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Artistic Roots – The new podcast created for the creative and artistic minds!

Through interviews with inspiring leaders in the dance industry, Artistic Roots creates sustainable content for the artistic community and transparently addresses the societal issues and challenges that artists face everyday. Each week, we present you a new episode that overflow with deep and authentic conversations. 

SAISON 1 - Tool Box For Artists

Season 1 is all about inspiration, tools and resources for artists in the dance community. 

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Episode 1 - Neil schwartz

Body Inclusivity in the Dance Industry A conversation with Neil Schwartz about the importance of body diversity, inclusivity, and authenticity in the commercial industry. Neil and Mel give advice to artists that might feel pressure from the industry to fit into a certain mold.

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Episode 2 - Partie 1
Aïcha Bastien N’diaye et Joseph Sarenhes

Celebrate Indigenous art and culture A conversation with Aïcha Bastien N’diaye and Joseph Sarenhes, two inspiring Afro-Indigenous artists that discuss the importance to celebrate their artistic roots and to inspire the next generation of artists to be proud of themselves and of where they came from.

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Episode 2 - Partie 2
Aïcha Bastien N’diaye et Joseph Sarenhes

Celebrate Indigenous art and culture The continuation of a conversation with Aïcha Bastien N’diaye and Joseph Sarenhes, two inspiring Afro-Indigenous artists that discuss the importance to celebrate their artistic roots and to inspire the next generation of artists to be proud of themselves and of where they came from.

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Episode 3 - CHEYENNE KIBBLEWHITE

Culture & Working Conditions for Artists A conversation with Cheyenne Kibblewhite about the working conditions in 2021 and the difference between a manager and an agent as well as the importance for artists (or as Cheyenne would say – beautiful humans) to know their value.

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Episode 4 - Nicolas bégin

he life of an ARTrepreneur A conversation with Nicolas Bégin about the reality of an ARTrepreneur, the story behind the creation of Hit The Floor, the transition between being a professional dancer and an entrepreneur as well as the coexistence of these two roles. Thank you to our official partner of this episode: VanLifeMtl @vanlifemtl | www.vanlifemtl.com

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Episode 5 - AMARA BARNER

Behind the Scenes of the Contemporary Dance World A conversation with Amara Barner about the different approaches in the technical and commercial industries, the transition between these two worlds, the importance for artists to diversify their training, and her artistic process as a fibre artist.

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