Conversations on Dance

(318) Jennifer Homans, author and historian, on her new book, ‘Mr. B’

Posted by on 12.05.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/JenniferHomansMrB.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by author, Jennifer Homans. Jennifer received critical acclaim for her 2011 book ‘Apollo’s Angels’, a historical documentation of ballet from its creation to the present day. She has spent the past ten years working on ‘Mr. B’, a biography of George Balanchine that was published this November. We talk to Jennifer about the research process, her most fascinating...

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(317) Dimitris Papaioannou, director, choreographer, performer, and designer

Posted by on 12.02.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/DimitrisPapaioannou.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by choreographer, visual artist and experimental theater director Dimitris Papaioannou. Dimitris’ life as an artist began with a natural gift for visual arts at a very young age before eventually venturing into theater and dance. He founded his own company, Edofos Dance Theatre, leading to critical acclaim and a devoted fanbase. Dimitris talks to us about how his experience in a...

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(316) Lauryn Johnson: uncovering gems of New York City Ballet history

Posted by on 11.29.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/LaurynJohnson.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS You know her as @laurynjohnson20 on Instagram. On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’, our guest is Lauryn Johnson, a dancer and New York City Ballet usher who has captivated the dance world with her documentation of historic NYCB photography via her social media. We talk to Lauryn about how she fell in love with the company, grew her collection of dance books to nearly 1,000, where she sources her incredible images of the Balanchine era and her...

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(313) Choreographer Jodi Melnick, on Art Bath NYC

Posted by on 11.08.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/JodiMelnick1122.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS On today’s episode of ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by choreographer Jodi Melnick. (Listen to our most recent conversation with Jodi in episode 300). Jodi has been featured on the podcast several times to explore the range of her experiences as both choreographer and dancer, but today we focus  specifically on how Jodi defines and explores the collaborative process. Jodi’s latest creative output, a work for American Ballet Theatre...

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(312) Michele Byrd-McPhee, founder of Ladies of Hip-Hop

Posted by on 10.28.2022

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(311) Stefanie Batten Bland, Founder of Company SBB, on ‘Embarqued: Stories of Soil’ at BAM

Posted by on 10.24.2022

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