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(293) Ingrid Silva, Dance Theatre of Harlem Ballerina

Posted by on 06.21.2022

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(292) Vail Dance Festival 2022 Preview with Artistic Director, Damian Woetzel

Posted by on 06.16.2022

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(291) Mikko Nissinen, on Boston Ballet’s Tour to Ballet Sun Valley

Posted by on 06.13.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/MikkoNissinenBalletSunValley.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS This week, we are joined by Mikko Nissinen, Artistic Director of Boston Ballet. We first spoke with Mikko about his career and his 20 plus years at the helm of Boston Ballet in episode 183 from May 2020. Today we catch up with Mikko to hear about how Boston Ballet weathered the pandemic, how the company reacted to COVID and the Black Lives Matter movement, and their recent ChoreograpHER program. Boston Ballet will be on tour for the first time since the...

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(290) Diana Byer, Founding Artistic Director of New York Theatre Ballet

Posted by on 06.06.2022

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(288) Choreographer, Connor Walsh, and Composer, Quinn Mason, on Their New Collaboration For Houston Ballet

Posted by on 05.31.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ConnorQuinnHoustonBallet.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Today on ‘Conversations On Dance’, we are joined by Houston Ballet principal dancer and choreographer Connor Walsh and composer and conductor Quinn Mason. Connor has joined us on the podcast previously to talk about his performing career, but sits down with us for the first time to discuss choreographing for the company. Quinn’s work as a composer quickly gained notice, resulting in a premiere creation for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the...

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(287) Composers & Choreographers with Ming Luke, Principal Guest Conductor for the San Francisco Ballet

Posted by on 05.23.2022

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/ComposersandChoreographers.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Today we are happy to welcome back Principal Guest Conductor for the San Francisco Ballet, Ming Luke. We had a fascinating conversation with Ming back in September 2020 in episode 203, where we dive into his background and career as a conductor. Ming has a wealth of knowledge in music and dance history, as he has a background in dance himself, and has conducted for ballet all around the world. In light of the 50th anniversary of the Stravinsky Festival, we...

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