Episodes

May 31, 2021

Science: Somatic Sojourns | Vincent Yong

What was our first ever universal language? No, it did not require speech as there was only movement at the very beginning. Vince…

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May 24, 2021

Science: Who's Your Avatar? | Serving Your Purpose

Who do you ultimately serve? No, I don't mean as an employee or such, but as a human being who's driven to bring value to others.…

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May 17, 2021

Science: To Dance, From Science | Edel Quin

Where can dancers turn to for an interest or career in science? The overarching aim of dance science is to optimize dancer perfor…

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May 9, 2021

Science: Doctor Dancer | Filomar Cortezano Tariao

What do doctors and dancers have in common? They both apply the human body as main instruments! Yes, medical expertise can benefi…

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April 25, 2021

Media: 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

Media: 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

Media: The Movement Journalist Part 1 | Megan Castro

Jason coincidentally found Megan on Instagram and was immediately fascinated with her journey as a person and artist.

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April 3, 2021

Media: My Paper, My Stage | Melinda Gaskin

Melinda and Jason met at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as colleagues.

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March 27, 2021

Management: Rope a D.O.P.E. | Personality Types for Dance Jobs

Ever taken a psychological test before? Why not start with one of the simplest ones in the Bird test?

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March 20, 2021

Management: Producing Progress | Bilqis Hijjas

Bilqis is one of the foremost figures in Malaysian dance, starting out as a choreographer and later on as a producer and art crit…

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March 13, 2021

Management: To ASK or not to ASK Part 2 | Joseph Gonzales

The second of a two-part series exploring the tools and motivations behind starting a dance company. Prof. Joseph Victor Gonzales…

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March 6, 2021

Management: To ASK or not to ASK Part 1 | Joseph Gonzales

The first of a two-part series exploring the tools and motivations behind starting a dance company. Prof. Joseph Victor Gonzales …

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Feb. 27, 2021

Think Transition

Transitions can be daunting, but dancers need to consider one at some point in their journey. So why not start now? In this episo…

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Feb. 20, 2021

D.A.N.C.E. for Who?

In this episode, I have a little wordplay derived from the acronym of DANCE. The idea of building community is always a priority,…

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Feb. 8, 2021

Ep.1 Basking in the Background

Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Background Dancer ! Here, I share my vision and passion for all things offstage regarding…

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Feb. 8, 2021

Why in the Background?

As part of a double-episode launch, I now take you through the four major principles of why all this is so important to me, and h…

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