‘Ausdance In Conversation With...' is a podcast created by Ausdance NSW that address the hard-hitting issues that affect the dance sector and wider arts community. Topics include mental health & the body, biodiversity, and parenting in the dance industry. In the first Podcast, the conversation features our guest host Annalouise Paul who speaks with Gwen Korebrits (CEO of Dance Health Alliance) and Linda Gamblin (Head of Training and Sydney Dance Company) about mental health in the dance industry.
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