A Dancer’s Dilemma: Getting Paid for What You Love

Podcast from March 23, 2016

  1. University of Toronto Dance Festival, interview by Producer Malgorzata Nowacka
  2. Gadget of the week: Luluelmon Pants with Producers Nicole Hamilton and Samara Thompson
  3. Dance Artist, Esie Mensah, interview by Producer Nicole Hamilton
  4. Jon Reid, consultant for Equity Showcase, interview by Producer Samara Thompson

 

Summary

By Samara Thompson

Today’s show is all about a dancer’s dilemma: getting paid for what you love. We’re looking at this from all sides.

We’ll talk about dancing for free with University of Toronto’s Festival of Dance, Canada’s largest university dance festival.

For our gadget of the week, we’ll discuss how spending a lot of money on our gadget will save you a lot later on.

Then we are going to look at dancers getting paid equitable amounts for great work. Recently a Rhianna and Drake music video was shot in Toronto and there was an outcry from dancers about being underpaid. Two industry insiders, will join us to give us their views on the matter, Esie Mensah,  a dancer and choreographer and Jon Reid, also a dancer and choreographer and the Canadian Actor’s Equity Association Dance Outreach Consultant.

Up first we look at the opposite end of things, dancing for free. Malgorzata Nowacka is discussing University of Toronto’s Festival of Dance, Canada’s largest university dance festival with Sam Saunders, the stage manager of the festival, whose dancers are dancers are paid with applause and gratitude.

You’re listening to Turn Out, opening up the dance scene on CIUT 89.5 fm