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The Dash Arts podcast takes on big issues through an artistic lens. Hear artists, filmmakers, musicians, theatre makers and more explore the challenges facing society today. In each episode Dash Arts' Artistic Director Josephine Burton hosts conversations delving into movements, legacies and ideas that continue to shape the cultural landscape worldwide. For more information, videos and podcasts, please head to www.dasharts.org.uk. Dash Arts is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by the Arts Council of England. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

The Dash Arts podcast takes on big issues through an artistic lens. Hear artists, filmmakers, musicians, theatre makers and more explore the challenges facing society today. In each episode Dash Arts' Artistic Director Josephine Burton hosts conversations delving into movements, legacies and ideas that continue to shape the cultural landscape worldwide. For more information, videos and podcasts, please head to www.dasharts.org.uk. Dash Arts is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by the Arts Council of England. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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United Kingdom

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The Dash Arts podcast takes on big issues through an artistic lens. Hear artists, filmmakers, musicians, theatre makers and more explore the challenges facing society today. In each episode Dash Arts' Artistic Director Josephine Burton hosts conversations delving into movements, legacies and ideas that continue to shape the cultural landscape worldwide. For more information, videos and podcasts, please head to www.dasharts.org.uk. Dash Arts is a National Portfolio Organisation funded by the Arts Council of England. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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@dasharts

Language:

English


Episodes

Dust and Shadow

2/24/2021
In this episode of the podcast, we delve into the remarkable history of 59 Brick Lane in London’s East End. With the Dash Arts base in East London’s Toynbee Studios and events regularly hosted at Rich Mix London, this ever-evolving building has long been our neighbour. A spiritual and communal home to thousands over the centuries; 59 Brick Lane was born as a Huguenot church, later becoming a Methodist church, then a synagogue, and is now home to the Brick Lane Mosque. To get to grips...

Duration:00:48:57

Arvo Pärt: Time, Text and Tintinnabuli

1/27/2021
In October 2020 we hosted our first ever Digital Dash Café EUROPEANS: ARVO PÄRT to celebrate Estonian composer Arvo Pärt’s 85th birthday, and were overwhelmed and delighted to be joined by almost 300 screens from 25 countries. Due to popular demand, we’ve turned the event into a podcast, with some new, bonus content for our listeners. We were joined by son of the composer and Chairman of the Arvo Pärt Centre, Michael Pärt, violinist Andres Kaljuste and pianist Sophia Rahman to listen to...

Duration:01:04:07

Art on the Brink of Brexit

12/16/2020
As we release our final podcast of 2020, we're still muddling through Brexit in the UK, with the nation holding its breath to see what this momentous change will mean for us all In timely fashion, we're revisiting our live event Art on the Brink of Brexit, recorded in 2018, which hosted a panel of first and second generation migrant artists working in the UK, to discuss what Brexit would mean for them, and what it would mean for the future of the arts in Britain. We were joined by Bojana...

Duration:01:14:39

Second Hand Memory

11/25/2020
Can trauma be healed through art? Does it pass from generation to generation and how can we break the cycle? In this episode of the podcast, we look at memory, family history and inherited trauma through the eyes of artists and thinkers from around the world, who have investigated the impact of these issues in their work. Hosted by Artistic Director Josephine Burton, with award-winning filmmaker Mark Rosenblatt, twice Booker-nominated Nigerian writer Chigozie Obiama, theatre director Maja...

Duration:01:22:12

George Eliot's Radicals

11/11/2020
At Dash Arts, we are in the process of developing our brand new production The Great Middlemarch Mystery, a site-specific production in Coventry based on writer George Eliot’s classic Middlemarch, one of the greatest novels written in the English language. In this episode we return to our February Dash Café on George Eliot, hosted at Warwick Arts Centre by Artistic Director Josephine Burton with collaborator Professor Ruth Livesey and guests Martina Hall, producer of 2019 BBC Arena...

Duration:01:12:31

Felix de Rooy: Art in the face of Empire

10/14/2020
In this episode of the Dash Arts Podcast, we delve into the life and work of the Curaçaoan-born Dutch artist, filmmaker and director Felix de Rooy. Originally planned as a live Dash Café back in April (cancelled due to the pandemic), we had hoped to explore Felix’s work in a discussion with visual artist Charl Landvreugd and a panel of playwrights from the BOOM! Project, a Dutch-British theatre initiative examining and challenging colonial history and narratives. In many ways, we’ve done...

Duration:01:28:26

What Would Ingrid Bergman Do?

9/23/2020
Discover the fascinating life and work of Hollywood icon and beloved Swede Ingrid Bergman in this week's episode, hosted this time by Dash Arts Creative Associate and director Sophie Austin. Taking a journey through Bergman’s life, we look at how her strength, determination and Swedishness made her into one of the world’s most famous movie stars. In the face of sexism, scandals and tragedy, Bergman’s strident independence and ambition saw her carve out a career led by passion and...

Duration:00:53:16

Songs of the Migrant Worker

9/9/2020
The Dash Arts Podcast is back! In this episode we look at the treatment of invited guest workers (Germany’s ‘Gastarbeiter’), economic migrants and relocating members of the British Empire. Through music and poetry, we examine the similarities and differences between the UK’s Windrush scandal and Germany’s treatment of Turkish ‘gastarbeiter’ and the huge cultural legacy by these migrant workers. Hosted by Artistic Director Josephine Burton, we were joined by poet Hannah Lowe, Artistic...

Duration:01:16:23

On the Border

7/29/2020
In this episode of the podcast we revisit our Dash Café ON THE BORDER, which explored the experience of living on the border through the prism of art, film, music, literature and economics. We reflected on the actual borders that existed for our speakers growing up on the edges of the Iron Curtain and today’s visible and invisible borders with Berlin-based author, composer and editor-in-chief of Flaneur Magazine Fabian Saul, visual artist Mariana Gordan (originally from Romania),...

