22 episodes

So, you're blind. Can you sing? Can you play an instrument? Can you act? Can you dance? Of course you can! Join Lizzy Muhammad-Park and her special guests as they pull back the curtain on their successes and struggles as blind people in the performing arts. Be educated, be challenged, be entertained, and be empowered to join us as we work together to make a "Scene Change" for the blind. Presented by the National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division: www.nfb-pad.org

Scene Change National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

So, you're blind. Can you sing? Can you play an instrument? Can you act? Can you dance? Of course you can! Join Lizzy Muhammad-Park and her special guests as they pull back the curtain on their successes and struggles as blind people in the performing arts. Be educated, be challenged, be entertained, and be empowered to join us as we work together to make a "Scene Change" for the blind. Presented by the National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division: www.nfb-pad.org

    Accessible Ballet

    Accessible Ballet

    Join Lizzy for this month's riveting episode featuring Krishna Washburn, a professional ballet dancer, and the artistic director and sole teacher of 'Dark Room Ballet', along with The 'Dark Room Ballet' program coordinator and lead administrator Alejandra Ospina. Interested in ballet? This is an online ballet course specifically for blind dancers. She's got something for everyone. She's got intro courses, they are eight weeks long, and she also has open courses for experienced blind professionals. They are tuition free. In this episode, you will hear more about this exciting opportunity and all it entails. Her summer course is beginning on June 25, and Registration closes on June 18, 2022. Sign up here: https://darkroomballet.com/


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    Episode 21 notes

    0:41 – Introducing Krishna
    3:10 – How it’s like to be a blind ballet instructor
    16:08 – How to sign up and prices for other courses
    31:48 – The difference between sighted, blind, and balanced
    36:15 – Do students need to purchase ballet shoes before class
    37:05 – What tape is used
    39:49 – Krisna dancing while teaching
    41:59 – Who taught Krishna
    47:39 – Misconceptions for teachers to break
    54:40 – Advice for anyone advocating for equality in the dance space
    1:04:51 – Contact information
    1:07:54 - Outro

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Celebrating our Stage Moms

    Celebrating our Stage Moms

    In honor of Mother’s Day, we take some time this month to celebrate our members who are moms on stage, in life, and sometimes in both. Enjoy this fun and enlightening chat as Lizzy, joined this month by cohost Katelyn MacIntyre, talks with three awesome moms, performers and leaders about their journeys.

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    Facebook: facebook.com/performingartsdivision
    Twitter: @nfb_pad

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Music is Therapy Too!

    Music is Therapy Too!

    Most musicians will tell you that making music is therapeutic for them. For some people, escaping into the world of their favorite tunes gives them peace. But did you know that there is an actual profession known as music therapy that uses music to improve mental health? In this episode, we're joined by Kaiti Shelton, a professional musical therapist, as she describes her field and tells her story as a blind professional and performer breaking into a new career path.

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    Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PerformingArtsDivision
    Follow us on Twitter: @NFB_PAD

    • 47 min
    Episode 18: Modernizing from mandolin to Midi with John Dowling

    Episode 18: Modernizing from mandolin to Midi with John Dowling

    Listen in to this month’s episode of seen change where blind multi instrumentalist John Dowling talks shop on learning new instruments, the songwriting process, and jam sessions! Live performance and description of the mandolin included! Enjoy
    Connect with the National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division!
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    • 49 min
    May We Have This Dance?

    May We Have This Dance?

    Picture this: You're spending a romantic Valentine's Day evening with your valentine, everything is going well, and then your partner asks you to dance. What do you do? Many of us will do it, but if we're honest with ourselves, the very thought of dancing--especially in public--makes us become instantly self-conscious if not outright embarrassed. If you can relate, the Scene Change team hopes to change all that this Valentine's Day! For this special, we're featuring 2 Scene Change regulars: Lizzy Muhammad-Park, podcast host, PAD Vice President, and talented dancer, and Katelyn MacIntyre, PAD President, accomplished dancer, and frequent dance instructor. Let Lizzy and Katelyn help you make the most of your partner dancing experience, so that next time your partner asks if you want to dance, your answer can be an enthusiastic "Yes!"



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    Website: www.nfb-pad.org

    Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PerformingArtsDivision

    Follow us on Twitter: @NFB_PAD

    • 1 hr 14 min
    PAD and POP: Together!

    PAD and POP: Together!

    This month's episode marks a first for Scene Change: For the first time, we're collaborating with another podcast! Join Lizzy as she partners with the host of Poppercast, a production of the Pacific Opera Project, as they interview 3 people who are deeply involved in the wonderful world of opera. Spoiler alert: One of the guests (and a leading lady in a Pacific Opera Project production) is Cristina Jones, who also happens to be the Secretary of the NFB Performing Arts Division! So we believe we can claim some bragging rights.



    Connect with the National Federation of the Blind Performing Arts Division!

    Website: www.nfb-pad.org

    Facebook: facebook.com/performingartsdivision

    • 40 min

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