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Episode 93 | A Performing Artist for the Trisha Brown Dance Company w/ Kimberly Fulmer

On this episode, Dance Behind the Screen podcast co-host Martheya interviews Kimberly Fulmer of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. They discuss the historical significance of Trisha Brown, using archives as a creative process, what it is like being a performing dance artist, and the future of her dance career post-2020. Enjoy this episode! (47:17)


[0:34] The Team says welcome back and introduces Kimberly Fulmer. The team tells us about Kimberly Fulmer and working with the Trisha Brown dance company.


[4:24] Topic: Dance Beginnings

  • [4:24] Reyna asks: “Tell us about your dance education growing up. Did you see your culture reflected in your dance studies classes in high school?”

  • [8:29] Reyna asks: “How did you both meet?”

[3:02] Topic: The Makings of a Company Dancer

  • [3:02] Martheya asks: “Can you take about one minute to briefly summarize your path with dance? Walk us through when you started dancing to where you are dancing now.”

  • [5:51] Martheya asks: “Can you share a brief history of who Trisha Brown is and what her company is all about?”

[9:33] Topic: Archives as a Process

  • [10:51] Martheya asks: “I am wondering if you can talk about the Trisha Brown Archive and how it is used during your rehearsal process?”

  • [11:36] Martheya asks: “Could you talk about what exactly that is [the building tape]?

  • [13:30] Martheya states: “Talk to me about how you use these building tapes to revive works.”

  • [15:33] Martheya asks: “Can you talk about the impact Trisha Brown’s work has made on your artistry?”

  • [18:28] Martheya asks: “Can you give some examples of when in rehearsal process or in life, when you think that way [“Do it and get off”]?

[26:49] Topic: Being a Performing Artist

  • [20:42] Martheya asks: “Could you share one of your favorite memories performing.”

  • [24:06] Martheya asks: “What do you think makes a strong performance?”