Duration:01:15:36

Borsch and Other Stories

7/16/2020
This episode threads together Ukrainian culture and history with memory, politics and the female perspective. We look at what we can learn about a country through the eyes of women; through their stories, songs and food. Cook borsch with Artistic Director Josephine Burton and chef Olia Hercules, whose beautiful new book of recipes Summer Kitchen has just been published by Bloomsbury, discover Ukrainian history and politics with prolific writer Oksana Zabuzhko, who has just released a book...

Duration:00:55:54

Dora Maar: Out of the Shadow

7/1/2020
In this LIVE episode from our 100th Dash Café (January 2020) we delve into the life and legacy of French Surrealist icon Dora Maar. The photographer and artist’s radical work strikingly depicts the anxieties of interwar Europe and the internal horrors of the mind. Yet Maar was often overlooked, her role as Picasso’s lover and ‘weeping woman’ dominating world view, until now. In January 2020 a major exhibition of her work travelled from the Centre Pompidou to the Tate Modern, introducing...

Duration:01:17:08

Django Reinhardt: Music, Myth and Reality

6/17/2020
Our brand new podcast episode Django Reinhardt: Music, Myth and Reality is a journey into the life of the genius jazz guitarist, Django Reinhardt. With a host of international musicians performing entirely new music for the podcast, we look at the life of the Roma musician who survived personal tragedy and World War II to become a leading figure in 20th century jazz. Hosted by our Artistic Director Josephine Burton, this episode features authors Michael Dregni and Garth Cartwright, Roma...

Duration:01:08:15

LIVE: Brussels: Whose City Is It Anyway?

6/3/2020
In this week's LIVE episode we delve into Brussels; the complex, cosmopolitan, interconnected city that's home to the EU. We look at the city's troubling history with colonialism, explore the impact of the European Union HQ on its inhabitants and architecture, and hear from artists living and creating change in the city. Hosted by our Artistic Director Josephine Burton, this episode features prominent academic and activist Eric Corijn, poet Elisabeth Severino Fernandes (aka Miss Elli) and...

Duration:00:43:58

LIVE: Dash Arts Podcast does Eurovision

5/20/2020
Eurovision might have been cancelled, but not at Dash Arts! In this LIVE episode we head back to our Eurovision Dash Café last year for an entertaining rundown of its history. Hear from Dr Eurovision (aka Paul Jordan, who did his PhD on the subject) performance artist Richard DeDomenici, our Artistic Director Josephine Burton and our audience, plus BRAND NEW interviews with Tom Taylor of the celebrity-clad Isolation Song Contest and an update from Richard DeDomenici on his new virtual...

Duration:01:15:45

Art in adversity: Tadeusz Kantor's fighting spirit

5/5/2020
Our first tailor-made podcast episode Art in adversity: Tadeusz Kantor's fighting spirit delves into the work of Polish artist and theatre maker Tadeusz Kantor, whose work inspired the likes of Joseph Beuys (whom Kantor worked closely with), choreographer Pina Bausch and theatre company Complicité, to name a few. Kantor made work under extraordinarily challenging times. Under the Nazi occupation of Poland, he founded the Independent Underground Theatre, and later carried on creating work...

Duration:00:48:30

LIVE: Europe and the Velvet Revolution - 30 Years On

4/21/2020
In a time where talk of change and revolution is on everyone's lips, we revisit our November 2019 Dash Café, which explored the impact of the 1989 revolution that caused the collapse of the Soviet Union, 30 years on. Through the prism of artists, filmmakers and writers from across the Czech Republic and Slovakia, we asked whether that extraordinary spirit of activism still exists today. Speakers included Tereza Nvotová, Zuzana Kepplová, Ondřej Štindl and diplomat Monika MacDonagh-Pajerova,...

Duration:01:01:16

LIVE: Art vs Artivism

4/8/2020
When art sets out to make a social or environmental impact – are we ticking boxes or are we changing the world? In February 2020 we were joined by theatre director and Dash Associate Artist Sophie Austin, Dr Michele Aaron (Screening Rights Film Festival)and Co-founders of Birmingham-based collective MAIA Group Amahra Spence and Amber Caldwell to delve into the challenges of activism through art, and look at the tension between art for art’s sake and art as a means to an end. This event was...

Duration:00:56:53

LIVE: Destination Europe

4/8/2020
In February 2019, Dash Arts' Café Destination Europe focused on questions of contemporary European identity, with Brexit as a backdrop. We brought together actors, writers and film directors from across Europe for a conversation. A year on, post the UK’s departure from the EU, these questions are just as pertinent. What does it mean to be European? And what does Europe mean for those who were born outside of it? We premiered short films by the phenomenal Swedish actress and filmmaker Bahar...

Duration:01:14:09

Introduction to the Dash Arts Podcast

4/8/2020
A trailer from international arts organisation Dash Arts' Artistic Director Josephine Burton on our LIVE episodes and the brand new content on the way. Find out more on our website: http://www.dasharts.org.uk/podcast See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:02:53

Art vs Artivism

3/24/2020
When art sets out to make a social or environmental impact – are we ticking boxes or are we changing the world? In February 2020 we were joined by theatre director and Dash Associate Artist Sophie Austin, Dr Michele Aaron (Screening Rights Film Festival)and Co-founders of Birmingham-based collective MAIA Group Amahra Spence and Amber Caldwell to delve into the challenges of activism through art, and look at the tension between art for art’s sake and art as a means to an end.This event was...

Duration:00:52:19