On this episode your co-host YeaJean interviews Yin Yue the Artistic Director of YY Dance Company. On this episode we go behind the screen and talk about Yin Yue’s career as a choreographer. She shares how she gets inspired, tips for emerging choreographers, the difference in responsibilities between artistic director vs. choreographer, the importance of editing your social media, and how she developed a hybrid of contemporary dance language called FoCo Technique.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…
[0:28] YeaJean introduces Yin Yue
QUESTIONS WITH YIN YUE
[2:35]YeaJean asks: “Can you briefly walk us through your career path?”
[5:53]YeaJean asks: “What was the trigger point when you realized you wanted to go to New York?”
[7:59]YeaJean asks: “Can you break down a day as Artistic Director of your company?”
[10:20]YeaJean asks: “Do you have an open call to audition dancers?”
[12:26]YeaJean asks: “You are the winner of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago 2015 International Commissioning Project, 2015 BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, Northwest Dance Project’s 5th Annual Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition in 2013. Could you share more about these awards and your experience receiving them?”
[15:55]YeaJean asks: “Did these awards change/affect your life as an artist?”
[19:10]YeaJean asks: “Where do you get inspiration?”
[22:25]YeaJean asks: “Can you explain more about FoCo technique?”
[25:27]YeaJean asks: “Can you explain more about classical Chinese dance?”
[27:48]YeaJean asks: “Have you ever thought about giving a certification for this technique?”
[29:30]YeaJean asks: “For those listening who are interested in starting their own dance company as a choreographer what advice do you have?”
[31:42]YeaJean asks: “How do you decide what to share? Do you manage those accounts?”
[34:26]YeaJean asks: “If you had to share one piece of advice for emerging artists using social media, what would it be?”
[39:05] YeaJean asks:
1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
“Listen to music, watch movies, read books...visual inspiration”
2- What was the first dance you saw?
Chinese Dance, “Has to be Chinese dance...on TV a big celebration...unison dancing”
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?
#YinYue Recommended Resources
School- Shanghai Dance School, https://www.china-admissions.com/shanghai-normal-university/
School- NYU Tisch School of The Arts , https://tisch.nyu.edu/dance
Fellowship- BalletX Choreographic Fellowship, https://www.balletx.org/programs/choreographic-fellowship/
Project- Hubbard Street Dance Chicago International Commissioning Project, https://www.hubbardstreetdance.com/
Competition- Northwest Dance Project Pretty Creatives International Choreographic Competition, https://nwdanceproject.org/education/pretty-creatives/
FoCo Technique- Folk Contemporary Dance Technique, https://www.yydancecompany.com/foco