Conversations on Dance

(194) Choreographer Trey McIntyre on the Reimagining of The Trey McIntyre Project

Posted by on 08.05.2020

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(193) Preview of 2020 Vail Dance Festival: Digital Edition with Damian Woetzel

Posted by on 07.27.2020

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(192) Christin Hanna, Lake Tahoe Dance Festival Artistic Director

Posted by on 07.20.2020

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(190) Austin Hartel, Oklahoma International Dance Festival Artistic Director

Posted by on 07.08.2020

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(189) Eduardo Vilaro on Ballet Hispánico’s ‘Noche Unidos’

Posted by on 06.27.2020

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(188) Damien Johnson, Faculty Member at The Washington School of Ballet

Posted by on 06.24.2020

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