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Episode 101 | An Artist’s Duty to Reflect the Times

Updated: Mar 1, 2022

On this episode, the kNOwBOX dance Team talks about the famous Nina Simone quote about an artist’s duty to reflect the times. Listen in as we discuss responsibility in art-making, social justice, and recommended resources. (29:03)





This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…


[0:16] The Team says welcome back and introduces the quote by Nina Simone about an artist's responsibility to reflect the times.


QUESTIONS WITH THE TEAM


[2:44] Topic: An Artist’s Duty to Reflect the Times

  • [2:45] Azaria asks: “Do any of you engage with or create social or political dance works or dance films?”

  • [6:06] Azaria asks: “Do you all think there is a social responsibility to create activist/awareness works? If yes, is there a social responsibility when creating?”

[10:38] Topic: Who Has the Responsibility

  • [10:38] Martheya asks: “Who do you think can make this kind of work and why?”

  • [14:30] Reyna states: “I’m curious about the people who should be making it [social/political work] making it [the work] but don’t feel like they can make it?”

  • [15:40] Azaria asks: “Are you afraid of the backlash that might come or are you afraid of misrepresenting the story?”

  • [19:53] Martheya asks: “How do you see the gatekeepers evolving? Do you see a change happening? Do you all feel a change happening?”

  • [21:52] Azaria asks: “Do we have a duty to reflect the times? Do we do that subconsciously anyways?”

[24:17] Topic: Recommended Resources