An interview with Hannah Sampson, a Senior Dance Artist with Stopgap Dance Company, and Renata Soutter, Co-Director of Propeller Dance. Stopgap Dance Company (based in Southeast England) is driven by a diverse creative team who uses dance as a movement for change. Propeller Dance (based in Ottawa, Canada) is an integrated dance organization for people with and without disability. This conversation focuses on their international collaboration resulting in the production This is Happening, a show co-produced by the National Arts Centre and premiering at LabO in Ottawa in June of 2023. For more in-depth interviews with both of the Co-Directors of Propeller Dance, listen to Dirty Feet Episode #184.
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[Image description: In a brightly lit dressing room with lighted mirrors on the left side, dancers Elizabeth, Geoff, Russell and Moni lean on the white countertop wearing expressions of surprise or pensiveness. They are dressed glamorously in black and metallics. Photo by Rachel Gray]