By Chloe Rabinowitz
25 June 2021
Dance Data Project, in partnership with the Auditorium Theatre, announced the upcoming release of Global Conversations: Behind the Stage, the fifth round in a series of virtual interviews. Round 5 will highlight those professionals who work behind the scenes and out of sight, creating artistic magic in every production, while coping with disasters on a regular basis. This Round features 11 conversations with a roster of renowned women in their respective fields, from stage managers and lighting designers to fight choreographers and filmmakers.
For the first time, DDP presents Global Conversations in partnership with the Auditorium Theatre. The Auditorium continues its commitment to lifting up diverse voices in the performing arts with their 2021-22 Season featuring performances by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Ballet Hispánico, Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, Ensemble Español Dance Theater, and Ballet Folklórico de México.
Rich Regan, Chief Executive Officer of the Auditorium Theatre noted: “Emerging from these difficult months, the performing arts community must come together to address inequity in all forms and forge a sustainable future post-pandemic. The innovative work performed by Dance Data Project provides a necessary perspective on classically based dance and presents it in an accessible way. Behind the Stage will become yet another resource for dancers and arts professionals to learn from, aligning well with the Auditorium’s mission to be ‘The Theatre for the People.'”
“Dance Data Project is delighted to be working with the historic Auditorium Theatre as co-presenter for Round 5 of Global Conversations: Behind the Stage,” commented DDP Founder and President Elizabeth Yntema. “On the cusp of their re-opening, it’s critical to be thinking about the role that women artists and artisans play in the $61 billion performing arts economy. The Auditorium Theatre, one of the greatest stages in the U.S., has always been at the forefront of innovative productions, so this true partnership is a great fit.”
In Round 5, Yntema will lead conversations covering each artist’s career path, ability to cope with glitches large and small, and the role the pandemic has had in shaping their respective fields. The roster of participants includes the following list of leaders in producing and creatively constructing some of the world’s best dance and theatre performances.
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