On this episode your co-hosts Azaria and Martheya talk with the founder of the Women in Dance Leadership Conference, Sandra Parks. On this episode, we go behind the screen of the Women In Dance Leadership conference. We unpack Sandra Parks career path. We discuss her strategies for supporting female voices in the dance world across many platforms and redefining equality. She offers what to consider when curating a conference to create a space for all voices of dance in mediums of film, live performances, workshops, presentations, and more. Sandra offers transparency on the financial realities of creating a conference, how to ask for help, and her visions for the future of Women In Dance.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…
[1:30] Martheya and Azaria introduce Sandra Parks
QUESTIONS WITH SANDRA PARKS
[4:17]Martheya asks: “Can you briefly describe your career path?”
[10:20]Azaria asks: “What made you want to create the Women In Dance Leadership Conference?”
[14:39]Martheya asks: “Can you talk about what it’s like to build a conference? What are the steps you took to create such a successful event?”
[14:39]Martheya asks: “Can you talk about what it’s like to build a conference?”
[18:48]Martheya asks: “What was it like to set up the curation process?”
[19:44]Martheya asks: “Do you set it up for email?”
[21:45]Azaria asks: “What are the challenges?”
[22:32]Martheya asks: “What advice do you have for anyone in building their own event?”
[22:43]Martheya asks: “How do you ask for help?”
[25:55]Azaria asks: “Do you have trouble giving responsibility to others?”
[26:05]Martheya asks: “How do you define trust?”
[27:20]Azaria asks: “What do you want Women In Dance to be?”
[31:58]Martheya asks: “What advice do you have for those who are wanting to negotiate their place in the world as a female leader? What does that look like for you?”
[32:52]Martheya asks: “How do you tell yourself ‘What I am is enough’?”
[35:22]Martheya asks: “Could you share 3 practical tips that help keep you inspired and stay creative?”
1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
Website- Ted Talk, https://www.ted.com/talks
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)?
4- What is your favorite social media platform?
Instagram “right now it’s instagram”
#SandraParks Recommended Resources
Conference- Women In Dance Leadership Conference, http://www.womenindance.com/
School- NYU Tisch School of the Arts, https://tisch.nyu.edu/
School- Smith College, https://www.smith.edu/academics/dance
School- Louisiana State University, https://www.lsu.edu/majors/interests/performing-arts.php
Artist- Renee Chatelain, https://www.artsbr.org/team
2019 Selection Comittee http://www.womenindance.com/2019-selection-committee/
Artist- Pamela Pietro, https://tisch.nyu.edu/about/directory/dance/106821567
Resource- Dance Data Project, https://www.dancedataproject.com/
School- Drexel University, https://drexel.edu/westphal/academics/undergraduate/DANC/