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65 | #DanielleGeorgiou

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.


[0:28] Martheya and YeaJean introduce 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,

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)?

  • “Yes”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram”

#DanielleGeorgiou Recommended Resources

Connect with #DanielleGeorgiou

Twitter- @dgdgdancegroup


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