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DancePod with Skånes Dansteater

A podcast brought to you by Sweden’s largest independent dance institution. Your chance to hear from dance artists, engage with movement, and delve deeper into our creative process.

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Episode 19: Fabio Liberti – NOOK

Fabio Liberti, choreographer and dancer, introduces you to his new piece NOOK. An outdoor   production for 7 dancers that will perform in parks around Malmö and Lund. In NOOK dancing bodies become a building collective. A few weeks before premiering Fabio and host Samuel Denton talk about our ability to adapt to change and our need to create small tribes. Fabio also share his thoughts on the physicality of NOOK and on being transparent as a leader in the dance studio.NOOK world premieres in collaboration with Sommarscen Malmö 12 June 2021.-----Host: Samuel Denton, dancer, Skånes DansteaterGuest: Fabio Liberti, choreographerEditors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton, dancer Skånes DansteaterJingle: Anders Ortman.-----

46mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Episode 18: Madeleine Månsson – A portrait in motion

Madeleine Månsson took a different route than many on her journey towards a professional career as a dancer. A former social worker who found dance as an adult. Madeleine has toured around the world with the highly acclaimed duet Dare to Wreck. Today she is working on a new solo with choreographer Carl Knif called Vinterresa.Madeleine shares how she uses translation in her creative work and teaching – and the importance of having a community of disabled artists for support, inspiration and everything else that keeps her dancing.Madeleine and host Kit Brown also chat about Fine Lines, by Roser López Espinosa for Skånes Dansteater. A duet of power and precision that world premiered at Holland Dance Festival in 2020. You also get to hear an audio described extract of the piece. -----Host: Kit Brown, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Guest: Madeleine Månsson, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Music: Fine Lines, Mark Drillich.Editors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton, dancers, Skånes Dansteater.Jingle: Anders Ortman.

58mins

26 May 2021

Rank #2

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Episode 17, part 1: Tanja Mangalanayagam – Community, participation and engagement

Tanja Mangalanayagam is a quiet force behind the scenes: committed, hardworking and a real advocate for change. As project manager at Skånes Dansteater she designs and leads projects that want to use our art form to bring communities together and give ownership of dance to people who traditionally have been excluded from it. Tanja and dancer Kit Brown join host Samuel Denton to talk about general ideas about community, participation, engagement and access. You also get to hear an audio described extract of the piece “To find a way with one another”, choreographed by Ben Wright (2018).The episode is divided in two parts. In part 2 you get to hear more about dance and disability specifically.-----Host: Samuel Denton, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Guests: Tanja Mangalanayagam, project manager, Skånes Dansteater & Kit Brown, dancer, Skånes Dansteater. Music: Valses nobles et sentimentales, Maurice Ravel - recording by Malmo Opera Orchestra.Editors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton, dancers, Skånes Dansteater.Jingle: Anders Ortman.-----

47mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #3

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Episode 17, part 2: Tanja Mangalanayagam – Quiet activism

In part 1 Tanja Mangalanayagam, project manager, Kit Brown, dancer, and host Samuel Denton talked about general ideas about community, participation, engagement and access. In part 2 you get to hear more about dance and disability specifically. Join us for a conversation about key projects like Europe Beyond Acccess and iDance. The trio explores in greater detail the practice, politics and ideals of advocacy and change, and go deeper into questions of identity, quality and fear of change and much more.-----Host: Samuel Denton, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Guests: Tanja Mangalanayagam, project manager, Skånes Dansteater & Kit Brown, dancer, Skånes Dansteater. Editors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton, dancers, Skånes Dansteater.Jingle: Anders Ortman.-----

57mins

28 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Episode 16: Tilman O'Donnell - The View From Here

Tilman O’Donnell, choreographer and dancer, introduces you and host Kit Brown to his new work The View From Here. The piece presents us with a community of eight dancers entangled with and defining procedures of change – corporeal, spatial, and temporal.The episode is an in-depth conversation about the inseparable nature of what dancers do in the dance studio and what they eventually perform on stage. About trying to find a sweet spot between structure and freedom, and the basic aim to pay attention and resist one’s assumptions. The View From Here world premieres with a live-streamed performance 5 March 2021.-----Host: Kit Brown, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Guest: Tilman O’Donnell, choreographer.Editors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton, dancers, Skånes Dansteater.Jingle: Anders Ortman.-----

