Compassionate Revolution

12 - Power dynamics of consent and co-creation with Siobhan Richardson

December 12, 2023 Loose Tea Music Theatre / Siobhan Richardson Episode 12
Compassionate Revolution
12 - Power dynamics of consent and co-creation with Siobhan Richardson
Show Notes

In this episode of the Compassionate Revolution podcast, host Alaina Viau is joined by Siobhan Richardson, a fight and intimacy director, actor, singer, fighter, and dancer.

Siobhan shares her experience and expertise in the opera and music theatre worlds, and they discuss the nuances of consent, compliance, and challenges of navigating the power dynamics of co-creation.

Timestamps:

[00:01:04] Work-life balance struggle.
[00:04:18] Work friendships and social boundaries.
[00:06:51] Coordinator overseeing theatre productions.
[00:11:26] Opera education and industry developments.
[00:14:13] Accessibility in live performance.
[00:18:02] Navigating discomfort in performance.
[00:19:22] Consent and boundaries in performance.
[00:24:42] Choreography and consent.
[00:24:59] Tolerance in opera vs. theater.
[00:27:18] Intimacy and fight directing.
[00:32:24] Working with directors in opera.
[00:38:23] Gender bias in workload perception.
[00:38:38] Balancing multiple careers.
[00:42:48] Power dynamics in creative collaboration.
[00:47:41] Constellations of Power.
[00:49:48] Cultures of directorial dictation.
[00:53:30] Perspectives and action-inspiration.

Links:

Connect with Siobhan Richardson
http://www.siobhanrichardson.com/
https://www.instagram.com/fighteractress/

Connect with Alaina Viau
https://www.alainaviau.com/
https://www.instagram.com/alainaviau/

Connect with Loose Tea Music Theatre
https://looseteamusictheatre.com/
https://www.instagram.com/looseteatheatre/