In the latest episode of Anything But Ordinary Sarah Tiedemann had the pleasure of talking with Jason Treuting (So Percussion, Orpheus Unsung) about a whole host of things including collaboration in percussion, improvisation and even what to do when your cactus goes missing (answer - toothpicks in a gourd of course!).
We here at Third Angle are so excited to bring to you our inaugural episode of Anything But Ordinary — our brand new podcast series! Recorded out of KBOO community radio studios, the podcast features interviews and music, and is hosted by Third Angles own Terry Gross wannabe Sarah Tiedemann!
In the first episode Sarah has Portland’s Creative Laureate and 3A choreography collaborator Subashini Ganesan as studio guest. Their conversation ranges through topics such as Bharatnatyamdance beyond the athletic body to building meaningful cross-cultural collaborations and artistic equity.
I grew up in two worlds. My parents were born and raised in India, and they moved to the United States in the 1980s. I was born in the U.S. and raised in a small, predominantly white suburb. My family frequently blended elements from both cultures. During meals, we would enjoy eating my mom’s spicy chicken curry and my dad’s palak paneer, alongside macaroni and cheese and mashed potatoes. I grew up not realizing that this experience was unique, and I did not know any other identity besides this hybridized one.