1hr 10mins

3 Mar 2021

Rank #5

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Episode 15: Mari Carrasco – Remind Me I’m Not Dead

Mari Carrasco, choreographer and creator of the new work Remind Me I’m Not Dead, and choreographic assistant Stacey Aung join host Kit Brown. The intensely physical work for ten dancers premieres with a live-streamed performance in just a few weeks, in a gallery-like setting with a vast LED screen hanging above the dancers. An episode about dealing with doubts during creating, about being a lonely cowboy looking at things from a distance. To exist between two worlds. But also about just finding the groove and really embody the music. You’ll get to listen to a brief extract of the piece and of Mikael Karlsson’s composition. -----Host: Kit Brown, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Guests: Mari Carrasco, choreographer. Stacey Aung, choreographic assistant.Music: Mikael Karlsson.Editors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton, dancers, Skånes Dansteater.Jingle: Anders Ortman.-----

48mins

3 Feb 2021

Rank #6

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Episode 14: Heidi Vierthaler – Stream-Flow movement method

Heidi Vierthaler, freelance choreographer and teacher of the Stream-Flow movement method, is joining Skånes Dansteater and host Samuel Denton. Heidi talks about reaching a point in her career where she both gets to develop her own work, work with other artists in multidisciplinary projects and teach. Heidi shares her thoughts on getting in tune with your body, section by section, and take yourself beyond the moments of frustration. You’ll also get to join her in a guided Stream-Flow movement exploration that uses visual imagery and tactile exercises. Get your body moving! -----Host: Samuel Denton, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Guest: Heidi Vierthaler, choreographer, teacher of the Stream-Flow movement method.Activity: Heidi Vierthaler.Music: Stream of flow", Tom van Wee.Jingle: Anders Ortman.Editors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton, dancers, Skånes Dansteater.-----

1hr 29mins

12 Jan 2021

Rank #7

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Episode 13: Snapshots of a Crowd – The body eccentric

Lidia Wos’ choreography is full of fantasy, highlighting obscure perspectives on the body. Lidia and host Samuel Denton think back and discuss the work 'Snapshots of a Crowd's original creation in 2019. You’ll also get to hear a brief excerpt of the piece and join a short rhythmic movement exercise with one of our dancers, Matthew Branham. Lidia Wos’ work 'Snapshots of a Crowd' was supposed to be performed as a part of Skånes Dansteater’s Lunch dance programme this December, but due to current covid-19 restrictions it was filmed instead. The full performance is available on Skånes Dansteater’s website until 31 March 2021.-----Host: Samuel Denton, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Guest: Lidia Wos, choreographer.Guided activity: Matthew Branham, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Music: Anders Ortman.Editors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton, dancers, Skånes Dansteater.-----

54mins

15 Dec 2020

Rank #8

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Episode 12: Amy Raymond – Leaning into the uncertain

Amy Raymond, freelance choreographer and teacher of classical ballet and improvisation, is joining Skånes Dansteater’s dancers for a week of workshops. Amy and host Samuel Denton talk about observing dancers, decision making and how critical analysis can be a good thing.Amy shares her experiences of iconic choreographer William Forsythe’s improvisation technologies. She has also been studying Japanese Budo master Akira Hino for the past ten years and has integrated his unique knowledge of the body into all aspects of her work. -----Host: Samuel Denton, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Guest: Amy Raymond, choreographer, teacher of classical ballet and improvisation.Jingle: Anders Ortman.Editors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton, dancers, Skånes Dansteater-----

58mins

8 Dec 2020

Rank #9

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Episode 11, part 2: Sindri Runudde – A sensoral lecture

In part 1 Sindri Runudde, dancer and choreographer, and host Kit Brown talked about the new work “A sensoral lecture”. Part 2 gives you a taste of what the audience get to experience in Sindri’s interactive world. You get to hear an audio described extract of “A sensoral lecture” and a series of short guided somatic practices from the piece. Get ready to get involved and try something new with us!The guest performance “A sensoral lecture” at Skånes Dansteater sadly had to be cancelled due to the Swedish government's limiting directives regarding public event. Sindri is one of the participants in our digital DansFunk festival 20 Nov 2020.-----Host: Kit Brown, dancer, Skånes Dansteater.Guest: Sindri Runudde, dancer, choreographer.Guided activity: Sindri Runudde.Music: Marta Forsberg.Jingle: Anders Ortman.Editors: Kit Brown, Samuel Denton. 

20mins

18 Nov 2020

Rank #10