THE BACKGROUND DANCER

Media Episodes

Dance is a media in of itself, or is it? Here, we discuss everything from news portals such as magazines, newsletters, blogposts, forums, social media, podcasts. We also explore the vast space of documentation - copyrighting, methods of production & dissemination, archival and biography.
April 25, 2021

Pick and Pod | Podcasting for Dance

Is podcasting a necessary medium for the arts? There are already a multitude of dance podcasts available that offer such wide-ran…

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April 18, 2021

The Movement Journalist | Part 2 | Megan Castro

Is social media a viable option to build a dance archive? How can one stand out in the sea of information while still expressing …

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April 10, 2021

The Movement Journalist | Part 1 | Megan Castro

Remember when having a journal was actually cool? Instead of filling one up with words and whimsical doodles, how about movement …

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April 3, 2021

My Paper, My Stage | Melinda Gaskin

We write almost everyday, in every way. Like a dancer, being an editor also requires having a voice that can inspire across all l…

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