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55 | #SarahGamblin

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.


[0:28] Martheya and YeaJean introduce 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)?

  • “Yes”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram is my favorite, Facebook I use the most”

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