Questions of Practice: Pew Fellow Tania Isaac on Audience Expectations

Questions of Practice: Pew Fellow Tania Isaac on Audience Expectations

“There is a hunger for a conversation about process,” says dancer and choreographer Tania Isaac, when asked about changes in audience expectations. Isaac explains that more audience members are interested in the how and why of a performance—that “they want to feel creative in their own respect.” She is currently at work on a creative method she calls the “Open Notebook”—a way of turning a room into a laboratory of investigation and participatory dance.

Tania Isaac, choreographer and 2011 Pew Fellow, speaks on audience expectations. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on November 17, 2014.

Caribbean-American dancer-choreographer Tania Isaac (b. 1975) was named one of “25 to watch” by Dance Magazine in 2006, and received a Pew Fellowship in 2011. She has penned articles on dance scholarship for publications such as the anthology Making Caribbean Dance (University Press of Florida, 2010), and is an assistant teaching professor at Drexel University.