Talking Moves returns for fourth series

News | 23 September 2021

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Talking Moves, a podcast all about dance from Greenwich Dance, returns for a fourth series

Greenwich Dance’s podcast all about dance, Talking Moves, returns for a fourth series starting on 1 October 2021. Fronted by CEO of Greenwich Dance, Melanie Precious, Talking Moves brings dance artists together in a round table format to discuss what moves them, while engaging audiences with topical themes and debates in the dance world.

Launching in Black History Month, the series features dance artists from a range of backgrounds, celebrating the diversity of the dance sector. The next series will delve into a wide variety of fascinating subjects. Celebrated choreographer, founder of Uchenna Dance and recipient of the first AWA Women in Dance award, Vicki Igbokwe and writer, director and award-winning choreographer Shane Shambhu as they talk about celebrating cultures through dance.

Other topics up for discussion include making work with communities with Nancy Hirst, Artistic Director of Icon Theatre and Dan Canham, and exploring the world of dramaturgy and its role in dance with Eva Martinez, dramaturg, producer and consultant and poet and producer Karthika Naïr who scripted three of Akram Khan’s pieces. While former Candoco Dance Company member Annie Hanauer and former Hofesh Shechter Company dancer Erion Kruja discuss how they found their own dance style and identity after being part of a company.

Rounding up the series will be the dance writer, performer and producer Donald Hutera and artist, journalist and poet Isaac Ouro-Gnao who will both delve into the topic of criticism and feedback in dance and recent graduate Katie Serridge and Nafisah Baba, winner of 2017 BBC Young Dancer, talk about the challenges faced by emerging artists during the pandemic.

Launched last year as part of Greenwich Dance’s digital stage in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Talking Moves has since welcomed 36 artists to discuss an array of topics across 18 episodes of lively discussion about dance. With over 2,600 downloads to date, the podcast gives a unique insight into the industry, putting artists centre of the debate and providing an opportunity for their voice and ideas to be heard.

All episodes of Talking Moves can be found via our Digital Stage, where you will find transcripts and more information about our guests.

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