6 episodes

Are you interested in the arts? Do you consider yourself a creative? Introducing “Head Shoulders Knees and POD”, a podcast about the arts surrounding the creative and intelligent body. Hosted by a team of newly graduated artists, you get an intimate perspective on processes and practices of creators in the UK and Europe.

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Are you interested in the arts? Do you consider yourself a creative? Introducing “Head Shoulders Knees and POD”, a podcast about the arts surrounding the creative and intelligent body. Hosted by a team of newly graduated artists, you get an intimate perspective on processes and practices of creators in the UK and Europe.

    HSKPod EP6 - Stephanie McMann

    HSKPod EP6 - Stephanie McMann

    In this episode, Matilda talks with Stephanie McMann, freelance dance artist, mother and - at the time - Rehearsal Director (Maternity Cover) of Scottish Dance Theatre. They talk about Steph's role as Co-Artistic Director and Dancer at Nora, working with Deborah Hay, the difference between 'dancer' and 'dance artist', the limitations of hierarchical structures and aggressive communication styles as the norm and the challenges of motherhood as a freelance artist.

    Weblinks:
    https://www.noramoves.com/
    https://www.scottishdancetheatre.com/
    https://hsk-pod.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/hskpod/

    • 36 min
    HSKPod EP5 - Imogen Mansfield

    HSKPod EP5 - Imogen Mansfield

    To round off Season 1, we are releasing some episodes that were recorded pre-Corona that we didn’t get a chance to share but we still think the conversations are really great.
    In this episode Matilda talks with interdisciplinary artist Imogen Mansfield about her journey as an artist and how she came into using film and photography as some of her primary mediums. We also talk about managing social media and the limitations we put on creativity when we categorise ‘good’ and ‘bad’ art.
    We’d like to apologise for the background noise in this episode, it was recorded in a café in Berlin in October of 2019. If you’d like to support us to make the podcast better in Season 2, we’d really appreciate it if you could consider donating to the podcast at https://bit.ly/3jTsoB2

    Weblinks:
    https://www.imogenmansfield.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/imogenaoifeann/
    https://hsk-pod.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/hskpod/

    • 18 min
    HSKPod EP4 - So Long and Slender, Jessie Roberts-Smith and Luigi Nardone

    HSKPod EP4 - So Long and Slender, Jessie Roberts-Smith and Luigi Nardone

    This week Matilda sat down with the emerging choreographers and Scottish Dance Theatre dancers: Jessie Roberts-Smith and Luigi Nardone. Discussing their piece "So Long, and Slender" (SLAS); that will be presented on the "Resolution Platform 2020" in London. Chatting about ideas and processes behind their ever evolving piece, as well as trying to define the success-recipe of their co-creator duo relationship.

    "So Long, and Slender have been sent from the aithēr, the element unknown to man, to dissect and master the art of "contemporary dance". With a combination of sizzling hot dancing, relentless pulsating beats and foolish charm, this piece promises to leave you giddy with a new found love for contemporary art and an urge to hit up the nearest gym."

    Weblinks:
    https://www.instagram.com/so.long.and.slender/
    https://www.theplace.org.uk/whats-on/joshua-vendetta-nash-grey-area-jessie-roberts-smith-luigi-nardone

    • 23 min
    HSKPod EP3 - Bar Groisman, SababaBar Company

    HSKPod EP3 - Bar Groisman, SababaBar Company

    This week Tammy sat down with the emerging choreographer Bar Groisman (Sabababar Company). Discussing her life, ideas, processes and what the work-climate is as an emerging independent choreographer/artist. Talking about her new work "Aize Balagan" that will be presented on the "Resolution Platform 2020" in London.

    "Bar´s new work delves into the struggle of an ending relationship. The emotional states visited during that time; facing the times of drowning, and strength and never knowing when one will end and the other will begin."

    Weblinks:
    https://www.instagram.com/its_all_sababa_bar/
    https://www.theplace.org.uk/whats-on/farrell-cox-sababa-bar-company-luigi-kashish-dance

    • 21 min
    HSKPod EP2 - Anthony Missen

    HSKPod EP2 - Anthony Missen

    In this episode we join Reece and Anthony in a casual conversation about their recent experience in the creation of Anthony's new work, The Shadow. They also share some thoughts on collaboration with other artists and why it is important to work with people that are more experienced than you.

    Weblinks:
    https://www.companychameleon.com/

    • 25 min
    HSKPod EP1 - Joan Clevillé

    HSKPod EP1 - Joan Clevillé

    In this episode Matilda sits down with Joan Clevillé; choreographer, artist and artistic director of Scottish Dance Theatre. The conversation touches on: defining key elements of his practice and the importance of dancer-choreographer relation and his new piece Antigone, Interrupted.

    Weblinks:
    https://joanclevilledance.com/
    https://www.scottishdancetheatre.com/

    • 28 min

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