Paschal Daantos Berry

Paschal Daantos Berry is fascinating and generous with his insight.

“It’s important to me that a work is doing what it says it’s doing” PB

 

we talk about:

  • heritage
  • erasure of culture
  • introducing oneself
  • levels of social invisibility
  • otherness
  • writing practise
  • not villianising your foe
  • direct contact with war artifacts and their lasting imprints on landscape
  • confrontation
  • being a curator
  • working within institutions
  • “i’ve never prescribed to the idea that there is an end to a question” – PB
  • decolonising oneself
  • to usurp capitalism
  • being connected to history through objects

 

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kyle page

Kyle Page is currently in position of Artistic Director at DanceNorth. We spoke very briefly about being a dad and legacy and growing relationships between communities and insitutitions that will last beyond his time at the helm.

 

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michael smith

Michael Smith is working on a dance piece entitled Cowboy which will present at Flowstate, SouthBank Brisbane 30th April until 11th May We cover this, the relationship between choreography and improvisation and other hopes and thoughts about process.

 

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cast of [mis] conceive

[mis] conceive is a show by Thomas E.S. Kelly working with Taree Sansbury, Caleena Sansbury and Natalie Pelarek.

 

we cover making of the work, cultural vs contemporary dancing, flags, protocols for sharing dancing and the new company Karul

 

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Antony Hamilton

Antony Hamilton designs dance.

 

we talk about:

 

  • cultural traditions
  • science fiction cinema concept art
  • animatronics
  • mimicry as choreographic tool
  • respecting someone’s efforts
  • instagram
  • driving a vision
  • making shows
  • working with a team
  • making definitive visual aesthetic choices
  • becoming friends with the professionals you look up to
  • being optimistic and believing in people
  • “I like to read popular philosophy… and historical theory about where we’ve come from and where we’re going” – AH
  • bookyard submission – straw dogs

 

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jenni large

Jenni Large is a phenomena! Dance floods through her as embodied thinking and generous gift to the world.

 

We caught up to speak about her recent development white woman. And then slide into thinking aloud on the world we find ourselves in and how we move through it.

 

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Lene Bang and Jon R. Skulberg

Lene Bang and Jon R. Skulberg had a chat with Wombat Radio during their time in Brisbane, Australia for SuperCell Dance Festival and BareBones workshop at The Farm.

 

We talk about works and working and the impact of the context and relationships surrounding ones efforts.

 

note: there is sometimes a noisy background (children crying etc) which has been intentionally left in place because of the way it refreshingly undermines our own self-importance and highly the abstract and conceptual nature of our discourse.