10 in 10 Video Series

By Andréa Spearman

January 13, 2022, PUBLISHED BY IN DANCE

10 questions in 10 minutes. Quick insights with the Bay Area dance community.

As our community continues to re-imagine hybrid performance and dance-making, the 10 in 10 interview series speaks to those right in the thick of creating dynamic dance works.

Lydia Clinton brings her bubbly and energetic personality to the virtual space of TikTok, Instagram and performing with Epiphany Dance Theater, PUSH Dance Company, Zaccho Dance Theatre, The Kendra Kimbrough Dance Ensemble and Capacitor.

Javier Stell-Frésquez amplifies and uplifts the Two-spirit community through traditional and experimental performance and practices. “Two-Spirit” is a pan-tribal term—it is rooted in the Anishinaabe term describing such individuals: “niizh manidoowag.” This translates literally as “two spirits”- embodying both the complex feminine and the masculine in all of us. They are the Co-Director of the Weaving Spirits Festival of Two-Spirit Performance that presents  performances, workshops, and community circles.

Don’t worry, I still asked them to show us their favorite dance moves. 😉 Enjoy!


Lydia Clinton

Black and white image of Lydia laughing in profile.
Photo by Camille Clinton. [ID: Black and white image of Lydia in profile with her chin resting on her fist. She’s laughing and has her eyes closed.]

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Javier Stell-Frésquez

Javier stands on a large tree branch leaning against its trunk.
Photo by ShäV.Fotos. [ID: Javier stands on a large tree branch leaning back against its trunk. Her Eyes are closed, head tilted down, with one arm hanging down and one hand resting gently on her one bent knee. her blue dress ripples in wind. Her black velvet boots go up her leg. Silver necklace, bracelet, x-shaped belt.]

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All Video Recorded and Edited by Andréa Spearman

For more 10 in 10 content, read and listen here.


This series appeared in the Winter 2022 issue of In Dance.


Bay Area native, Andréa Spearman is an administrator, choreographer, performer, teacher, and student of a variety of modern-based movement with over 20 years of experience. Director of her own dance company, A. Spearman & Co. and also currently produces and hosts, The Black Landscape podcast, a series of conversations that spotlight Black leaders in the SF Bay Area communities in various industries. Listen on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud, anchor.FM, Google Podcasts, and more. AspearmanAndCo.org

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