39 episodes

The Dash Arts podcast takes on big issues through an artistic lens. Hear artists, filmmakers, musicians, theatre makers and more explore the challenges facing society today. In each episode Dash Arts' Artistic Director Josephine Burton hosts conversations delving into movements, legacies and ideas that continue to shape the cultural landscape worldwide.
For more information, videos and podcasts, please head to www.dasharts.org.uk. Dash Arts is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by the Arts Council of England.

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The Dash Arts podcast takes on big issues through an artistic lens. Hear artists, filmmakers, musicians, theatre makers and more explore the challenges facing society today. In each episode Dash Arts' Artistic Director Josephine Burton hosts conversations delving into movements, legacies and ideas that continue to shape the cultural landscape worldwide.
For more information, videos and podcasts, please head to www.dasharts.org.uk. Dash Arts is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by the Arts Council of England.

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    New Mythology: Reclaiming the Story

    New Mythology: Reclaiming the Story

    In our latest episode, 'New Mythology: Reclaiming the Story', we chat with artists about how their work makes space for underrepresented gender identities in ancient myths. Listen to explore how storytelling can reclaim lost stories within our mythological canon and how we’re rebalancing the gender dynamics in our next production, Dido's Bar.
    Featuring interviews with Dash Arts Artistic director Josephine Burton; stand up storyteller Alys Torrance; drag artist Len Blanco and Dido’s Bar cast member Lola May and some sneaky preview of some of the music from the rehearsal room!
     
    Music Credits
    Intro music: Fakiiritanssi by Marouf Majidi
    Music from the Dido’s Bar Rehearsal room: Smokey Nights, 100 Moons, I Know This Heart
    Please note this episode is explicit.

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    • 45 min
    How We Tell Stories: Epic Poems and Mythology

    How We Tell Stories: Epic Poems and Mythology

    In this episode, we explore the epic poems, The Aeneid, The Shanameh and The Odyssey, and their relevance today.
     
    Delve into the narrative of these epics as we investigate why and how these stories are compelling in their contemporary renditions, as well as how oral storytelling traditions have shaped how we interpret them.
    Featuring interviews with Dash Arts artistic director Josephine Burton; Kurdish Iranian musician Marouf Majidi; director and former Dash Arts co-artistic director Tim Supple; writer and lecturer Tajinder Hayer; writer and performer Tristan Bernays; and storyteller Clare Murphy.
     
    Music Credits
    Intro music: Fakiiritanssi by Marouf Majidi
    Music from Dido’s Bar

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    Protest Songs: Bella Ciao

    Protest Songs: Bella Ciao

    Protest Songs: Bella Ciao
    In the final episode of our Protest Songs mini-series, we discuss the history and ongoing significance of the Italian protest song ‘Bella Ciao’.
    Josephine Burton speaks to Professor Philip Cooke about the origins of the song and how its history has been gendered throughout time. Italian singer and songwriter, Virginia Sirolli, speaks of her personal connection to the song and its adaptations, and Composer Orlando Gough discusses how he used it in a recent production at The Globe and its powerful adaptability across multiple cultures and countries.
    Music Credits
    Intro music: Fakiiritanssi by Marouf Majidi
    Bella Ciao Acoustic, Virginia Sirolli
    Bella Ciao - Royalty Free Italian Music, Casa De Papel Gemaf
    Bella Ciao, Grégoire Lourme/abr Título de Música: Bella Ciao (Epic Cover)
    Bella Ciao in Punjabi, written, performed and produced by Poojan Sahil

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    • 48 min
    Reflecting on Middlemarch

    Reflecting on Middlemarch

    In the third and final episode of Making Middlemarch, the cast and crew reflect on their experience of The Great Middlemarch Mystery.
    Listen to director Josephine Burton chat to actors Aimee Powell and Ryan Van Champion and podcast producer Rachael Head about the realities of modernising Middlemarch, Otherness and much more.   
    Music Credits
    Intro music: Fakiiritanssi by Marouf Majidi
    Wes Finch: https://wesfinch.bandcamp.com

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    • 32 min
    Evolving Middlemarch

    Evolving Middlemarch

    The second episode of Making Middlemarch brings you conversations straight from the rehearsal room. 
    Listen to cast members Tom Gordon, Amanda Hurwitz and Ryan Van Champion discussing their characters’ fears of change, and how those opinions are realised in the show. 
    Featuring clips of some of the actors reading lines in the rehearsal room and snippets of the show’s sound design.

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    • 36 min
    REcreating Middlemarch

    REcreating Middlemarch

    In this first episode of Making Middlemarch, discover how the idea of The Great Middlemarch Mystery was conceived and why the source text’s author, George Eliot, continues to enchant us today.
    Delve into the inspirations behind this adaptation and the creator’s theatrical visions. Uncover the real life stories from Coventry locals and how they will be woven into the show.
    Featuring a conversation between creator and director Josephine Burton and co-writer and researcher Ruth Livesey, interspersed with clips from our community workshops in Coventry.


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    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

bunuih ,

Really enjoyable

Very fascinating series. The Middlemarch episode has made me excited to see the production

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Thought provoking and powerful

Very much enjoying this Silence series of podcasts. Excellently curated covering topics that are both thought provoking and powerful.

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Second hand memory

A really powerful podcast on second hand memory and transference of trauma. Relevant, insightful, important.

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