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(23) PNB’s Doug Fullington, Examining The History Behind The Nutcracker

Posted by on 12.05.2016

(23) PNB’s Doug Fullington, Examining The History Behind The Nutcracker

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/DougFullington.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Doug Fullington, assistant to the artistic director at Pacific Northwest Ballet and their education program’s manager. Mr. Fullington is a lauded dance historian, capable of reading Stepanov notation, a classical ballet notation system developed in Russia. He’s contributed to the reconstruction of many 19th century works, including ‘The Daughter of Pharaoh’, ‘Le Corsaire’, and recently, PNB’s ‘Giselle’. In 2000, he was named principal...

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(22) Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet

Posted by on 11.28.2016

(22) Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/JulieKent.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we are joined by Julie Kent, Artistic Director of The Washington Ballet.  Ms Kent danced with American Ballet Theater for over 30 years, 22 of those as a Principal Dancer, and is one of the company’s most celebrated performers.  She retired from the stage in 2015 to a 23 minute standing ovation.  She then went on to head the ABT summer intensive until this past July when she was named Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet.

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(21) Reid & Harriet, Costume Designers

Posted by on 11.21.2016

(21) Reid & Harriet, Costume Designers

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ReidHarriet.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday we are joined by Reid Bartleme and Harriet Jung, prolific costume designers working in New York City.  The pair met in classes at The Fashion Institute of Technology and founded Reid & Harriet designs in 2011.  Since then, they have designed costumes for some of the most sought after current choreographers, and costumed productions at American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and Miami City Ballet. (Reid & Harriet, Costume Designers)

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(20) Sarah Hay, Actress and Ballerina

Posted by on 11.14.2016

(20) Sarah Hay, Actress and Ballerina

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/SarahHay-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis week we are pleased to welcome Sarah Hay, Actress and Ballerina.  She is a former dancer with the Semperoper Ballet in Dresden and the star of the Starz mini series “Flesh and Bone.”  Ms. Hay was nominated for a Golden Globe and a Critics choice award, and a winner of a Satellite award for her portrayal of Claire Robbins in the series.  She is now living in Los Angeles and has a reccurring role in a new comedy series “I’m Dying Up Here” coming in 2017.

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PDX Contemporary Ballet: Support Dance in Portland

Posted by on 11.07.2016

PDX Contemporary Ballet: Support Dance in Portland

A few weeks ago, on our podcast, Conversations on Dance, we had an illuminating chat with Ballet West First Soloist, Allison DeBona.  She talked about all of the amazing smaller companies that can be found around the country.  They are doing great things, but often money can be a huge issue for them.  PDX Contemporary Ballet in Portland is just one example. PDX Contemporary Ballet has been fundraising to help raise money to pay for rehearsal space.   Their Indiegogo campaign has ended and they reached 43% of the goal. They did have a match for a $1,000 and we were able to meet our match.  The company is continuing to accept donations through...

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(18) Nicole Mitchell, New York City Ballet Assistant Stage Manager

Posted by on 10.31.2016

(18) Nicole Mitchell, New York City Ballet Assistant Stage Manager

http://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/NicoleMitchell-103116-4.59-PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSNicole Mitchell, New York City Ballet Assistant Stage Manager, joins Rebecca and Michael this week to bring you closer to another aspect of theater: the happenings backstage.  As she says, “If you do your job well, no one knows you did it at all.  But if you make a mistake you run the risk of taking the audience out of the moment.”

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