Conversations on Dance

(122) Marika Molnar, Director of Physical Therapy for New York City Ballet

Posted by on 01.14.2019

(122) Marika Molnar, Director of Physical Therapy for New York City Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Marika-Molnar.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are by joined by Marika Molnar, founder and president of Westside Dance Physical Therapy. Marika is often called the godmother of dance medicine, and with good reason. After helping to rehabilitate George Balanchine after a knee surgery, she became the first full time physical therapist on staff at the New York City Ballet. Since then, she has influenced the lives of hundreds of dancers by increasing body awareness and providing daily...

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(121) Frances Chung, Principal with San Francisco Ballet

Posted by on 01.07.2019

(121) Frances Chung, Principal with San Francisco Ballet

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FrancesChung.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSToday we are returning to our time at San Francisco Ballet last April for the company’s Unbound Festival.  This week we talk with Frances Chung, Principal Dancer with San Francisco Ballet. Frances was born in Vancouver, Canada and received her training at Goh Ballet Academy.   She joined San Francisco Ballet as a member of the corps de ballet in 2001 and was promoted to principal dancer in 2009.  Frances has danced countless major roles in the company’s vast repertoire as she worked...

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(120) Alastair Macaulay on Marius Petipa

Posted by on 12.17.2018

(120) Alastair Macaulay on Marius Petipa

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Alastair-on-Petipa.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on Conversations On Dance, we are joined by the chief dance critic of the New York Times, and one of our most frequent guests, Alastair Macaulay. Alastair, an expert on dance history, has previously guided us through histories of Balanchine’s classic ballet ‘Serenade’ and the work of Frederic Ashton. This week he delves into the true history of one of ballet’s most revered choreographers, Marius Petipa. We take a look at what works have been falsely...

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(119) Juliet Doherty, LIVE from Yumiko’s New York Flagship Boutique

Posted by on 12.11.2018

(119) Juliet Doherty, LIVE from Yumiko’s New York Flagship Boutique

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Juliet-Doherty.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis episode was recorded live on Saturday, December 8th, 2018 at the Yumiko New York Flagship Boutique.  We sit down with dancer and actress, Juliet Doherty.  Juliet comes from a family of dancers, spending her entire childhood in the studio.  Always active in musical theater, Juliet toured the world playing the coveted role of Clara alongside the renowned Radio City Rockettes in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and would later go on to dance alongside Tiler Peck in Susan...

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(118) Cameron Grant, New York City Ballet Pianist

Posted by on 12.03.2018

(118) Cameron Grant, New York City Ballet Pianist

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Cameron-Grant.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis week on Conversations On Dance we are joined by one of the ballet world’s most celebrated pianists, Cameron Grant. Cameron joined the New York City Ballet in 1984, where he was appointed pianist of the New York City Ballet orchestra four years later. He has played nearly every major piano ballet in the repertoire, including Balanchine masterworks like ‘Davidsbundlertanze’ and ‘Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2’, and Robbins ballets like ‘Dances At a...

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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 Biscuit...

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