Posts Tagged "Nutcracker"

(264) Best of 2021 with Evelyn Kocak

Posted by on 12.16.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/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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(263) Alastair Macaulay on ‘The Nutcracker’

Posted by on 12.07.2021

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/AlastairNutcracker2021.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS As Nutcracker performances return to stages around the world, we decided to celebrate the return of the beloved classic by chatting with friend of the pod, Alastair Macaulay. As a historian of the performing arts and the former Chief Dance Critic of the New York Times, Alastair has a wealth of information to share with us about the history of this ballet that has become a staple for schools and companies across the country. We chat about the ballet’s...

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(208) Troy Schumacher on BalletCollective’s ‘The Nutcracker at Wethersfield’

Posted by on 12.08.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/NutcrackeratWethersfield.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | RSS Today we sit down with BalletCollective’s Artistic Director, Troy Schumacher. Troy first came on the podcast in episode 17, back in 2016, where we chat with him about his career at New York City Ballet, his choreography, and his company, BalletCollective. Today, Troy returns to the pod to tell us about his current project, ‘The Nutcracker at Wethersfield.’ In the age of COVID, Troy has taken on the incredible task of creating an immersive live...

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BONUS: Rebecca and Michael: Nutcracker Gigs, Part Deux

Posted by on 01.24.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Nutgigs2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | 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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(168) Rebecca and Michael: Nutcracker Gigs

Posted by on 01.13.2020

https://media.blubrry.com/conversationsondancepod/tendusunderapalmtree.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/RMNutcrackerGigs-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Google Podcasts | Spotify | 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 them...

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