Joining us on today’s episode are Barbara Diabo and Rafael Franco. Having been a dancer all her life, Barbara has worked in many styles of dance. She is currently a choreographer focusing on combining indigenous dance with contemporary styles, bridging divides across different tastes and genres. Rafael is a live-action and animation director and pushes boundaries in both media. He has worked in the US, in LA, and across Canada. We sit down with these fantastic guests for an insightful conversation about their respective relationships with dance and technology. Barbara shares her background and how after leaving contemporary dance, she connected to her cultural roots. Her work since then mediates these two seemingly disparate worlds and seeks to bring them together. We also learn from both Rafael and Barbara how technology has impacted their lives, particularly as it relates to dance, movement, and the body. We then continue the lively discussion by diving into finding the balance between ourselves (the analogue) and technology (the digital) and how this might unfold. Having always had technology as a core pillar of his work, Rafael believes that there is space to explore the convergence between technology and movement. Barbara does caution that while this exploration is necessary, we must not take a technology-first approach and instead, always remain true to our bodies. We also speculate more on what a merged technology-dance future might look like and the implications of it. Join us today for this compelling conversation!