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

Updated: Mar 2

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


Submit Your Film to the kNOwBOX dance Film Festival


Watch the 2021 kNOwBOX dance Film Festival



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