Performer and choreographer Sarah Blanc joins the podcast to chat about looking at the dance world through the lens of class.
We recorded Episode 10 with our guest artist Sarah Blanc a couple of months back, when coronavirus was something we'd barely heard of here in London and before we had any idea of the impact it would have, not only around the world but on the industry we work in. In the last week a lot has changed; most of us in the dance industry have lost our work and everything feels quite uncertain. Still, as this podcast is a place for conversations about our industry and the paths we find through it, we hope you'll still find this conversation with Sarah relevant (and entertaining!) even if in a slightly different light. Enjoy the episode and let's keep talking and moving forward together.
Sarah Blanc is a multi-award winning choreographer and performer. She creates solo work and is artistic director of Moxie Brawl, a fresh all female inclusive dance theatre company. Her choreographic work has toured extensively across the world and has been seen on artists and companies such as Complicite, Bryony Kimmings, Little Red Kettle along with commissions for large outreach projects led by Candoco Dance Company, R.A.D. Perth Concert Hall and Kings Cross. She is currently working with Dan Daw and Blink Dance Theatre and is excited to start a new family work based on Punk culture, collaborating with Brigitte Aphrodite and Quiet Boy. She is one third of AnnieVickySarah—a trio of collaborators who are questioning ‘inclusive’ dance practices within creative settings. Catch her on tour this year with her solo show My Feminist Boner.
Rachel Elderkin is a freelance dancer and dance writer based in London. Her dance writing can be also be read in the Stage, londondance.com, Exeunt and British Theatre Guide. She is a member of the UK's Critics' Circle, and has previously written for publications including Fjord Review, the Skinny (Scotland) and LeftLion (Nottingham) where she was Art Editor.
Host: Rachel Elderkin
Guest: Sarah Blanc
Editing and production: George Bushaway
Produced for Fjord Review