29 | #TheresaRuthHoward - MoBBallet

On our third episode in celebration of Black History Month your co-host Azaria interviews Theresa Ruth Howard of MoBBallet. In this episode we go behind the screen and talk about Theresa Ruth Howard’s beginnings with Dance Theatre of Harlem, the creation of MoBBallet/interactive digital resource for educators, roll call, her viral article ‘Is Instagram Changing the Dance World’s Value System’, and strategies for navigating the world in a black body.


This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…

[0:28] Azaria introduces Theresa Ruth Howard

QUESTIONS WITH THERESA RUTH HOWARD

[1:30]Azaria asks: “How do you describe yourself?”

[2:40]Azaria asks: “What drew you to Dance Theatre of Harlem?”

[4:50]Azaria asks: “In what way did you feel like a unicorn?”

[5:30]Azaria asks: “Could you give advice or how young girls can overcome that feeling?”

[9:07]Azaria asks: “What was the process of making MoBBallet?” “Can you explain the timeline digital source you created?”

[9:07]Azaria asks: “What was the process of making MoBBallet?” “Can you explain the timeline digital source you created?”

[9:07]Azaria asks: “What was the process of making MoBBallet?” “Can you explain the timeline digital source you created?”

[18:02]Azaria asks: “Can you go into some detail on your diversity strategies?”

[24:04]Azaria asks: “How do we see our humanity in a concrete way?”

[27:00]Azaria asks: “Could you give 1 piece of advice for having a productive conversation for those coming from head/heart space?”

[31:55]Azaria asks: “I really want to talk about your article ‘Is Instagram Changing the Dance World’s Value System’?”

[37:42]Azaria asks: “Are we pushing body image messages?”


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[43:09] Azaria asks:

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

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • “My sister’s recital..PHILADANCO...I was 3...that’s what made me want to dance”

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

  • BOTH “I think it depends on what your watching...check out the Royal Ballet’s social media…”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram “It’s where I put my focus”


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