Welcome to a whole new wave of specials, featuring a roundtable version of the show alongside two new co-hosts in Jacob Caldwell and Joshua Sailo. Throughout this 10 episode series, we present extracts from our Clubhouse sessions on the Why Dance? by J-Cast clubroom.
In Round 9, business is the bedrock of modern society - providing the tools for all supply and demand be it in the arts, or otherwise. As artists however, we are often our own businesses and the bedrock of the gig economy. Without freelancers and the ever vibrant gig economy, the arts would crumble. In this extract, we talk about ways to approach dance as a solo entrepreneur, a business person of your own career and a financially savvy decision-maker in an ever changing, unpredictable and often cut-throat industry. Join us as we foreground dance in the background!
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Soundtrack: Birds - Tyler Twombly | Poison Ivy Yard Work - Uncle Milk
Dancer / Choreographer / Educator / Illustrator
With no pressure to adhere to a specific form or aesthetic, Joshua transforms his experiences into artistic expressions through dance, music, photography, and visual art. His creative practice and research are autobiographical in nature, exploring themes of identity and power from counter-hegemonic perspectives. One of the Artist-in-Residence 2021 at D.R.I.F.T. in Dharamshala, he is currently exploring “folk” as a performance and function of togetherness and experiencing the collective memory. He is a co-founding member of the 206 Dance Collective, investing in the creation and curation of sustainable arts practices and experiences in India. Continuing to grow in range and versatility as a performer, Joshua is currently performing in the works of Preethi Athreya, Ainesh Madan, Surjit Nongmeikapam, and Neopost Foofwa. He also engages with the global dance community through teaching, and podcasting via 'Dancing Through Walls' and 'Why Dance?', and is the creative director and lead illustrator of Aspen Labs.
Artistic Director, Dancer
Jacob Caldwell is a Storyteller and Artistic Activist currently living in North Hollywood, CA. His roots grew in Corralitos and Oakhurst while his lens is being focused by experiences in Santa Cruz and Los Angeles. Acting & Dancing are at the forefront of Jacob’s work, but through these practices and other mediums, his ultimate goal is to work towards building a future where the Arts & Education can flourish and everyone has a seat at the table. As the Founder of All House Dance Collective, he hopes to provide and uplift the lives of everyone!
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