Ausdance In Conversation

Ausdance In Conversation – Launching Soon

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: ‘Ausdance NSW, In Conversation With


We’re looking for diverse artist led panels to talk about their lived experience on these topics for our Podcast series ‘Ausdance NSW, In Conversation With.’ If you have something to share, advice or experience that can help others or simply passionate about any of these areas we’d love to hear from you. 

Please send a few sentences to as to why or what you want to contribute. We will select 2 – 3 contributors to speak during each session, recorded at the Ausdance NSW offices. Please note: Dates and times for the recording of the podcast will be agreed by the panel. If you’re out of the area you can still be included in our pre-recording sessions.  We’re looking for contributors who are artists, arts workers, academics/researchers and specialists in these areas, even if the research is non-arts related. 

Podcasts will be hosted by Annalouise Paul, pre-recorded and edited by Ausdance NSW and made available on Ausdance NSW website and broadcast on Radio Blue Mountains ‘Dancing On Air’ for Arthouse in 2019. 


1 Bio-diversity - May 2019 

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. 


Bio-diversity 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 whilst not misappropriating them? Tell us about your experience?


2 Mental Health  - August 2019

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?


3  Parenting and Family life -  November 2019

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? 


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

This program will now be called Ausdance in conversation, and will be developed through our interstate partnership with Ausdance Vic and will address topics such as Creative ageing, youth dance, professional development and business management. 


You can go to the podcasts here at our Soundcloud!