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Philippa Johnson

in Townsville

A Glimpse of Armenian Culture

PRESENTED ON DEC 03, 2015
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 10

"When God was giving out the land to people, the Armenians were partying and got there late, and all that was left was the land of stones."

In A Glimpse of Armenian Culture from PechaKucha night Townsville Vol. 10Philippa Johnson shares her great love for international folk dancing, of which she is both a student and a teacher in Townsville. She tells some tales of her latest overseas dance workshop which took her to the strikingly beautiful South Caucasus region and heritage-rich nation of Armenia.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015. 

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Dancing into Intellectual Property Law

BY JEANINE RIZZO
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 24, 2013

Jeanine Rizzo began her life as a dancer, but soon pirouetted her way into a field of law that would allow her to protect the things she holds most dear: the arts. She speaks of trademarks, copyrights, patents, and more in reference to film, theater, and art. 

"Presentation of the Day" on January 18, 2014.

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I Won't Stop Dancing

BY HIRO NAKANISHI
@ VOL 20 ON APR 18, 2014

Hiro Nakanishi shares his globe-trotting experiences and introduces two pet projects of his: one networking coffee shops around the world; and the other getting more people up and dancing!

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Headlight Dancing in the Serengeti

BY SHEILA VEATCH
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 28, 2014

Sheila Veatch takes us on a trip with her to the Serengeti and teaches us a bit about making assumptions. Living in a new land, new language, and new culture is a big step and the scariest adventure to many who think about it. That we are the  same, and misunderstanding is the common obstecial that people are faced with when living in a foreign country. Kenya is no exception to the rule. 

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Dancing in the Office

BY YULIA SKOGOREVA
@ VOL 136 ON JUN 02, 2016

"For me, dancers represent freedom, while salarymen represent something opposite. I like to create this interaction."

In Dancing in the Office from PKN Tokyo Vol. 136, photographer Yulia Skogoreva found herself on an interesting and unexpected path that took her from linguistics, to dance, to photography. In her latest project she juxtaposes two completely opposite elements of society, busy salarymen and dancers, and the results are delightful. Have a look! 

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Friday, June 17th, 2016.

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Dancing Dreams: 25 Years at The Studio on the Green

BY JENNA AGATE
@ VOL 2 ON APR 20, 2016

Jenna talks us through some of the amny varied and imaginative dance projects that she has been a part of over the last 25 years.

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Swing dancing around London!

BY SCOTT CUPIT
@ VOL 13 ON APR 27, 2017

In 'Swing Dancing around London', swing dance instructor Scott Cupit takes us on his journey of how he has ended up meeting the Queen (wow!).

Scott’s love for swing dancing is contagious— evident in the fact his classes grew from 23 people on the first night to over 200 people after eight weeks.

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The Garden: Growing the (Dancing) Beloved Community

BY KATHARINE SLOWBURN
@ VOL 25 ON NOV 16, 2017

While a Master of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, Katharine Slowburn developed a theory and practice of embodied sacrality utilizing dance. Upon graduation in 2013, Katharine returned to Knoxville, building a different type of beloved community through dance. After choreographing single pieces in several companies, she launched her own group in 2017 - The Katharine Slowburn Experience - and her first full-length production, “The Garden,” using her unique approach of dance-making and dancing as tools for healing and transforming.
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Dancing Through the Lens

BY JIM SMITH
@ VOL 45 ON MAY 08, 2018

Jamie delves into the artistry of dance and the dance photographer. Through his images and experiences the audience got a look at the special world and techiniques of the people who document the dancers' and their presorfamces. 

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Khattaks and Dance: 1550 to date

BY ASFANDYAR ANIS KHATTAK
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Asfandyar Anis Khattak’s presentation is about the history of the Khattak tribe of Pashtun and the origins of the Khattak dance. How the warriors of the tribe performed it as part of their war preparation. He also speaks about his passion for dance and his fusion of classical Indian dance with the Khattak dance.