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83 | Dance & Stuff the podcast w/ Jack Ferver and Reid Bartelme

Updated: Jun 9, 2021

On this episode, Dance Behind the Screen podcast co-hosts interview Dance & Stuff podcast co-hosts. The entire NB team joins in to talk to Jack Ferver and Reid Bartelme about their experience starting a dance podcast and living as artists in New York. Jack and Reid also discuss having fun and not taking yourself too seriously while also making meaningful work. Other fun parts of this interview include the pros and cons of grants and advice for those seeking a career in dance. Enjoy this episode with the dynamic duo of Dance and Stuff podcast. (1:08:20)


[1:15] The Team says welcome back and introduces Reid Bartelme and Jack Ferver and their podcast Dance and Stuff. The team tells us about Reid and Jack as individual artists as well as their co-developed podcast “Dance and Stuff.” Martheya explains her excitement of having seen their work “Everything is Imaginable” in 2019.


[3:56] Topic: BFF’s and the making of a podcast

  • [4:24] Martheya asks: “Could you talk about why you wanted to start this podcast back in 2017?”

  • [5:33] Martheya asks: “How did you come to starting a podcast?”

  • [8:07] Azaria asks: “Jeremy is in the room right? Can we say hi to Jeremy?”

[14:47] Topic: Grants and the Fun & Importance of Dance

  • [14:47] Azaria asks: “How do you merge these heavy topics and get to the human part of your guest?”

  • [19:40] Azaria asks: “Do you think the dance world is particularly bad about that [taking themselves too seriously]?”

  • [28:53] Martheya asks: “How do you negotiate feeling like dance has to prove itself?”

[26:22] Topic: Advice to Those Pursuing Dance as a Career

  • [36:25] YeaJean asks: “What advice do you have for listeners on your show or our show pursuing a career in dance?”

  • [44:40] Azaria asks: “How did you make your own community? Did you feel like you had to work to find that community or build it for your art?”

  • [51:36] Martheya asks: “Can you share practical strategies that you use to create this container of safety?”

[1:02:07] Azaria asks:

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

[1:02:39] Azaria asks:

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • Jack: The Nutcracker

  • Reid: A modern dance choreographed to Phillip Glass

[1:03:24] Azaria asks:

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

  • Jack: Yes & No, a really big yes and a really big no.

  • Reid: Yes

[55:46] Azaria asks:

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Jack: Youtube

  • Reid: Youtube

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Headshot by Jeremy Jacob


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