Greenwich Dance third series of Talking Moves podcast

Published: 4 March 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Talking Moves Credit: Greenwich Dance

The Greenwich Dance podcast Talking Moves, fronted by Melanie Precious, CEO of Greenwich Dance, will return for a third series later this year. The podcast brings dance artists together to discuss what moves them and topical themes and issues within the dance world.

The current series has been centred around toolkits for dancers. The most recent episode, released on 26 February, featured dance artist Seeta Patel and choreographer Wayne Parsons discussing the relationship between organisations and artists. This will be followed on 5 March by dramaturg Lou Cope and independent artist Jeanefer Jean-Charles who delve into the subject of money. The final episode, released on 26 March, will be a conversation between Cath James, Artistic Director of South East Dance, and Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp CBE, who will discuss their experiences of developing careers both on and off stage.

Previous episodes have seen hip hop dancer and innovator Ivan Blackstock discuss working as a multidisciplinary artist across music, fashion and design with director and choreographer Katie Green, choreographers Gary Clarke and Tamsin Fitzgerald talked about the business of building a team, performer Andrew Gardiner and choreographer Charlotte Edmonds delved into the resilience of body and mind, and Ben Duke, co-founder of Lost Dog, and artist Rhiannon Faith compared notes on the necessity of making work for digital audiences under the impact of COVID-19.

Season three will focus on making and creation in various contexts and will launch in spring 2021.

All episodes of Talking Moves can be found on Digital Stage, along with transcripts and more information about guests.