02/05/20 • 68 min
Megan Payne and I discuss her creative practice, our curatorial collaboration, favorite femme makers, movies & TV shows. In our 5 years of creating together, Megan never ceases to amaze me with her dedication and strength of vision. Megan's work inspires performers and audiences to push past their boundaries of what we think dance can be, to collaboratively craft community through process and feedback, and to move powerfully in and with our experiences. Megan reminds me to be brave, bold, and to see the beauty in the breaths in-between.
Megan Payne is a dance and experimental film artist living in Charlotte, NC. Her creative practice approaches movement as a way to research and gain a better perception of the world we live in, working collaboratively with others to manifest new forms, or ways of being. She received a MFA in Dance from Hollins University in partnership with the American Dance Festival and a BFA in Choreography and Performance from Ohio University. Her works have been presented throughout the country, including showings at the American Dance Festival, North Carolina Dance Festival, Ohio University, and Detroit Dance City Festival. Megan has also had the privilege of working with artists Camille Brown, Joy Davis, Jesse Zarrit, Gladys Bailin-Stern, Ronald K. Brown, and Mariah Maloney. Megan recently finished a year long, guest artist position in the dance department at the University of North Carolina Charlotte.
Megan is the co-director of repCLT a North Carolina organization advocating research and exchange in performance, and co-producer of ladyfestCLT, an annual festival promoting dance and female/female identifying movement makers in the southeast region. Megan is also a contributing member of the Goodyear Arts collective (Charlotte, NC) and has been an artist in residence since its inception in 2015. Megan has a deep love for all things Meryl Streep and listens to PJ Harvey daily.
Special Thanks to Goodyear Arts (Charlotte, NC) for providing space for conversations and Dylan Gilbert for creating the catchy theme music. You can follow them at @goodyeararts and at @dylangilbertmusic. You can follow me (Sarah Ingel) at @singelarity or at www.sarahingel.com
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