10 | #DatNguyen - MotionVivid

On this episode your host Martheya interviews Dat Nguyen the founder of MotionVivid. On this episode, we talk about how to stay “woke” in present times (the influence of spectacle on death, politics, and social media), important things to consider when naming your dance company in the digital age, deciding what to post and caption, supporting LGBTQIA+ artists, proactive tips for taking photos of dance, and using social media as a reflection resource.


[1:14] Martheya introduces Dat Nguyen


[4:26]Martheya asks: “How would you describe your career?”

[5:45] Martheya asks: “Can you tell us more about why you started MotionVivid?”

[7:23] Martheya asks: “How did you come up with the company name MotionVivid?”

[9:36] Martheya asks: “Would you tell us about your process of creating content for social media?”

[12:25] Martheya asks: “Are you aware of the throughline of your aesthetic through multiple disciplines?”

[16:02] Martheya asks: “To dig into your current research and performance focus inspired by Guy Debord I want to talk about the influence of his book (1967) “The Society of the Spectacle” and performance and its relationship to the spectacle. First off can you briefly explain Debords theories for our audience?

[18:41] Martheya asks: I read “Trump and the ‘Society of the Spectacle’discussing the relationship of politics and mass media. As an artist, what do you think the correlation between art making and social media is?

[19:35] Martheya asks: “Can you share how you define spectacle?”

[21:03] Martheya asks: “As an artist what do you think the correlation between art making and social media is?

[24:07] Martheya asks: “Do you think social media is a platform for spectacle?”

[27:12] Martheya asks: “Do you think social media is a tool for understanding/bettering oneself?”

[28:16] Martheya asks: “Can you describe your “visual journals” for our audience? What is your process for journaling?”

[30:43] Martheya asks: “What is the most important task when it comes to managing your social media?”

[31:50] Martheya asks: “Can you talk about how you use Pinterest as a social media platform? Advice?”

[34:16] Martheya asks: “What advice do you have for taking photos of dance to post on social media?”

[37:36] Martheya asks: “How has social media influenced your career?”

[43:58] Martheya asks: “Can you talk about the Queer Spectra Arts Festival and why you created it?”

[16:53] Martheya asks: “What do you think the emerging practice of social media on the dance world?”


[48:42] Martheya asks:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

2- What was the first dance you saw?

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • YES/NO, “it could be both”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram, “because I am a visual artist”

#DatNguyen Recommended Resources

Connect with Dat Nguyen of MotionVivid:

Facebook- @MotionVivid

Instagram- @MotionVivid

Twitter- @MotionVivid

Vimeo- @MotionVivid

Snapchat- @MotionVivid

Tumblr- @MotionVivid

Pinterest- @MotionVivid

Website: https://motionvivid.com/

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