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(266) Robert La Fosse, former principal dancer with ABT and NYCB

Posted by on 01.18.2022

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(265) Welcoming 2022, with Rebecca and Michael

Posted by on 01.11.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/RM2022.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS It’s 2022 and COD is back! We are ushering in the new year by celebrating some of the great things that friends of the pod have been up to recently, discussing the complexity surrounding dancer promotions, and how the change in the social media landscape in the past few years is affecting content that dancers and companies are putting out. Plus, we tease next week’s guest. We have lots of exciting things coming your way this year, so thank you for tuning in and...

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(264) Best of 2021 with Evelyn Kocak

Posted by on 12.16.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Bestof2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS It’s our last episode of 2021 and we are looking back over the year with our friend, Evelyn Kocak. Thank you to all of our listeners and our partners for joining us for another year of COD! We will be back in 2022 with some exciting new episodes and thrilling guests. We love you all! Thank you for listening. Happy Holidays! Photo: Mira Nadon in ‘Movements for Piano and Orchestra’ __________________________________ LINKS: Conversations on...

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BONUS: Jlin, Composer and Collaborator with Kyle Abraham on ‘Requiem: Fire In the Air of the Earth’

Posted by on 12.10.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Jlinfinal.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Last week in episode 262, we talked with Choreographer, Kyle Abraham, about his new work that premiered on December 4, 2021 at Stanford Live, called  ‘Requiem: Fire In the Air of the Earth.’ After chatting with Kyle, we knew we had to follow up with his musical collaborator, Jlin, to hear more about her work and the process of creating the score for ‘Requiem.’ More information on upcoming performances at Stanford Live available on their website,...

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(263) Alastair Macaulay on ‘The Nutcracker’

Posted by on 12.07.2021

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(262) Kyle Abraham, Choreographer and Artistic Director of A.I.M. by Kyle Abraham

Posted by on 11.29.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/KyleAbraham2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS This week on ‘Conversations On Dance’ we are joined by award winning choreographer Kyle Abraham. Kyle’s choreographic talents garnered attention quickly in works he created for his company A.I.M., leading to a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 and commissions from some of the most respected dance institutions in the world. We talk to Kyle about his creative process leading up to his new work ‘Requiem: Fire In the Air Of the Earth’ that will premiere...

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