About

“What we see is simple but often ignored: the movements that transform us, our relations, and our world emerge from the lives of people who decide to care for their authentic selfhood.” – Parker Palmer

Reformata: The Morgan in Brooklyn, NYC – 2011, Vinyl

Over the past several years, I have witnessed and experienced directly how the art of DJing can transform people’s lives. Through this artistry, I have adopted the philosophy that DJs have the ability to be transformative in their art.  If they embody values of musicality, empathy, and authenticity, the result can be a rich and rewarding experience for all.

In DJ culture, there are a lot of practical problems. There is performance pressure, creative trappings, career temptations, and issues that plague even the most talented of DJs. Issues related to identity, creative process, style, competition, gender bias, professionalism, conflict, success, exploitation, stereotypes, resources, technology, ideologies and history – things that contribute and challenge DJs in being truthful and purposeful in their art.  I want DJs overcome these challenges and embrace their inner artist!

It is my goal to shape DJs in a way that has never been done before.

BIO:

Cristina DiGiacomo heard her first techno song in 1990 and the rest is history. As a fan of DJ culture and a DJ herself, Cristina has embarked on many paths to champion DJs as artists, maintain the integrity of the art, and support dance culture at large. She has a Masters of Science in Change Management from The New School which has been the springboard for her work she dubs “THE DJ WAY”. She has a DJ coaching/brand consultancy practice and according to those familiar with her methods, she is a “shrink for DJs”.

Have a question? Contact me!

behindthedecks.org(at)gmail.com

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  1. July 30th, 2011
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  3. December 22nd, 2011
  4. March 28th, 2012
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