On our third episode of Interdisciplinary month, your co-hosts YeaJean and Martheya interview artist, performer and creative director best known for her award-winning digital projects for physical ideas, Norah Zuniga Shaw. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about interdisciplinary artmaking, creative and critical engagement, collaboration, Synchronous Objects by William Forsythe, and Digital Literacy.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST… [0:27] YeaJean and Martheya introduce Norah Zuniga Shaw QUESTIONS WITH NORAH ZUNIGA SHAW [2:47] Martheya asks: “In your 2006 article with Matthew Lewis, Inflecting Particles: Locating generative indexes for performance in the interstices of dance and computer science, you conclude by offering “We work in disciplinary frameworks, and yet we need not be trapped standing in for old binaries: mind and body, man and woman, technology and nature, there is room for agency here, and room for many more performances.” As an artist, writer, and creative director whose research centers on choreographic knowledge as a locus for interdisciplinary and intercultural creativity how do you define interdisciplinary art? [5:58] Martheya asks: “Do you find that collaboration is inherent in interdisciplinary artmaking?” [8:03] Martheya asks: “Could you talk about an experience where you don’t see collaboration at the forefront of interdisciplinary artmaking?” [11:28] YeaJean asks: “Can you talk about your role and creative process for your digital projects and award-winning interdisciplinary collaborations Synchronous Objects with William Forsythe?” [18:48] YeaJean asks: “What is your audience to you?” [22:58] YeaJean asks: “You have been the Director for Dance and Technology at The Ohio State University Department of Dance and Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design since 2004. Can you talk about the courses you teach?” [27:02] Martheya asks: “Can you talk more about digital literacy?” [30:30] Martheya asks: “What tips do you have for our audience to enhance their digital literacy?” [33:01] Martheya asks: “How are you thinking about Instagram and Digital Literacy as a portfolio or process collaborator?” [38:46] Martheya asks: “How do you say NO to the BOX?” [39:21] YeaJean asks: “Is there anything you want to share more?” #FLASH4 [42:58] YeaJean asks: 1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
2- What was the first dance you saw?
“My mother’s a dancer and choreographer… hers at the Nancy Spanier Studio in Boulder, CO”
3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?
No “It’s nice for connecting to people who are far away”
4- What is your favorite social media platform?
#NorahZunigaShaw Recommended Resources
Article- Inflecting Particles: Locating generative indexes for performance in the interstices of dance and computer science, you conclude by offering, https://doi.org/10.1080/13528160600810657
Project- Synchronous Objects, https://synchronousobjects.osu.edu/
Dance- One Flat Things, reproduced by William Forsythe, https://www.williamforsythe.com/williamforsythe.html
Dance- Ursula Franklin, https://schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca/ufa/
Project- Livable Futures, https://livablefuturesnow.org/
Website- The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) Vimeo, https://vimeo.com/mancc
Connect with #NorahZunigaShaw Instagram- @nzshaw Twitter- @nzshaw LinkedIn- norah zuniga shaw YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/user/nzshaw1 Website- https://www.norahzunigashaw.com/ | https://livablefuturesnow.org/ | https://dance.osu.edu/people/zuniga-shaw.1