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(217) Adriana Pierce, Freelance Dancer and Choreographer

Posted by on 02.17.2021

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(216) Kurt Froman, Celebrity Ballet Coach and Former NYCB Dancer

Posted by on 02.09.2021

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(215) Lorenzo Pagano, Soloist with Martha Graham Dance Company

Posted by on 02.02.2021

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(214) ‘Isolation to Creation’ Docuseries from Works & Process at the Guggenheim

Posted by on 01.27.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Works-and-Process-2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS This week we are pleased to bring you a special behind the scenes look at some of the Works & Process creation that has been happening safely throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic. Today we are joined by Ephrat Asherie, New York City-based b-girl, and Duke Dang, General Manager of Works & Process. We hear about Ephrat’s career and her recent work developed at a Works and Process Bubble Residency called, ‘UnderScored.’ Duke offers...

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(213) Gloria Govrin, Balanchine Ballerina (Part II)

Posted by on 01.19.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/GloriaGovrin2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Welcome to the second part of our interview with Balanchine Ballerina, Gloria Govrin. If you are tuning in and haven’t heard part one, we hope that you will go back in your feed to episode 212 for our chat with Gloria about her career. Today in Part II, Gloria tells us about where her career took her after retiring from the stage. She has since gone on to a prolific teaching career, being considered one of the leading masters of the Balanchine Technique....

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(212) Gloria Govrin, Balanchine Ballerina (Part I)

Posted by on 01.13.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/p/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/GloriaGovrin1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Today we are joined by Balanchine Ballerina, Gloria Govrin. Gloria danced with New York City Ballet from 1959 to 1974 and was promoted to soloist in 1963. An unusually tall dancer, she inspired Balanchine to choreograph several distinctive roles on her. Roles such as Hippolyta in A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Coffee in Nutcracker, the Princess in Firebird, and La Bonne Fee in Harlequinade were stamped with her identity. After her distinguished...

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