In this episode, Alix Sideris joins me to talk about art as a service, how spirituality plays a role in her life, and how she’s responded to change with a global approach to art-sharing.
- (0:01:40) A massively hyphenated human: Acting, writing, directing, teaching, movement, intimacy direction and coordination.
- (0:02:42) A person of service: A purpose to uplift and expand.
- (0:04:10) What it is to be human: The ultimate exploration and investigation.
- (0:05:58) The Magnetic North Theatre Festival.
- (0:08:00) The newspaper interview.
- (0:10:08) Growing up in a Greek household and a love of learning and research.
- (0:12:10) Moving away from medical studies: The path towards becoming an artist.
- (0:14:35) Working with disenfranchised and special needs youth: Teaching and acting.
- (0:17:01) The National Arts Centre and dealing with fear.
- (0:18:26) Success and failure: Changing the script.
- (0:20:37) Imposter Syndrome: Branding yourself.
- (0:23:10) Being thrust into environments: Throwing darts.
- (0:26:12) Spirituality, empathy and the pandemic.
- (0:28:56) Remote meditations and connections.
- (0:31:17) The transformation of the arts during the pandemic: Recognizing and responding to the changes.
- (0:35:54) Opening up the world: A chance for a global artistic community.
- (0:37:15) The exodus from the arts during the pandemic and thinking nationally.
- (0:39:50) How a health crisis affects you: Finding joy.
- (0:43:04) The youth of today and the arts.
- (0:44:51) Teaching in Toronto: The conversations and learning the language.
- (0:49:50) Co-existing when we remove the binary: The show in New York.
- (0:54:33) Putting the spotlight on harm: The importance of intersectionality.
- (0:56:20) The intimacy workshop: The connection and beauty.
- (1:01:23) To find out more: AlixSideris.com
Visit Alix’s website: https://www.alixsideris.com/
Alix’s meditation series: https://www.alixsideris.com/meditation
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