ABDP podcast features discussions and interviews with dance artists that work with accessibility as a central value in their practice. The podcast is hosted by Rianne Svelnis in collaboration with members of the company. The aim is to facilitate discussions about artistic practice, access, disability, dance, politics and creative process with artists who we admire and/or are curious about.
In this episode, Vanessa tells us about moving through institutional dance education alongside her mobility device Pluto, her rigorous learning in community organizing and solidarity work, and the myriad of forms, aesthetics, and culture that show up in her artistic process.
This rich conversation speaks to community connections, Alice’s research of flying on stage, the intricacies of care, boundaries and virtuosity, and confronting spectacle, inclusion and representation.
Hosted by Rianne Svelnis with Naomi Brand Recorded via Zoom in February 2021 Our conversation with Nadia touches on the multiplicity of her practice as a dance artist, actor, writer, film maker and mother, her international perspective on integrated dance and company models, and her reflections on virtuosity, story telling, and collaboration. *Since this recording Nadia has taken on a new role as new Artistic Director of Axis Dance
A conversation with blind Italian dance artist Giuseppe Comuniello hosted by Rianne Svelnis with Carolina Bergonzoni. Recorded in January 2021.