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(172) Kate Penner, on Ballet’s Race Problem

Posted by on 02.10.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/KatePenner.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are joined by our friend, Kate Penner. Kate received her early dance training from Arlington Center for Dance, now BalletNova, in Arlington, VA and participated in the Kennedy Center’s Dance Theatre of Harlem Residency Program and Exploring Ballet with Suzanne Farrell.  She attended and graduated from Harvard University, where she worked with Heather Watts and Damian Woetzel, performing ballets such as George Balanchine’s The Four...

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(171) Jodie Gates, Director of USC’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance (part two)

Posted by on 02.03.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/JodieGates2020-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Over the past few weeks we have been examining different college dance programs including Indiana University and St. Mary’s College’s LEAP Program. This week we are concluding our higher education series on Conversations on Dance, with an in depth look at the University of Southern California’s Glorya Kaufman School of Dance. We are joined, for a second time, by the program’s vice dean and director, Jodie Gates. We first spoke with Jodie in...

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(170) Stephanie Miller, the Associate Director at St. Mary’s College’s LEAP Program

Posted by on 01.28.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/StephanieMillerLEAP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS This week we are continuing our higher education series on Conversations on Dance by introducing you to an incredibly unique program.  Today we chat with Stephanie Miller, the Associate Director at St. Mary’s College’s LEAP Program.  Stephanie began dancing at the age of three, and received her BA in Dance from Saint Mary’s College, as well as an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Mills College.  She danced primarily with...

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BONUS: Rebecca and Michael: Nutcracker Gigs, Part Deux

Posted by on 01.24.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Nutgigs2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Last week, in episode 168, we talked about Michael’s coming out of retirement for Nutcracker guesting. Unfortunately due to scheduling, this episode was cut short, so in a BONUS episode this week, we are finishing that chat, and taking a few detours along the way!

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(169) Carla Körbes, Associate Professor of Music in Ballet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Posted by on 01.21.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/CarlaKorbes2019.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Welcome to the Conversations on Dance higher education series.  Over the next few weeks, we will be talking with individuals from different college  dance programs across the country.  This week we are joined by Carla Körbes, former Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer and Associate Professor of Music in ballet at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  Carla was born in Brazil and in 2000, she joined the New York City Ballet as a member of the...

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(168) Rebecca and Michael: Nutcracker Gigs

Posted by on 01.13.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/RMNutcrackerGigs-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | RSS Nutcracker may be over, but this week Rebecca and Michael sit down to catch up and discuss Michael’s Nutcracker gigs. Rebecca asks Michael about coming out of retirement for his return to the Nutcracker this past December. We chat about how he prepared, what the rehearsal process was like, and we get nostalgic over other Nutcracker memories from years past. This week we are happy to welcome a new sponsor, Veyette Virtual Ballet School. Be sure to check...

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