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Intimacy Choreography in Conversation
Ann James and Carly Weckstein
Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein talk intimacy choreography and shifting performing arts spaces towards a culture of consent. Podcast premiered August 14, 2020!
Jul 23, 2021
ICIC Episode 203: Lizzy Talbot and Joshua Okpala
Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein welcome Lizzy Talbot and Joshua Talbot to talk about sustainability in the industry, the lockdown, and intimacy choreography in the United Kingdom.
May 8, 2021
ICIC Episode 202: Guest Diana Wyenn on Advocacy, Creativity, and Disability
Ann and Carly welcome director and solo performer Diana Wyenn, godmother of Intimacy Choreography in Conversation, who discusses growing into her artistry (most recently with her solo show Blood/Sugar). Diana also talks about her journey with diabetes, and advocating for artists with disabilities, even invisible ones, in ableist spaces.
1 hr 14 min
Mar 12, 2021
ICIC Episode 201: Empowering The Actor
AND WE’RE BACK! Season 2 starts with Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein offering tools for actors and performers to empower themselves in preparation for and during intimacy work. **This episode begins with Ann James reframing our land acknowledgment.
1 hr 8 min
Nov 27, 2020
ICIC Episode 109: Intimacy and Transformative Justice
Ann and Carly take a break from answering panel questions and discuss restorative and transformative justice: how integral this is to intimacy work, and how it informs the consent space and our performing arts and personal communities at large. **NOTE: In this episode, Ann mentions Time Out (a magazine) but meant to highlight the work of Time's Up, a leader in ensuring safety and gender equity in the entertainment industry and beyond.**
Nov 15, 2020
ICIC Episode 108: Intimacy and Mental Health
Ann and Carly discuss mental health, trauma-informed work, and some individual and institutional practices for supporting artists in a very fraught now. This episode was recorded on election day, November 3, 2020.
1 hr 2 min
Oct 26, 2020
ICIC Episode 107: Consent and Audiences
Hosts Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein discuss how intimacy choreography intersects with audiences in immersive theater and virtual spaces. They also discuss other ways these media can be used to heal or educate, and the use of content warnings.
Oct 16, 2020
ICIC Episode 106: Certification and Qualification
Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein discuss certification and qualification in the field of intimacy choreography/directing/coordinating: What's the difference between certification and qualification? How do you know what training you need to become an intimacy director or coordinator (ID/IC)? How do you know what to look for when hiring an ID/IC? What is gatekeeping? Tune in and find out this and more!
Sep 25, 2020
ICIC Episode 105.2: Intimacy Careers (Part 2 of 2)
Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein answer questions about careers in intimacy: how to introduce intimacy choreography or directing to your area, qualification versus certification, how to keep skills sharp in quarantine, and other sundry sparkly bits of advice. This episode is part 2 of 2.
Sep 18, 2020
ICIC Episode 105.1: Intimacy Careers (Part 1 of 2)
Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein answer questions relating to careers in intimacy: how they each entered the field of intimacy choreography, where the demand for intimacy choreographers is growing, and how to approach resistance. This episode is part 1 of 2.
Sep 4, 2020
ICIC Episode 104: Guest Valerie Curtis-Newton; People Of Color (POC) in Intimacy Choreography
Host Ann James speaks to special guest Valerie Curtis-Newton about intimacy choreography in spaces of color, and the importance of creating brave artistic spaces. This interview was recorded on July 24, 2020 in Seattle and Los Angeles. Please note that there may be minor clicks in the background audio.
1 hr 15 min
Aug 28, 2020
ICIC Episode 103: The Future of Intimacy
Hosts Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein discuss the future of intimacy choreography: how it can exist in different spaces, what rehearsal rooms and theater spaces can look like with intersectional inclusivity.
1 hr 6 min
Aug 21, 2020
ICIC Episode 102: Intimacy Choreography Online
Hosts Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein discuss consent and intimacy in the age of online performance.
Aug 7, 2020
Intimacy Choreography in Conversation Episode 101: Consent And Boundaries
Pilot episode! Introducing Ann James and Carly D. Weckstein, directors and intimacy coordinators continuing a discussion on intimacy directing and coordinating, originally hosted by Directors Lab West and Howlround Theatre Commons in June 2020. In these episodes, Ann and Carly will answer viewer/listener questions. This episode: Introduction to Consent and Boundaries.
1 hr 2 min