50 | #DBSRoundtable - COVID-19 & Dance

On our third episode of Dance Trends month, in celebration of our 50th episode of #dancebehindthescreen, your co-hosts Martheya, YeaJean, Azaria, and Reyna moderate a ‘COVID-19 & Dance’ roundtable with 11 of our Dance Behind the Screen (DBS) guests. We talk with the experts in creative thinking on what they have learned, how to prepare for reopenings, how to negotiate live and digital dance practices, what does the dance world look like post-pandemic, and much more.


DBS Guest Roundtable voices include;

Theresa Ruth Howard - MoBBallet, Sarah Gamblin - Texas Woman’s University & Texas Dance Improvisation Festival (TDIF), Ana Maria Alvarez - Contra Tiempo, Jill Homan Randall - Life as a Modern Dancer Blog & Shawl Anderson, Matthew Cumbie - Matthew Cumbie Projects, Yin Yue - YY Dance Company, Lynn Lane - Transitory Sound and Movement Collective, Matt Kent - Pilobolus, Jennifer DePaola - Doctors for Dancers, Jordan Fuchs - Texas Woman’s University & TDIF, and Jacob Jonas - Jacob Jonas The Company Jacob.


This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…

[0:28] Reyna, Azaria, Martheya, and YeaJean introduce DBS Roundtable

COVID-19 & DANCE ROUNDTABLE

[1:51] Martheya welcomes kNOwBOX dance team and welcomes DBS Roundtable Guests.

[2:55] Azaria shares the questions for this roundtable are framed around the pandemic.


SEGMENT 1 - ICEBREAKER

[3:29] YeaJean moderates icebreaker with co-hosts and guests.

Dance is...

“Love” Martheya Nygaard of kNOwBOX dance

“To activate” Azaria Hogans of kNOwBOX dance

“Change” Reyna Mondragon of kNOwBOX dance

“A lot of things” Theresa Ruth Howard - MoBBallet

“In the moment” Sarah Gamblin - Texas Dance Improvisation Festival

“Transformation” Ana Maria Alvarez - Contra Tiempo

“Connections and connecting” Jill Homan Randall - Life as a Modern Dancer Blog

“A continued practice” Matthew Cumbie - Matthew Cumbie Projects

“Expression” Yin Yue - YY Dance Company

“Breathe” Lynn Lane - Transitory Sound and Movement Collective

“A non-verbal expression” Matt Kent - Pilobolus

“Passion” Jennifer DePaola - Doctors for Dancers

“On ice right now...dance is underground..dance is not happening for me right now… I am stopped” Jordan Fuchs - Texas Woman’s University & TDIF

“Togetherness and growth” Jacob Jonas - Jacob Jonas The Company

“Love” YeaJean Choi of kNOwBOX dance


SEGMENT 2 - Q&A

[6:12] Reyna asks Theresa Ruth Howard, Sarah Gamblin, and Ana Maria Alvarez “What have you learned from the pandemic or what have you learned from the transition to working in the digital space?”

[6:43] Sarah Gamblin responds

[7:55] Ana Maria Alvarez responds

[10:08] Theresa Ruth Howard responds

[12:47] Reyna asks does anyone have a follow up?


[13:09] YeaJean asks Jill Homan Randall, Mathew Cumbie, and Yin Yue “What are you doing to prepare for reopenings for instance when schools are suggesting to go back face to face, theaters/performance venues are getting ready to reopen with small audiences?

[13:45] Jill Homan Randall responds

[15:05] Yin Yue responds

[19:25] Matthew Cumbie responds

[23:32] Azaria asks for book title.

[25:04] Ana Maria Alarez addresses the dysfunction in the dance field

[27:22] Azaria asks Lynn Lane and Matt Kent “What does the dance world look like post COVID 19?”

[27:45] Lynn Lane responds

[31:07] Matt Kent responds

[34:44] Martheya asks Jennifer Depeola, Jordan Fuchs, Jacob Jonas “How are you negotiating live and digital dance practices? What digital practices do we keep for re-envisioning the future?”

[35:29] Jennifer Depeola responds

[37:33] Matt Kent responds

[38:24] Theresa Ruth Howard responds

[41:45] Jordan Fuchs responds

[46:08] Jacob Jonas responds


SEGMENT 3 - OPEN FLOOR

[51:55] YeaJean invites guests for open thoughts

[52:15] Matt Kent responds

[53:54] Ana Maria Alvarez responds

[55:20] Theresa Ruth Howard responds