Failing Better podcast, 3 March 2020

Equity and privilege – an inspiring conversation about failure with Nadia Iftkhar

Leila and Caroline are joined by choreographer, Nadia Iftkhar, Artistic Director of Company of Others for an insightful chat about different perspectives on failure.

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Nadia is a professional dance artist with over 15 years’ experience working with companies such as; Talawa Young People’s Theatre, Tyneside Women’s Health, and Janice Parker Projects. To date she has made and collaborated on over 20 works that have been performed at Northern Stage, Maltings Berwick, Sadlers Wells, Dance City, Konzerthaus Wien, Theatre Royal Newcastle, MuTh and SommerTheatre Detmold. Her work is honest storytelling of the human experience told through movement, spoken word and film. She is interested in people, the stories they hold, the things that happen to them throughout their lives; how they survive the most traumatic situations and how they celebrate the joyous moments in life.

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The podcast series, Failing Better: inspiring conversations about failure are chats with brilliant people to hear their stories; having important conversations, sharing them with the world, challenging assumptions, sharing the experiences we’re taught to hide and reflecting diverse perspectives – with all the implications that term offers.

Hosted by Leila D’Aronville and Caroline Pearce as part of Tyne & Wear Cultural Freelancers

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This podcast was created without funding, thanks to the pro bono support of Leila d’Aronville, Caroline Pearce and Nadia Iftkhar.