It was an absolute pleasure to get back into the game and put a podcast together. The pandemic has affected dance artists in Ottawa and beyond in a variety of ways only some of which are represented in my new episode of Dirty Feet: "Dance in a Pandemic". The selection of artists I interviewed all play different roles in the sector, and yet only represent a sliver of experience. Happy listening!
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Dirty Feet #192 • Dance in a Pandemic
Coming up to a year of living with COVID-19, this episode explores the impact the global pandemic has had on different Contemporary dance artists in Ottawa: Yvonne Coutts the artistic director of the Ottawa Dance Directive, Sylvie Desrosiers the director of the Contemporary Dance program at The School of Dance, Frédérique Pelletier a recent graduate of that same school, and Elizabeth Emond-Stevenson (Take Up Space) a mid-career independent dance artist.
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