Daisy Sanders

“why am i still here (dancing school) but it’s not interesting?” DS
“flow as opposed to routine” DS
“what i live becomes my art and what i make become my life” DS
“my resolve may be made of iron but i am not a machine” DS
-“the societal question comes after, and the physical investigation comes first” DS
-“theatre is always words, and words are often questions” DS

Ep 47:
Daisy Sanders is dance artist, performer and writer.
We talk about:
-undertaking surgery and understanding illness
chronic fatigue syndrome
-life through a lense of corporeality
-the show Status Room with Shuling Wong
-prepared flow
-“realising that my body is way ahead of me”
-the evolution of collaborative process
-her development showing at Northcote Town Hall – “The Human Race is a non-stop Race”
-having the sound designer in the studio
-BPM of dance music increasing over time
-grind on me – youtube link
-“a self soothing mechanism of adulthood” MC
-“the treadmill of life” DS
-“physicality as a communication is so powerful if you can listen to it and do it successfully” DS
-“i make work about societal questions” DS
-“my question is, as people, are we progressing or are we going around in circles?” DS
-“a strong need to physically connect” DS
-a backlash to the distance of ourselves from our bodies
-what does the vocabulary of dance have the potential to say?
-“everybody, every body” DS
-early creative development stage and what they look like
-physical exploration as a foundation that leads to a societal question
-“i figure if i don’t have it, i won’t need it” DS
-struggling with what is private and what is not
-a hunger for information
-“i couldn’t make somebody else do it the way that i do it so i learned a lot” DS
-the importance of specificity when making work
-‘always in development‘ – PACT picnic podcast link
-not knowing where and how
-“where is this performance manifest? what kind of audience might come?” DS
-taking time off post work
-being careful of things that bring happiness or inspiration
-learning ways to meet inspiration before it hurts

songs mentioned:

All the Time (feat. Lil Wayne, N.Mosley) – Jeremih

people mentioned:

Alex Harrison
Kate Denborough
Gerard Van Dyke
Byron Scullin (sound)
Julie Renton (costume)
Shuling Wong
Rhiannon Newtonprevious podcast link
Eric Harrison of Perth Meditation Centre
Jo Pollitt

books mentioned:

A Field Guide to Getting Lost – Rebecca Solnit
Wanderlust – Rebecca Solnit
Living Across and Through Skins – Shannon Sullivan


Melting Asphalt

more info:
Interview about The Human Race Is A Non-Stop Race residency
Interview about Status Room
Review of Status Room

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Matt Cornell is based in the Asia-Pacific region and grew up in Darwin, on Larrakia land. He works through dance, choreography, sound, photography, and discussion to question the arbitrary configuration of systems, and is passionate about overcoming cognitive bias... to ask better questions… to dissolve malignant social narratives.

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