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Episode 112 | The Future of Dance Film w/ Cara Hagan

Dance film author, artist, festival director, and curator Cara Hagan joins Martheya to give insight on the curatorial process, how to get your work submitted to festivals, and the impacts of social media on dance film. (28:26)


[0:45] The Team says welcome back and welcomes artist, scholar, author, and ADF Movies by Movers director Cara Hagan.


[4:15] Topic: The Curatorial Process

  • [4:15] Martheya asks: “Can you talk about what gatekeeping looks like in the dance film industry?”

  • [8:56] Martheya asks: “I would love if you could walk through your mental process when you are curating?”

[11:22] Topic: How to Submit Your Work

  • [11:22] Martheya asks: “How would you recommend they navigate the film festival circuit?”

[16:55] Topic: The Impacts of Social Media

  • [16:55] Martheya asks: “Do you think social media has changed the dance film industry?”

  • [18:32] Martheya asks: “Is there anything with social media that really excites you that you are looking forward to?

  • [21:50] Martheya asks: “How do you say no to the box?”

  • [25:00] Martheya asks: “Can you tell our audience where they can get your book?”

  • [25:33] Martheya asks: “Can you share with our listeners what they could expect if they sign up for your Screendance 101 course?”

[23:35] Martheya asks:

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

  • Stay on Social Media and go and look at people’s stuff

  • Become familiar with FilmFreeway

[24:01] Martheya asks:

2- What was the first dance you saw?

  • Probably one of those Hollywood movies like Bojangles

[24:30] Martheya asks:

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

  • Both

[24:39] Martheya asks:

4- What is your favorite social media platform?

  • Instagram and TikTok

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Connect with Cara Hagan

Facebook- /cara.hagan.7


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