‘Ausdance In Conversation With...'
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?
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 while not misappropriating them? Tell us about your experience?
Parenting and Family life
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