The DanceMakers Podcast is a pre-recorded audio file and archive of conversations with grassroots dancemakers hosted and produced by Stefanie Weber. Dialogue is shared equally whether local or global:
dance artists • choreographers • educators • students • performers • collaborators
The DanceMakers Podcast represents all forms and genres of dance, performance and movement art. Collaborating artists and musicians are often included and are welcome to inquire for interview and dialogue.
The effort of this podcast is to collect and reveal the often complex and individualized creative process of dance-makers and to connect others to the value of dance and dance making.
The first series of episodes 2015-2017 will feature dancemakers of Nairobi, Kenya and the western Massachusetts region of the United States. Episodes of 2018 will begin to include dancemakers of the metro Detroit area.
The podcast is now available for listening via Soundcloud.
Interested in sponsoring an episode? Sponsorships will begin in Summer of 2016. Check back for more info or email: Stefanie(at)fertileuniverse(dot com)
Episode five of the DanceMakers podcast with producer/host Stefanie Weber talking with dancemaker Jackson Atulo in the office at ACREF (African Cultural Research Education Foundation) in Baba Dogo, Nairobi, Kenya in January of 2013. This episode is produced in part by THEY DANCE FOR RAIN, a dance-making project in Nairobi, Kenya.
Episode four of the DanceMakers podcast with producer/host Stefanie Weber interviewing choreographer Dawn Lane in the community studio at the Lichtenstein Center for The Arts in Pittsfield, MA in November of 2012. dawn-lane.com
Episode three of the DanceMakers© podcast with producer/host Stefanie Weber interviewing dancemaker Adam Lucas Chiejo in the studio at the GoDown Arts Centre in Nairobi in January of 2013. This episode is produced in part by THEY DANCE FOR RAIN, a dance-making project in Nairobi, Kenya. (Intro/Outro music by NWBeatBox: Tap Dance)
Episode two of the DanceMakers© podcast with producer/host Stefanie Weber interviewing choreographer, filmmaker and writer Laurie McLeod in her home in Stockbridge, MA in April of 2012. (Intro/Outro music sample Radiohead: All I Need) For more information about Laurie’s most recent project visit: http://makeithappenintenminutesaday.com/
The premiere episode of the DanceMakers© podcast with producer/host Stefanie Weber in conversation with Nairobi Dance Ensemble choreographer, Susan Ateyu and her partner drummer/percussionist Kaboge Chagala in their home in Nairobi, Kenya on January 23, 2014. This episode is produced in part by THEY DANCE FOR RAIN, a dance-making project in Nairobi, Kenya. (Background music sample from Cortega: DJ Electrafrique Nairobi Oct 2013)
The intention for the DanceMakers podcast is to assist in creating and inspiring unity and understanding through conversation. Connection, community, innovation and appreciation is given and received. We aim to promote dance artists on the front-lines; keeping dance valued, alive and growing in the lives of others.
“…there is no one vision of what dancemaking is.”
-Maura Keefe, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival