Posts Tagged "merce cunningham"

(163) Kenneth Parris III and Melissa Toogood, LIVE from Vail Dance Festival

Posted by on 11.26.2019 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSThis week we are sharing with you a live podcast recording from the 2019 Vail Dance Festival. Here we speak with Visual Artist Kenneth Parris III and dancer Melissa Toogood on Tuesday July 30th, 2019.   Kenneth had many of his Merce Cunningham paintings and drawings featured throughout the festival this year, and many of these pieces feature Cunningham dancer and his wife, Melissa Toogood. We sit down to chat with this duo about their artistic partnership and their rel

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(137) Jodie Gates, Vice Dean and Director of USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Posted by on 05.13.2019 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSToday we are joined by Jodie Gates, vice dean and director of the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.  Ms. Gates was a celebrated principal dancer with the Joffrey Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, and Pennsylvania Ballet, as well as a principal guest artist with several companies around the world. She was a muse for celebrated choreographer Robert Joffrey and has worked with a host of renowned choreographers, including Merce Cunningham, Agnes...

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Vail Festival Forum Bonus Content: Merce Cunningham Centennial

Posted by on 08.05.2018 Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSSMerce Cunningham is one of the greatest and most influential choreographers of the 20th century. In honor of the Merce Cunningham centennial, we were pleased to host Melissa Toogood, a dancer of his works and Abi Sebaly, a Cunningham scholar.  We discuss Merce’s work methods, collaborations with artists like John Cage and Robert Rauschenberg, broad influence in the avant-garde in dance and beyond, and his “Scenario,” excerpts of which were performed at the...

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