(1) Introduction

Posted by on 06.26.2016

We are pleased to welcome you to the inaugural episode of “Conversations on Dance” with Rebecca King and Michael Sean Breeden.  With each episode, we plan to bring our audience an inside look into the world of professional dancers.  We will discuss ballet training, techniques, choreography, and conduct interviews with some of the ballet world’s best and brightest.  This week we bring you a short introductory episode to familiarize our audience with the ballet world’s newest pod.  To listen, please press the play button below.


  1. I so enjoyed this; the conversations with the Delgados even more. About America’s Oldest Complete “Nutcracker”, Toledo Ballet’s (Ohio) may be as old as the Willam Christensen for San Francisco and grew out of an older “Nutcracker Suite”. The 1940 Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo one-hour version also left a huge influence around America. When I did my “Nutcracker” Marathon around the States in 2010, I was amazed to discover how many companies (twelve, I think) danced Ivanov’s pas de deux (often uncredited) – though, in this land of gargouilladers, every Sugar Plum did the Danilova version of the variation (pas de chat, soutenu turn) instead of the Markova (and Ivanov) one (gargouillades). And did you know that perhaps no European company includes Mother Ginger? – which here is such a highlight. Warm congratulations to you both – I look forward to listening to more.

    • Thanks for the comment Alastair! We are so glad that you are listening and enjoying 🙂

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