On our second episode of Pride Month, your co-hosts YeaJean and Reyna interview Colby Calhoun. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about queerness, creating the ‘1st Annual Gay Show’, the representation of the LGBTQIA+ community, profiting off marginalized demographics, using fear as a strategy to build support, and how to let people speak for themselves.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…
[0:29] YeaJean and Reyna introduce Colby Calhoun
QUESTIONS WITH COLBY CALHOUN
[1:30] Reyna asks: “For our listeners will you tell us ‘Who is Colby Calhoun’?”
[2:53] YeaJean asks: “We know many artists have been struggling through COVID-19, how have you and the company you are a part of DGDG been holding up?”
[5:26] YeaJean asks: “You and Danielle have also been giving classes with IG Live. Can you share what your intention is?”
[7:08] Reyna asks: “You created the ‘1st Annual Gay Show’ in Dallas, TX. Can you tell us why that was important to you? Is there going to be 2nd?”
[13:00] YeaJean asks: “What kind of feedback did you receive from the audience?”
[14:41] Reyna asks: “This idea of creating a space for people to share what they are afraid of? Why this question?”
[21:17] YeaJean asks: “What does queerness mean to you?”
[22:10] YeaJean asks: “How do you center the LGBTQ+ community in your works?”
[25:13] Reyna asks: “What advice do you have for choreographers out there who don’t identify LGBTQ+ community. What advice do you have for them as they move forward?”
[28:31] YeaJean asks: “What advice do you have for the younger version of yourself?”
[29:46] Reyna asks: “What is something you wish you had hear as a younger version of yourself?
[30:51] Reyna asks: “You were mentioned as ‘The Best LGBTQ+ Influencer Accounts in North Texas’ can you talk about that?
[34:52] Reyna asks: “How do you say NO to the BOX?”
[37:18] YeaJean asks: “Before we wrap up is there anything you want to share with our audience?”
[28:02] YeaJean asks:
1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
[18:23] Reyna asks:
2- What was the first dance you saw?
American Ballet Theatre “Watching some girl do the dying swan...on YouTube”
[32:47] Reyna asks:
3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?
No “I think social media is a great opportunity and resource…”
[35:55] Reyna asks:
4- What is your favorite social media platform?
#ColbyCalhoun Recommended Resources
Company- Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (DGDG), https://www.dgdgdancegroup.com/
Artist- Danielle Georgiou, https://www.dgdgdancegroup.com/
Virtual Concert- The Savage Seconds, https://www.thesavageseconds.com/
Festival- Festival of Independent Theatres, https://festivalofindependenttheatres.org/
Media- Theater Jones, http://www.theaterjones.com/
Artist- Alok Vaid-Menon, https://www.alokvmenon.com/
Connect with #ColbyCalhoun