On our fourth episode of Interdisciplinary month, your co-hosts YeaJean and Martheya interview Dallas, Texas based choreographer/director, Danielle Georgiou. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about her #NBSS Visionary Awarded dance film 51 Days in Quarantine, Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (DGDG), dance theater, creative process in the pandemic, critiquing live and digital performance, social media as a platform for artmaking and self-curation.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…
[0:28] Martheya and YeaJean introduce Danielle Georgiou
QUESTIONS WITH DANIELLE GEORGIOU
[3:30] Martheya asks: “Congratulations on your short film, 51 Days in Quarantine. Our selection committee which included kNOwBOX dance and Joy MarieThompson voted your work the #NBSS Visionary Award. Can you describe your film and why you created it? Can you walk us through this process?”
[7:40] Martheya asks: “How did that bring you to creating 51 Days in Quarantine?”
[10:39] Martheya asks: “What advice do you have for artists or creators who want to create to live on social media?”
[13:49] Martheya asks: “I haven’t heard the criticism from people valuing live performance over digital performance. Can you explain more about these encounters you’ve had?”
[16:40] YeaJean asks: “I think we can see what are the possibilities (dance in the digital space) in positive ways?”
[18:01] Martheya asks: “Do you think people are afraid of losing support for live art?”
[20:30] Martheya asks: “Do you think this is why DGD creates art in many different categories? On the DGDG website it states creators of site-specific, immersive, and experimental performance. How did you arrive at these categories?”
[24:36] Martheya asks: “How do you see yourself situated in that (interdisciplinary) as a category?”
[25:18] Martheya asks: “Why are you interested in creating experiences?”
[28:07] Martheya asks: “What do you look for in performers or bringing in collaborators with DGDG? How does DGDG operate in the rehearsal space and the performance space?”
[32:00] Martheya asks: “What triggered this openness and wanting to be a lifelong learner?”
[34:36] Martheya asks: “How do you avoid burnout?”
[39:10] YeaJean asks: “What is the uniqueness of your company compared to other dance theater companies? How do you say NO to the BOX?”
[42:45] YeaJean asks: “Is there anything else you want to share with our audience?”
[41:45] Martheya asks:
1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
Podcast- lore, https://www.lorepodcast.com/
2- What was the first dance you saw?
“The Nutcracker starring Macaulay Culkin”
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?
#DanielleGeorgiou Recommended Resources
Performance- Bippy Bobby Boo Show (streaming until November 3rd), https://www.dgdgdancegroup.com/the-bippy-bobby-boo-show-1
Company- Danielle Georgiou Dance Group (DGDG), https://www.dgdgdancegroup.com/
Organization- Women & Their Work, https://womenandtheirwork.org/
Person- Pina Bausch, https://www.pinabausch.org/en/home
Person- Samuel Beckett, http://www.samuel-beckett.net/
Person- Fedrick Fellini, https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000019/
Person- Colby Calhoun, http://www.knowboxdance.com/45--colbycalhoun.html
Connect with #DanielleGeorgiou