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32 | #RoxanaBarba

On our second episode in celebration of Women’s History Month your co-hosts Martheya and Azaria interview Roxana Barba. In this episode we go behind the screen and talk about Roxana Baraba’s career as a dance choreographer, arts administrator, and filmmaker/producer/director. She shares her creative process for dance films, important tips to consider when working with collaborators, and the value of clarity in vision when creating work. Special thanks to Sandra Parks and the Women in Dance Leadership Conference for connecting us for this in-person interview.


[0:28] Martheya introduces Roxana


[2:05]Martheya asks: “Can you briefly walk us through your career path?”

[8:14]Azaria asks: “Did it feel too much like play to you?”

[11:46]Martheya asks: “Can you repeat the title?”

[14:25]Martheya asks: “Why did you want to work with those three concepts?”

[17:56]Azaria asks: “In reviewing your website it seems like activism is present in your work? Do you seek to have elements of activism in your work? What was this particular film doing for you?”

[19:59]Martheya asks: “How do you leave space for letting inside “youness” to come out?”

[24:03]Azaria asks: “How do you go about collaborating to create video dance or installations?”

[29:17] Martheya asks:

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

[30:05] Azaria asks:

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • “Folkloric dance...Marinera Norteña it’s a courtship dance” “Alicia Alonso's Swan Lake”

[31:10] Martheya asks:

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

  • Both

[31:22] Azaria asks:

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • “Instagram...Facebook for certain things”

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