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8 | #ChristopherCollins

On this episode your co-hosts Azaria and Reyna interview Dr. Christopher Collins, assistant professor in the department of communication at Missouri State University. On this episode, we talk about how objects around us influence who we are and what we do on an unconscious level, human vs. object, breaking boundaries, “arrest”, and breakdancing as an Olympic sport.


[1:32] Reyna introduces Chris Collins


[2:38] Azaria asks: “How would you describe your career? What lead you towards performance studies?”

[4:14] Reyna asks: “Can you tell our audience what your work is like with materiality?”

[5:37] Azaria asks: “Does this relate to the ideas human vs. non human?”

[6:37] Azaria asks: “Can you tell us more about your art making?”

[8:12] Reyna asks: “What is the relationship of social media to your creative process and product?”

[9:17] Azaria asks: “How does social media influence your role as an arts administrator?”

[10:35] Azaria asks: “How is your arts adminstrator role infleuncing dance, art, set design, etc?”

[11:48] Reyna asks: “Can you talk about environemental performance?”

[13:30] Azaria asks: “How does the audience participate in your work?”

[14:55] Reyna asks: “How do you think communication has been a through line for you as an artist?”

[16:17] Azaria asks: “How is social media influencing art making and your career?”

[17:59] Azaria and Reyna ask:

1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • Cabaret, website, local California Theater, 3rd grade

3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?

  • YES, “absolutely…gives access to people…it’s global”

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram

  • YouTube, for lectures

#ChristopherCollins Recommended Resources

Connect with Christopher Collins:

Instagram- @mfaamsu

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