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68 | #SumedhaBhattacharyya - @duetwithcamera

On our third episode of ‘dance film’ month, your co-hosts Martheya, YeaJean, and Reyna interview interdisciplinary dance artist, educator, researcher and facilitator from New Delhi, India, Sumedha Bhattacharyya. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about her social media account @duetwithcamera, the interactions of the Indian traditional form of Kathak and dance film, nostalgia and memory, exploring the intimacy between camera and dance, Sumedha’s dance filmmaking process, and how we connected online.


[0:28] Reyna, YeaJean, and Martheya introduces Sumedha Bhattacharyya


[2:09] YeaJean asks: “How do your diverse experiences affect your dance film making and sharing?”

[6:04] Reyna asks: “How does that (capturing nostalgia) relate to the dance that you capture?”

[12:33] Martheya asks: “Can you share with our audience how you found kNOwBOX dance?”

[17:16] Martheya asks: “Can you talk about how you started @duetwithcamera? What is the relationship between your instagram and the fellowship program?”

[19:43] Martheya asks: “Can you share more about what those two year looked like for you?”

[23:56] Martheya asks: “Can you share how our listeners can join your community? What will they get when they join?”

[28:29] Martheya asks: “What does duet with camera mean to you?”

[33:33] Martheya asks: “Can you explain your process of creating a dance film?”

[50:29] Martheya asks: “How do you say NO to the BOX?”

[47:56] 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?

  • “Bollywood when I went with my parents”

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”

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