Hosted by Aria Evans, the artistic director of Political Movement, Season 2
of The ‘D’ Word is all about activism. We are jumping into the work of three dance artists who through performance, choreography and production, are driving social justice.
Through conversations about representation, caregiving and reclamation, we spotlight the issues that these artists care about to answer the question:
How is our sector leading social change?
Ruthe Ordare on Reclamation
Our third episode looks at reclamation, with guest Ruthe Ordare. Ruthe Ordare (she/her) is the hips, thighs and bedroom eyes of Vancouver’s burlesque scene. She is a founding member of the all-Indigenous burlesque troupe Virago Nation and recently finished her fifth year as the Artistic Director for the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival. Her signature style…
Susie Burpee on Care
For the second episode of our 2nd Season, Aria talks Care with Susie Burpee. Traversing both dance and theatre, Susie Burpee’s artistic work includes choreography, performance and teaching. She has been deeply inspired by artists and companies with whom she has worked: Serge Bennathan, Dancemakers, Lesandra Dodson, Hanna Kiel, Alyssa Martin, Le Groupe Dance Lab,…
Ravyn Wngz on Representation
To launch our second season, host Aria Evans talks representation with Ravyn Wngz. Ravyn Wngz, “The Black Widow of Burlesque,” is a Tanzanian, Bermudian, Mohawk, 2Spirit, Queer and Transcendent empowerment storyteller. Ravyn is an abolitionist and a co-founder of ILL NANA/DiverseCity Dance Company. She is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter Canada, a co-founder of…
The 'D' Word - Season 2
This season we join host Aria Evans, the artistic director of Political Movement, to investigate the relationship between dance and activism. We are jumping into the work of three dance artists who through performance, choreography and production, are driving social justice. Through conversations about representation, caregiving and reclamation, we spotlight the issues that these artists care about…
Dr. Peter Lovatt: Dance Psychologist
For our final episode of the season, Mingjia talks with Doctor Dance himself, Dr. Peter Lovatt. Dr Peter Lovatt is the co-founder of the Movement in Practice (MiP) Academy, a specialist provider of education in the psychology of movement and dance. Peter spent twenty years working in university research labs. He set up the first Dance…
Lucius Dechausay: Director/Producer
This week Britta talks with director and producer Lucius Dechausay. Lucius Dechausay is an award-winning director, editor, producer and illustrator whose films have been broadcast nation-wide and played at numerous festivals around the world. Currently, he is a Producer at CBC Arts, shaping series such as the anthology 21 Black Futures with Obsidian Theatre which empowered…