act/re/act

Conversation with Melanie George

May 22, 2019

Finally, the beginning of the second season of act/re/act!

To start this second I have a fascinating conversation with Melanie George, a dancer/choreographer who's artistic practice is rooted in jazz dance. She is one of the few jazz dance artists, that I'm aware of, who actively incorporates improvisation in her teaching and choreography. In this episode we discuss why Melanie explores improvisation in her jazz dance practice, what she means by shared movement vocabulary, improvisation as a choreographic tool, and how to explore the known knowns. 

Find out more about Melanie George here: https://melaniegeorge.org

Find out more about Melanie's Jazz Dance Direct project: https://www.jazzdancedirectory.com

Find out more about me here: http://www.danielburkholdertheplayground.org

Find out more about the podcast here: https://actreact.podbean.com