Welcome to the Dancethropology podcast!
Join us as we delve deep into the realms of dance culture.
From dance music thru to the reasons why we dance, and the importance of dance across many cultures and how it effects us.
Each season will be made up of 5 one on one long-form discussions, between selected authorities and myself. Tracing a chronological time-line, from the beginnings of that culture up until present day.
I hope you’ll enjoy hearing from some often un-heard voices.
For the debut season of Dancethropology,
we will be taking an in-depth look at the minds behind some of Melbourne’s now extinct, iconic underground night spots.
In some ways they are all akin to places of worship in their own right. These essential tombs of culture have faced an interesting change with the advent of technology. The venues left standing, face a whole new raft of challenges especially now with the current state of social distancing.
Nightclubs have long been cultural & creative incubators, spaces free of judgement and filled with every type of person imaginable.
A place where weirdness & self expression is encouraged and celebrated, allowing the curious minds the freedom to express themselves, without fear of discrimination. To be able to freely experiment & make new connections, that in some instances went on to launch entire careers & industries.
I hope you enjoy!
Dancethropology was recorded & produced on Wurundjeri country, we humbly pay our respects to elders past present & emerging.
Dancethropology - HUGS & KISSES
We come full circle with our last episode, Focussing on Melbourne's most recent extinct & possibly last truly free venue HUGS & KISSES, i sat down with Hugo Atkins to relive the last 9 years in melbourne town!
Dancethropology - Community Service Announcement
Dancethropology - THE MERCAT
The Mercat started operating at the very crack of melbourne’s rave dawn, the 90’s,
and while the club started off techno and futuristic sounds it was also home to some great dnb & dub nights, that ended up being the meeting ground for quite a few of Melbourne’s key players in the next iteration of Melbourne's scene.
rightfully earning The Mercat its place in Melbourne’s night-club lore.
I sat down and spoke to Daragh Kan. The last person left holding the torch at the historic Melbourne pub/club. Daragh was the one of the founders of Animals Dancing, currently runs no less than 20 hospo venues, and is a bit of a marketing & design wizz and presents a realistic view of what it takes to operate your own venue in past ten years.
Dancethropology - LOUNGE
"Lounge" was an institution in melbourne clubbing. From "Filter" through to "Pleasure Planet." It's central city location made it the perfect hub for 30 years in Melbourne's night time economy. Please enjoy this incredibly insightful and informed discussion with one of the best in the business Mr. Carlo Colosimo.
Dancethropology - HONKYTONKS
We sat down with do'er of deeds Michael Delany, to spill the tea on what went on behind, under & around the grand piano at Melbourne's infamous nightclub Honkytonks.
I was lucky enough to sit down with Melbourne ICON Gavin Campbell, to discuss the early days of Melbourne nightlife & the infamous RAZOR Nightclub.