recipient of grants for Dance Literacy and Data Literacy, Professional Development, and the 2020 Diversity Innovation grant.

 

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Dr. Carla Stalling Walter

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PODCAST No.111 – Dr. Carla Stalling Walter

 

Release Date: 2.21.21

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ABOUT CARLA

Dr. Carla Stalling Walter teaches and writes about dance, spirituality, and wellbeing. A former professor with a PhD in Dance History and Theory, she is also a Certified Somatic Psychotherapist, and a Certified Spiritual Counselor. Her company, Dance in the Spirit, LLC provides personal and corporate retreats, classes, and workshops on sacred dance meditation, and diversity, equity, and inclusion practices. She is a member of The Sacred Dance Guild, the Dance Studies Association, and a board member with the San Francisco Zen Center.

 

 

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

Movers & Shapers: Megan Slayter

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PODCAST No.110- Megan Slayter

 

Release Date: 2.7.21

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ABOUT MEGAN

Megan Slayter is a dance educator, administrator, historian, and lighting designer at Western Michigan University where she is an Associate Professor of Dance and the Acting Associate Director of the School of Theatre and Dance.  Her ongoing collaborative research with dance historian Jessica Lindberg Coxe, has resulted in the reconstruction of four dances by modern dance pioneer Loïe Fuller. “Fire Dance”, “Night”, “Lily of the Nile”, and “La Mer” have been reconstructed and commissioned for performance by universities, dance companies, and art museums across the country. “Fire Dance”, “Night”, and “Lily of the Nile” are featured on the DVD documentaryLoïe Fuller: Dancing in the Light Fantastic available through Dance Horizons. A DVD of Slayter and Lindberg’s reconstruction process for Fire Dance was produced in 2003 by John Mueller is available through The Dance Film Archive.  Slayter and Lindberg are founding members of Dancestry, a coalition of artists who seek to put the work of Loïe Fuller, Isadora Duncan, and Erik Hawkins in conversation through live performance and community engagement.  The inaugural Dancestry concert at the Long Center in Austin, TX in 2015 received critical acclaim from the Austin Critics’ Table including nominations for Best Dance Concert, Best Dancer: Jessica Lindberg Coxe, and Best Lighting Design: Megan Slayter.  As the resident dance lighting designer at Western Michigan University, Slayter has designed for new works by esteemed guest artists including Peter Chu, Gabrielle Lamb, KT Nelson, Nelly von Bommel, Ron DeJesus, Lauren Edson, Eddie Ocampo, and Autumn Eckman; and reconstructed designs for works by Gerald Arpino, George Balanchine, Robert Battle, Frank Chaves, Lou Conte, Ohad Naharin, David Parsons, Anthony Tudor, and Doug Varone.  She is an elected representative to the Board of Directors of the American College Dance Association (ACDA) where she serves as the East-Central Regional Director.  She also serves as a site evaluator for the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD).  She received her MFA in Dance with an emphasis in lighting design from The Ohio State University and her BA in Dance from Western Michigan University.

 

 

 

Podcast produced by: The Moving Architects
Interviewer: Erin Carlisle Norton
Theme Music: Adam Crawley whose music can be found at djplie.com

This podcast episode is in partnership with JAM.  JAM is the home of dance entrepreneur Jessica Marino, providing artist management services and industry shopping. jamdancer.com, networking for dance and bringing ideas to the spotlight.

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