On The D Word, artist - choreographer Renata Pereira Lima dives deep into Dance through dirty dialogue with guests from across the (art) world.


D as in Dance? Dance.

The capital D is nonetheless still so misunderstood in terms of its form, funcation, and value within the arts. If Dance is to be considered with a gravitas equivalent to other practices (such as video, painting, sculpture, etc.), then hierarchical divisions within the culture of Dance and the expanded fields of performance/choreography must be retired. On The D Word, artist-choreographer, Renata Pereira-Lima, strips the boundaries around Dance’s position in the arts by discussing personal takes with guests from across the artworld. As these artists discuss their own experiences, Dance complexifies into a D word that encompasses candid, de-stigmatized perspectives. Honest conversation brings Ren and her guest to new considerations of Dance that go beyond the schoolhouse academia or fine arts lens, reconsidering the personal, social, and cultural resonances of the D word today. Topics around body-security, childhood training, applying to residencies, professional choreographing, (etc.), come to the fore– all intermingling to create a platform for Dance in dialogue.This podcast is recorded, therefore, as a living archive, tracking new directions within the expanding canon of D.

The D. Word will be available on streaming platforms soon.

Written by Addison Bale.
Editor by Chicloso.