We talk about dance as an art form when it is created, taught and explored in a non-traditional environment with non-traditional doers.
Experiencing the Democracy of Dance
In this episode of DanceCast, Silva interviews Connie Vandarakis, a master DanceAbility teacher
in Philadelphia. Connie shares her unusual entrance to dance, her experience in academia, how
chronic hip pain and a hip replacement led her to DanceAbility, and why she deeply believes in
the curriculum of DanceAbility. Her drive to serve in the arts felt answered by DanceAbility’s
mission and vision. She describes how the use of improvisation calls for everyone to be
responsible in the moment, both in and out of the dance studio.
Interview with Jana Meszaros; Promoting Freedom and Equality
Interview with India Harville: Exploring Her Own Access and Excellence
Maylis was visiting me here in the US after dancing and studying with Axis Dance Co in their annual summer intensive. While we were finishing our lunch we chatted about her work and future plans. Maylis shared her visions for her next choreographies and where she is currently with her own work. Thank you Maylis for being so open and willing to share.
Choreography for An Arm and A Half; Interview with Julie Crothers.
Interview with Gretchen Pick
Rethinking Assistive Technologies
In this episode I spoke with the founder of REvolutions dance Dwayne Scheuneman about his career in integrated dance.
In Between Dance and Musical Theater: interview with Meredith Aleigha Wells about her career in dance and musical theatre.
Experimentation and Inclusivity
In this episode I spoke with Marisa about her career and the rocky road to it: Creating a More Inclusive World.