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The Background Dancer

Jason Yap

The Background Dancer sheds light on critical aspects underpinning the dance and performing arts industry through topics ranging from management, entrepreneurship, education, technology, fashion, choreography, politics, interdisciplinarity, media and wellness. Host Jason Yap details fascinating and useful information to help deepen your knowledge of all things offstage, while exploring and preparing together for a post-performance career. Listen in for a bi-weekly conversation with dance lovers from across Asia, Europe and the US, sharing experiences and practices that are both intimate and insightful. Jason is a dance artist, multidisciplinary producer and psychology graduate himself. Despite not pursuing it vocationally, he has still adopted many of psychology's approaches throughout his professional life - the concept of multiplicity and the performing arts as a 'whole that is bigger than the sum of its parts' ecosystem. Ready to talk all things dance? Join us as we begin to foreground Dance in the Background!
Special: The ThesisJuly 31, 2022 Episode artwork Special: Cultural Wars of the Invasion | Oleksandra KorotchukJune 05, 2022 Episode artwork Finale: Becoming the Background | Season Round-upMarch 01, 2022 Episode artwork Finale: Ask Jason | Ask Me Anything SpecialFebruary 28, 2022 Episode artwork Politics: Charting Migration and Identity | Henry DanielJanuary 23, 2022 Episode artwork Politics: Navigating Power Dynamics | Sarah RubidgeJanuary 09, 2022 Episode artwork Education: Learning to Learn Better | Zebas Mendez MarinDecember 19, 2021 Episode artwork Education: Reframing Research in Academia | Mohd AnisDecember 05, 2021 Episode artwork Choreography: Identifying Style as a Creator | Adam TanNovember 21, 2021 Episode artwork Choreography: Building an Online Marketplace | Rick TjiaNovember 07, 2021 Episode artwork Interdisciplinarity: Dance and the Theatre Maker | Ho Ying FungOctober 24, 2021 Episode artwork Interdisciplinarity: Philosophizing Dance Aesthetics | Henry LaiOctober 10, 2021 Episode artwork A Timely Update | Jason YapOctober 03, 2021 Episode artwork Fashion: The Untold Secret of a Dance Model | Ema SteindlSeptember 19, 2021 Episode artwork Fashion: Photography Beyond the Image | Szabina BiroSeptember 05, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus: Sol Fest 2021 Special | Jacob, Elsea & MeganAugust 22, 2021 Episode artwork Bonus: Curious Case of Careers | Jonathan CollatonAugust 08, 2021 Episode artwork Technology: In Tech, I Trust | Apps for DancersJuly 25, 2021 Episode artwork Technology: Augmented Reality | Gilles JobinJuly 18, 2021 Episode artwork Technology: Raising the Floor | Guy DaggerJuly 11, 2021 Episode artwork Business: Branding Ballet | Heidi LeeJuly 04, 2021 Episode artwork Business: Pointe To Rise | Susanne PuerschelJune 27, 2021 Episode artwork Business: The Dancepreneur | Erin PrideJune 20, 2021 Episode artwork Science: Somatic Sojourns | Vincent YongMay 30, 2021 Episode artwork Science: Who's Your Avatar? | Serving Your PurposeMay 23, 2021 Episode artwork