On our third episode of Somatics month, your co-hosts Martheya and YeaJean interview professional dancer and Professor of Dance, Sarah Gamblin. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about Sarah’s career as a professional dancer with Bebe Miller Company, her experiential anatomy and somatic related studies, integrating mind-body practices in dance pedagogy, imagination, and how social media is influencing dance education.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…
[0:28] Martheya and YeaJean introduce Sarah Gamblin
QUESTIONS WITH SARAH GAMBLIN
[3:26] Martheya asks: “How did you get to where you are now?”
[4:53] Martheya asks: “Can you explain what Klein technique is?”
[7:55] Martheya asks: “Why do you think Klein Technique enabled that (mind-body connection)?”
[10:37] Martheya asks: “Your approach to mind-body practices show up in your teaching. How do you integrate mind-body practices in your teaching?”
[15:05] Martheya asks: “How do you do that?”
[16:01] YeaJean asks: “What does experiential anatomy mean to you? How do you prepare for technique class?”
[19:56] YeaJean asks: “I think it’s hard to find balance?”
[24:22] YeaJean asks: “How do you prepare for improvisation performance?”
[28:37] Martheya asks: “Can you talk about in the state of performing improvisation?”
[32:08] Martheya asks: “What is the connecting piece from imagination and action?”
[34:06] Martheya asks: “Do you see it (dance education) changing now?”
[34:35] YeaJean asks: “I notice my students are losing their performance quality… they rely on editing too much...”
[38:58] YeaJean asks: “How do you think social media is influencing dance education?”
[40:21] Martheya asks: “How do you see it translating?”
[40:53] We talk about how social media is changing dance.
[43:03] Martheya asks: “Can you give us a peek into your experience with Bebe Miller’s In a Rhythm?”
[46:31] YeaJean asks:
1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
“Your living room floor”
2- What was the first dance you saw?
3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?
4- What is your favorite social media platform?
“Instagram is my favorite, Facebook I use the most”
#SarahGamblin Recommended Resources
Institution- Texas Woman’s University Department of Dance, https://twu.edu/dance/
Compay- Bebe Miller, http://www.bebemillercompany.org/
Organization- Seattle Festival of Improvisation, https://summer.velocitydancecenter.org/sfdi/
Movie- Flashdance, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085549/
Organization- Movement Research, https://movementresearch.org/
Somatic Practice- Klein Technique, https://www.kleintechnique.com/
Practitioner- Barbara Mahler, https://barbaramahler.net/
Practitioner- Susan Klein, https://www.kleintechnique.com/instructors-Susan-Klein.html
Somatic Practice- Zero Balancing, https://www.zerobalancing.com/
Organization- Bartenieff Fundamentals, https://labaninstitute.org/about/bartenieff-fundamentals/
Festival- Texas Dance Improvisation Festival, https://www.tdif.dance/
Artist- Mary Williford Shade, https://twu.edu/dance/faculty-and-staff/mary-williford-shade/
Performance- In a Rhythm, https://www.ontheboards.tv/performances/in-a-rhythm
Connect with #SarahGamblin