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Episode 105 | Movement & Dance Film w/ Marianna Varviani

Updated: Mar 30, 2022

On this episode, Martheya speaks with Marianna Varviani about movement in dance films. They discuss creating your own movement style, how to do it, the importance of hybrid dance, and dance film. (25:50)


[0:18] The Team says welcome back and introduces Marianna Varviani and the topic of movement in dance films.


[3:17] Topic: Your Own Movement Style

  • [3:17] Martheya asks: “Why is it important to develop your own movement style?”

  • [4:42] Martheya asks: “Could you talk a little bit about your own journey to discover your personal movement style?”

  • [6:32] Martheya asks: “Do you remember a film that transformed you?”

[8:03] Topic: What is Hybrid Dance?

  • [8:03] Martheya asks: “Could you talk about this definition of hybrid dance that you so eloquently shared in the proposal?”

  • [8:50] Martheya asks: “What is the difference between contemporary dance and postmodern dance from your perspective?”

  • [10:54] Martheya asks: “How do you see hybrid dance in practice? Could you walk us through what one of your rehearsals may look like?”

  • [12:51] Martheya asks: “How do you negotiate appropriation when it comes to dealing with these codified techniques or these dances that come from specific cultures and communities ?”

  • [16:14] Martheya asks: “For those wanting to create their own movement style, what advice do you have for them? How do they get started?”

[8:03] Topic: Social Media & Dance

  • [18:58] Martheya asks: “Do you think social media is influencing the dance world? And if so, how is it influencing your work?”

  • [21:18] Martheya asks: “How do you say no to the box?”

[23:19] Martheya asks:

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

[23:30] Martheya asks:

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • Traditional Greek dance

[23:49] Martheya asks:

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

  • Yes and No

[23:57] Martheya asks:

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram

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