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Author: Emma Lister

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What makes creative people tick? How do they find and develop their inspiration? Welcome to the podcast that draws back the curtain on the inventive mind and its artistic process with a series of interviews between host Emma Lister and performers, choreographers, designers and other artists.
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In the last episode of our inaugural season Emma Lister speaks to actor Rhoda Ofori-Attah. Born in Ghana but raised in the UK, Rhoda trained at the Oxford School of Drama. Some of her credits include: The Bill (ITV), Coronation Street (ITV), Silent Witness (BBC), Cold Feet (ITV) and Informer (BBC) among many others. She plays Miss Griffiths in the new season of the BAFTA nominated show Top Boy (Netflix). In 2019 she was selected for the prestigious BAFTA Elevate Program, designed to support people from underrepresented groups in TV and film progress in their careers. She discusses that program, her preparation for her role in Top Boy and the moment on stage when she realised she had found her calling.---- Episode Notes ----Rhoda is the first interview in our artist chain after having been nominated by Seeta Patel in Ep. 1.2Rhoda's Instagram: rhoda.oforiattahRhoda's IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm2024125/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0BAFTA Elevate: http://www.bafta.org/supporting-talent/elevate/actors-2019 ----Final 3 questions----What’s the piece of art that changed everything for you?French cinema, specifically the films of Emmanuelle Béart, Juliette Binoche and Jeanne Moreau. What’s a piece of art that you didn’t necessarily love, but has value?Emmerdale Nominate another artist that we should all know about…Actors:Kellie Shirley (In the Long Run)Manjinder  Virk (The Arbor)Anjli Mohindra (The Bodyguard, Doctor Who)
Finnish circus artist Sakari Männistö is a performer recognised for his innovative, technical juggling. In this week’s podcast, he and Emma Lister discuss the solitary nature of juggling practice, his most memorable performance and what he did when he lost all the footage during the making of his cult video Juggle Doll (with no back up)! They also discuss his new project UNUM, as well as Jong, his collaboration with Finnish composer Lotta Wennakoski— a piece for juggler and chamber orchestra.---- Episode Notes ---- Sakari’s website: http://www.sakarimannisto.fi/UNUM project: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiM3q9dOjp2vgOVs2oaQCCwThis project is supported by The Finnish Cultural and Academic Institutes’ Together Alone project, and produced by Agit-Cirk. Jong was composed by Lotta Wennäkoski and commissioned by Agit-Cirk. The piece was co-produced by Agit-Cirk and Lapland Chamber Orchestra and premiered at Korundi, in Rovaniemi 2013, with conductor John Storgårds. ----The 3 final questions----What’s the piece of art that changed everything for you?'Pommi and Gommi',  Finnish children’s entertainers M.A.Numminen & Pedro Hietanenhttp://www.manumminen.com/en/mainWhat’s a piece of art that you didn’t necessarily love, but has value?The challenge of performing, sometimes unwelcomed, in pubs in remote Finland.Nominate another artist that we should all know about…Composer Outi Tarkiainen http://www.outitarkiainen.fi/en/
As ‘Chula the Clown’, Gabriela Muñoz has performed all over the world with her hit show Perhaps, Perhaps, Quizas. She discusses it and why ten years on she felt ready to make her newest show, DIRT! She also discusses her work with charitable organisations that bring laughter and clown workshops to areas of conflict, and how her interactions with the people she met there forever informed her approach to performing.---- Episode Notes ----Gaby’s Instagram: @chulatheclown Gaby’s website: https://chulatheclown.com/----The 3 final questions---- What’s the piece of art that changed everything for you?Robert Wilson’s 'The Black Rider'The BibleWhat’s a piece of art that you didn’t necessarily love, but has value?The work of William ShakespeareNominate another artist that we should all know aboutVisual artist Floria Gonzáles www.floriagonzalez.com  
Emma speaks to Guy Hoare, the British lighting designer whose striking work has appeared at the Royal Opera House, Sadler’s Wells, The Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse and many other world-famous stages. They discuss how he sees lighting as an extension of dramaturgy, the creativity of science and how he shaped the light for Arthur Pita’s The Metamorphosis and Alexander Whitley Dance Company’s Overflow.---- Episode Notes ----Guy’s website: http://www.guyhoare.co.uk/The Metamorphosis: https://www.roh.org.uk/tickets-and-events/the-metamorphosis-stream-detailsAlexander Whitley’s Overflow: https://www.alexanderwhitley.com/overflow----The 3 final questions---- What’s the piece of art that changed everything for you?Yves Klein’s 'Victory of Samothrace S9'What’s a piece of art that you didn’t necessarily love, but has value?Working with the score of a contemporary composerNominate another artist that we should all know about-William Butler Yeats, 'The Lake Isle of Innisfree'-Virgil, Eclogues-Tacita Dean’s found postcards
Seeta Patel talks to Emma Lister about her new Bharatanatyam Rite of Spring, and why she can be nervous when starting a new project. The classical Indian dancer is not one to shy away from tough topics; in the wake of George Floyd's death she discusses the duty of the artist to react to world events.---- Episode Notes ----We discussed Seeta's pieces, Not Today's Yesterday and The Rite of Spring.Seeta's Website: https://www.seetapatel.co.uk/Seeta's Twitter/Instagram: @seetadances----The 3 final questions----What’s the piece of art that changed everything for you?Philip Glass’s MetamorphosisWhat’s a piece of art that you didn’t necessarily love, but has value?Stictly Come DancingNominate another artist that we should all know about:Actor Rhoda Ofori-Attah
In the first episode of series one host Emma Lister talks to classically trained dancer Zoë Ashe-Browne, currently an artist at the Royal Ballet of Flanders. They discuss her choreography for that company and The National Ballet of Ireland, the possible limitations of classical companies for the creative individual and the flaws of hiring ballet stars as artistic directors.---- Episode Notes ----We discussed Zoë’s pieces Us and Flux, full films of which are on her website.Zoë’s Instagram: @zoeashebrowne_choreographerZoë’s website: https://www.zoeashebrowne.com/----The 3 final questions----What’s the piece of art that changed everything for you?Jiří Kylián triple bill, Nederlands Dans Theater, Sadler’s WellsWhat’s a piece of art that you didn’t necessarily love, but has value?The kind of contemporary dance that she wasn't exposed to as a young dancer.Nominate another artist that we should all know aboutJames Vu Anh Instagram (@jamesvuanh)
MOVERS SHAKERS MAKERS is the podcast all about the creative mind and what makes it tick. In this first season, host Emma Lister talks to performers, choreographers and designers about how they started their careers, what inspires them and how they hone that inspiration--as well as some current issues: politics, culture, history you name it!
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