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23 | #MattKent - Pilobolus

Kicking off season 2 your co-hosts Martheya and Azaria interview Matt Kent one of the Artistic Directors of Pilobolus. On this episode we go behind the screen and talk about the value of synchronicity and working collaboratively in the creative process, the challenge of managing logistics and creativity, ‘neural mirroring’, and a surprise contribution from Emily Kent, Pilobolus’ Education Director, on what Pilobolus looks for at company auditions.


This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…

[0:27] Martheya and Azaria introduce Matt Kent


QUESTIONS WITH MATT KENT

[3:31]Martheya asks: “Can you briefly walk us through your career path?”

[7:27]Martheya asks: “Can you explain more what that looks like?”

[9:24]Martheya asks: “Do you have any tips for staying open to opportunities?”

[12:32]Azaria asks: “What does the artistic directorship/choreographer/collaborator role look like where you are now?”

[12:32]Azaria asks: “What does the artistic directorship/choreographer/collaborator role look like where you are now?”

[16:40]Martheya asks: “How do you shift from managing the company to making work?”

[18:39]Azaria asks: “I have a question about “Shadowland” Do you plan out the ode to each city you travel to?”

[22:34]Azaria asks: “What kind of dancers do you look for?”

[24:10]Martheya asks: “How do you judge if they have what you're looking for?”

[25:03]Emily Kent the Education Director jumps in on the interview to talk about the audition process in detail.

[28:57]Martheya asks: “Does it have to do with human connection?” “Can you explain ‘neural mirroring’ for our audience?”

[30:24]Martheya asks: “Can you describe what the shift is? Performing vs. not performing?”

[33:07]Azaria asks: “Do we need to have a social media presence? Is that important for casting?”

[34:10]Martheya asks: “Do you think social media is shaping how the company is making and sharing work?”

[35:24]Martheya asks: “What do you mean by ‘Sometimes the media is the message?’”