An interview with Jeff Friedman. Jeff is a dancer, choreographer, and scholar at the Dance Department at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as Associate Professor of Dance Studies, and as Graduate Director will launch the new MFA in Dance program this coming academic year. Jeff danced in NYC with Twyla Tharp, as well as for nearly a decade with Oberlin Dance Collective (ODC), touring nationally and internationally. Jeff created Legacy, an oral history project for the San Francisco Bay Area performing arts communities in response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and launched his doctoral research into the theories, methods and practices of oral history interviews as they intersect with dance and other embodied practices. Jeff has a Ph.D in Dance History and Theater and publishes his works regularly.
An interview with Doug Post, Gallery Artist Representative and Office Manager at Pentacle, an artist service organization based in New York. He has served as president of Beyondance Inc.'s Board of Directors, was founding member of Freespace Dance's Board, and is on the Advisory Board of ACF Dance, Reverb Dance, and the Brooklyn Dance Festival. Doug curates Dixon Places's (NYC) Under Exposed and Moving Men series. He publishes a weekly newsletter of performances, auditions, and other items of interest to the dance community. This interview is part of the special 5-part series "Starring New Jersey" that features interviews by prominent dance "shapers" in the dance field who call NJ home. The series is made possible from a grant from New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.