Talking Moves, the popular podcast series from Greenwich Dance will return for a 5th series, broadcasting from Friday 29th April. Hosted by CEO Melanie Precious, the series will continue to discuss topics that are moving artists of today.
Launching on International Dance Day, the first in the series will be a conversation on building audiences – with Deborah Light of Wales-based Light, Ladd and Emberton, and UNIT artistic director Tom Hobden, discussing the ways they create their own work and who they think they are creating for.
Subsequent episodes include a conversation between contemporary and Bharatanatyam choreographer Kamala Devam, and Harriet Waghorn who has developed her movement language by combining ballroom and contemporary dance. The pair talk about their inspiration for fusing genres of dance to create their own unique movement vocabulary.
We continue with an important conversation with environmentalist, Candoco Dance Company co-founder and creator of A Dancer’s Forest project Adam Benjamin, and activist, dancer and podcaster Marla King, who discuss the climate crisis and how we as an industry can be doing more to help raise awareness and make a difference.
Choreographer and performer Robert Clark will be joined by Vincent Dance Theatre’s artistic director Charlotte Vincent to talk about parenting and the challenges faced by parents who work in the arts, the support networks that parents have to put in place and the role feminism has to play when we talk about parenting.
Rosie Heafford, artistic director and choreographer of Second Hand Dance, a disabled-led company which creates sensory live dance experiences for children aged 0 – 3, will be joined by Nua Dance’s Neus Gil Cortés, who have recently premiered NOISE, an immersive piece with a vibrating soundscape. They will be discussing how they make work that is truly accessible.
In the final episode, we will talk to Kwesi Johnson, Creative Director of The Cultural Assembly and freelance artist and activist Valerie Ebuwa about the art of placemaking, what that term means and the significance of building a local artistic community rather than having a demonstrable national footprint.