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​46 | #MatthewCumbie - Matthew Cumbie Projects

On our third episode of Pride Month, your co-hosts Azaria and Reyna interview Washington, DC based collaborative dancemaker and artist educator, Matthew Cumbie. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about Matthew’s memories of dance and coming out, Matthew Cumbie Projects, his time at Dance Exchange, the value of intergenerational LGBTQIA+ art communities, dance as a social act, fear of failure and perfectionism, and how people connect.


[0:29] Reyna and Azaria introduce Matthew Cumbie


[1:22] Azaria asks: “Welcome to our podcast, how have you been?”

[1:53] Reyna asks: “For some of our audience who don’t know you yet….tell us who is Matthew Cumbie?”

[4:35] Reyna asks: “For some of our audience who haven't met you yet, my experience with Matthew Cumbie has come up you shake my hand and directly look into my eyes and immediately there is a connection happening and I’m hooked. Then you start to create work based on that simple experience of a greet. What do you think?”

[13:19] Azaria asks: “Flash forward and now you have your own company that is centered around th LGBTQ+ How did that happen? How did you get here?”

[24:38] Azaria asks: “What advice do you have for the younger version of yourself?”

[31:15] Reyna asks: “Is there anything else that you would like to share?”

[28:21] Reyna asks:

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

[28:50] Azaria asks:

2- What was the first dance you saw?

[29:50] Azaria asks:

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

  • Yes “I also automatically question what we mean by positive influence….”

[35:55] Reyna asks:

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram “It’s digestible”

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