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(117) Eric Trope of Miami City Ballet on a dancer’s mental health

Posted by on 11.26.2018

(117) Eric Trope of Miami City Ballet on a dancer’s mental health

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Eric-Trope.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by Miami City Ballet dancer Eric Trope. While so much attention is understandably given to the physical health of dancers, Eric has been an outspoken advocate for supporting the mental health of dancers to the same extent. In this episode, we cover the difficulty of performing anxiety, dealing with body shaming and what can be done both individually and as a community to improve the mental health of our artists. Eric’s article on...

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(116) Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

Posted by on 11.19.2018

(116) Lourdes Lopez, Artistic Director of Miami City Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/LourdesLopezFinal.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday we are joined by Miami City Ballet Artistic Director, Lourdes Lopez, and our former boss.  Born in Havana, Cuba and raised in Miami, Lopez began taking ballet lessons at the age of five and continued her training full time at the School of American Ballet when she was 14. George Balanchine chose her to join the  New York City Ballet corps de ballet shortly after her 16th birthday.  She danced many featured roles with the company and was promoted by Balanchine to soloist in 1981,...

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(115) Harper Watters, Houston Ballet Soloist

Posted by on 11.12.2018

(115) Harper Watters, Houston Ballet Soloist

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/HarperWatters-111218-4.44-PM.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on Conversations On Dance, we spoke with Houston Ballet soloist Harper Watters. Though Harper’s talents led to prominent roles with the Houston Ballet and two promotions, he gained attention both within the dance community and in pop culture at large, in viral videos of himself dancing in towering pink heels. We talk to Harper about how he has leveraged his social media stardom into creating a platform where he can promote inclusivity in the dance world and prov

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(114) Arthur Pita, Choreographer

Posted by on 11.06.2018

(114) Arthur Pita, Choreographer

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ArthurPita.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by choreographer Arthur Pita. Pita graduated with a master’s degree from London Contemporary Dance School, and has choreographed internationally in many different formats, including works for opera, musical theatre, plays and film. He has garnered attention for his imaginative and personal re-interpretations of classic narratives like Kafka’s ‘Metamorphosis’ and Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s...

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(113) Sasha De Sola, Principal San Francisco Ballet

Posted by on 10.29.2018

(113) Sasha De Sola, Principal San Francisco Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/SashaDeSola.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week we are joined by San Francisco Ballet Principal Dancer, Sasha De Sola.  Born in Winter Park, Florida, Sasha trained at the Kirov Academy of Ballet in Washington, D.C. on a full merit scholarship.  In 2004, Ms. De Sola received a scholarship for studies at the Paris Opera Ballet School.  At the age of 17, Sasha joined San Francisco Ballet where she rose through the ranks and was promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer in 2017. Today we talk with Sasha from the Kennedy Center in...

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