Samantha Chester (part 2)

“to make things better for people and for artists, because i fucking believe in them” – Samantha Chester

 

Samantha Chester is a dance theatre maker, movement director and educator from Sydney. She has worked in a number of contexts to create new dance and theatre works. We catch up in her office at WAAPA and talk about:

 

  • listening as a super power
  • shutting up
  • ambition
  • trying to make original work
  • wanting people to like you and your work
  • The GIF of Dance project
  • curating a space
  • “nothing is for nothing” – Samantha Chester
  • “the greatest things that happen to us is from artistic process” – Samantha Chester

 

 

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Samantha Chester (part 1)

“we have much more capacity than we imagine” – Samantha Chester

 

Samantha Chester is a dance theatre maker, movement director and educator from Sydney. She has worked in a number of contexts to create new dance and theatre works. We catch up in her office at WAAPA and talk about:

 

  • making shows
  • teaching
  • burnout
  • nurturing and constructing identity
  • iyengar yoga
  • her show “the astronaut
  • novelty
  • teaching at WAAPA
  • administration
  • Australia Council
  • trying to reveal something
  • listening to people
  • folly vs outcome
  • social status
  • martha graham
  • western sydney dance training
  • “it’s a long life, what you choose to do with your energy is your most important thing” – Samantha Chester
  • reaching capacity
  • “you’ve got to be careful you don’t become a martyr” – Samantha Chester
  • “you’re only trapped if you think you’re trapped”  – Samantha Chester

 

 

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Eve-Newtown Johnson

Eve Newton-Johnson is (awesome and is also) a dancer and choreographer.

We squeezed in this discussion just before bump-in of her show “The Art of Intimacy” at Perth Fringe 2017.

 

 

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Caitlin Comerford

Caitlin is an independent dance artist who has a strong history in choreography, teaching and leadership across a diverse range of communities. Across all her work, Caitlin aims to create authentic opportunities to communicate and connect.

we spoke loosely around what is important and how to do that thing.

 

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Tyrone Earl Lraé Robinson 2

Tyrone Earl Lraé Robinson is an artist based in Perth. Making dance and performance and performing in the work of others, we talk about:

 

  • black or gay prejudice 
  • proximity
  • learning japanese
  • appropriating culture
  • inspiration and fame
  • living across cultures
  • future endeavours
  • the book of ideas
  • social in the world through instagram and facebook messenger
  • the luck of having choice

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Tyrone Earl Lraé Robinson

Tyrone Earl Lraé Robinson is an artist based in Perth. Making dance and performance and performing in the work of others, we talk about:

 

  • black or gay prejudice 
  • proximity
  • learning japanese
  • appropriating culture
  • inspiration and fame
  • living across cultures
  • future endeavours
  • the book of ideas
  • social in the world through instagram and facebook messenger
  • the luck of having choice

 

more info:

 

 

(this podcast was recorded on the raft artist space which we swum out to.16251590_396212010730297_7045347672389050169_o )

 

 

Paul Blackman

Paul Blackman dances and makes work through Jukstapoz co-founded with Christine Gouzelis

we cover:

  • how to feel what is needed
  • community
  • living expat life
  • leading a room of people through dancing

 

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