Greenwich Dance podcast returns

Published: 29 September 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Talking Moves

Greenwich Dance’s podcast all about dance, Talking Moves, will return for a fourth series starting on 1 October 2021, in which CEO Melanie Precious brings dance artists together to discuss what moves them and topical themes and debates in the dance world.

Launching in Black History Month, the next series will delve into a wide variety of subjects: choreographer, founder of Uchenna Dance and recipient of the first AWA Women in Dance award Vicki Igbokwe and writer, director and choreographer Shane Shambhu talk about celebrating cultures through dance.

Other topics include making work with communities with Nancy Hirst, Artistic Director of Icon Theatre, and Dan Canham, and exploring the world of dramaturgy and its role in dance with Eva Martinez, dramaturg, producer and consultant, who joins poet and producer Karthika Naïr who regularly works with Akram Khan. Former Candoco Dance Company member Annie Hanauer and former Hofesh Shechter Company dancer Erion Kruja discuss how they found their own dance style and identity after being part of a company.

Dance writer, performer and producer Donald Hutera and artist, journalist and poet Isaac Ouro-Gnao will delve into the topic of criticism and feedback in dance, and recent graduate Katie Serridge and Nafisah Baba, winner of 2017 BBC Young Dancer, talk about the challenges faced by emerging artists during the pandemic.

Launched last year as part of Greenwich Dance’s digital stage in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Talking Moves has featured 36 artists across 18 episodes.