Conversations on Dance

(261) India Bradley, dancer with NYCB, from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival

Posted by on 11.22.2021

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(260) Caroline Shaw: Vocalist, Violinist, Composer, and Producer from the 2021 Vail Dance Festival

Posted by on 11.15.2021

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(259) Durante Verzola, Choreographer, at Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Posted by on 11.08.2021

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(258) Shaunna Vella and Andrew Pearson on St. Mary’s College’s LEAP Program

Posted by on 11.01.2021

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(257) Jacob Jonas, Director, Choreographer, and Artistic Director of Jacob Jonas the Company

Posted by on 10.25.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/JacobJonasFinal.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS This week on Conversations on Dance, we are joined by Jacob Jonas, Director, Choreographer, and Artistic Director of Jacob Jonas the Company. Jacob started dancing at the age of 13 when he came across a street-performing group in Venice Beach.  From there, his passion for dance expanded into various technique and across many different mediums. He is the founding Artistic Director of Jacob Jonas the Company, a creative company that intersects dance across mediums...

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(256) Marzia Memoli, Chorus dancer with Martha Graham Dance Company

Posted by on 10.18.2021

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