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(47) Part I: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

Posted by on 05.22.2017

(47) Part I: Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/EdwardVillellaEp1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we present our first episode recorded on our Conversations on Dance New York Tour sponsored by DanceWear Corner.  Today we start with the first of three installments with Edward Villella, Balanchine Dancer & Miami City Ballet Founding Artistic Director.  Edward was hired into the New York City Ballet by George Balanchine in 1957 and was promoted to Principal Dancer in 1970.  Balanchine created many famous roles on Edward including Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s...

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(46) Rebecca and Michael, Live from Columbus

Posted by on 05.15.2017

(46) Rebecca and Michael, Live from Columbus

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/ColumbusLIVE.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we are publishing our very first podcast that was recorded live with an audience.  This episode was recorded in March following our full day of master classes in Columbus, Ohio presented by Ballet in the City.  This particular “Conversation on Dance” is directed at the students in the room who we had just taught for 3 hours, and their parents who wanted to sit in on our recording.  These young and hungry students were a huge source of inspiration for us that day, and...

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(45) Karolina Kuras, National Ballet of Canada Photographer

Posted by on 05.08.2017

(45) Karolina Kuras, National Ballet of Canada Photographer

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/KarolinaKuras.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Karolina Kuras, Photographer for the National Ballet of Canada. Karolina was born in Poland where she spent her early years before her family moved to a small town outside of Toronto.  As a child, Karolina was always surrounded by art, as her mother is a painter, and her father a musician.  Kuras began ballet classes which she loved, but found her shyness kept her from enjoying the stage.  After playing around with a camera, she found a new source of...

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(44) Adriana Pierce, Choreographer

Posted by on 05.01.2017

(44) Adriana Pierce, Choreographer

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/AdrianaPierce.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Miami City Ballet dancer Adriana Pierce. After training at the School of American Ballet and dancing as an Apprentice with The New York City Ballet, she joined Miami City Ballet in 2010.  Throughout her schooling, Pierce directed and choreographed numerous musical theater productions for a local theater group in New Jersey and first premiered her balletic choreography when she created two pieces for the School of American Ballet’s Annual Student...

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(43) Rebecca & Michael: A Dancer Dies Twice

Posted by on 04.24.2017

(43) Rebecca & Michael: A Dancer Dies Twice

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Retirement.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week Rebecca and Michael wanted to take an opportunity to discuss retirement from the stage.  On April 9th Michael performed for the last time on a Miami City Ballet stage, closing out a more than decade long career with the company.  Today Rebecca catches up with Michael to talk about how he made his decision, what the final shows were like, and what comes next.  Because as Martha Graham says, “A dancer dies twice.  Once when they stop dancing, and the first death is the

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